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Green Carnation
"Light of Day, Day of Darkness"
December 2001
Released: 2001, The End Records
Rating: 4.5/5
Reviewer: El Cid

What we have here is a 60 minutes song. That’s right, a song that lasts an hour. And I must say I find it magnificent. Nothing is out of place, nothing is monotonous, and everything is mind blowing.



I might venture to describe this album as the depiction of a nightmare. It takes you along and creates and ambiance of sadness and sometimes you even feel guilt while listening. The musicianship is top notch, the melodic passages that guide most of the album are extremely well thought out and impeccably executed. The album is almost entirely clean vocals, but that doesn’t mean the vox department stagnates at any time. At about the middle of the album you will be treated to a break in the roller-coaster and a female vocal solo will engulf you to further interest you in what’s to come.



The best thing about this CD is that it never incursions into pre-established genres, there’s no Black Metal drive, there’s no Death metal tour, no stains of Progressive (although it might crush anything Progressive you have heard from a creative point of view) and Green Carnation just manage to establish themselves as their own band, with their own sound and what might very well be a new step up in the ways of music for a lot of future bands.
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