Green Carnation - Light Of Day, Day Of Darkness


8.9 | 430 votes |
Release date: 8 January 2001
Style: Gothic metal, Progressive metal

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Line-up
Anders Kobro - drums
Stein Roger Sordal - bass
Terje "Tchort" Vik Schei - guitars
Kjetil Nordhus - vocals
Bjørn "Berserk" Hårstad - guitar, slide guitar, ebow

Additional musicians:
Endre Kirkesola - hammond organ, sitar, synths, strings, voice arrangements
Bernt Andre Moen - string arrangements
Arvid Thorsen - saxophone
Synne "Diana Soprana" Larsen - vocals
Roger "Nattefrost" Rasmussen - vocals
Damien Aleksander - child's voice
Jan Kenneth "Transit" Transeth - vocals

Children's Choir (Elin Wikstol − Conductor):
Randesund Barnekor, Marthe Larsen, Julie Pettersen, Mathias Pettersen, Kristoffer Knoff Aamot, Karoline Knoff Aamot, Ida Magrethe Karterud, Thomas Karterud, Simen Ingebrethsen, Christian Albert, Even Albert, Stian Andre Rosenlov

Opera Choir:
Kjetil Nordhus, Roald Andreas Sandoy (tenor), Katinka Sandoy, Maren Stakkeland, Elise Tverrli (alto), Nina Tanggaard, Therese Fanebust (soprano), Endre Kirkesola (bass)

Staff review by
wrathchild
Rating:
10
This review could be the shortest ever: excellent. But OK, let's see why this second release of the Norwegian band is so excellent.
First as you may have noticed, the album is a whole unique song of 60 minutes: the dream of many musicians is made a reality by guitarist Tchort (Carpathian Forest, ex. Emperor, ex. Satyricon), who composed all the music and lyrics for this doom masterpiece.

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published 01.12.2003 | Comments (12)

Guest review by
Bas
Rating:
10
It is quite some time ago since the last time I was so fascinated by a single song. In this case, it's a single song and a whole album at the same time. Light Of Day, Day Of Darkness is an epic 60-minutes long progressive doom metal masterpiece.

I have never before experienced a song that awakened so many emotions in me at the same time. Hope and despair, pleasure and pain, life and death, knowledge and incomprehesion become one on this CD. Letting the listener experience all at once. With sometimes melancholic, sometimes hopeful singing the listener is led from stanzas like "For it was my dream, To create a perfect world, From this cold imperfect world, And all the answers were inside my mind" to others like "What is left to say? What is left to see? Where did I fail?" Lyrically the whole song is nothing less then a rhetoric masterpiece.

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published 10.10.2006 | Comments (7)

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15.05.2010 - 08:47
Rating: 10
DPM7
This is a masterpiece!!
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30.08.2010 - 11:31
Rating: 9
Jvliet
9/10 Just shy of perfection for than random part about 35 minutes in.
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28.09.2011 - 06:13
lepare
Great album, great song.s
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19.01.2012 - 04:45
teniva
Like it!
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26.10.2012 - 20:02
Rating: 9
Erik M.
Written by Jvliet on 30.08.2010 at 11:31

9/10 Just shy of perfection for than random part about 35 minutes in.


Exactly my thoughts. Other than that, I think the first half of the song is brilliant, while the second half is just good.

Also, the baby sounds in the beginning of the song are slightly annoying, but it's no big deal obviously (just stating the few things I don't like about the song).
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20.11.2012 - 03:36
Rating: 9
M C Vice
Ex-polydactyl
The guitar solo near the end just screams prog.
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Sharks 2016 Premiers. Please don't choke this year.
"I'll fight you on one condition. That you lower your nipples."
"I'll put whatever I want in your mouth!"
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23.04.2013 - 18:51
Death_95
A masterpiece.
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18.10.2013 - 00:51
Rating: 9
LeKiwi
High Fist Prog
Dat unbridled orgasm...otherwise a flawless album.
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19.10.2013 - 16:05
Dima
Written by Erik M. on 26.10.2012 at 20:02

Written by Jvliet on 30.08.2010 at 11:31

9/10 Just shy of perfection for than random part about 35 minutes in.


Exactly my thoughts. Other than that, I think the first half of the song is brilliant, while the second half is just good.

Also, the baby sounds in the beginning of the song are slightly annoying, but it's no big deal obviously (just stating the few things I don't like about the song).


I LOVE the baby sounds in the beginning :3
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05.08.2014 - 09:01
Rating: 8
Dentura
Shadow King
This one's a bit of a grower for me, but it's still excellent. Personally when it comes to album-long songs I still prefer Edge of Sanity's Crimson I and II, but this is still an awesome song with a lot of twists and turns.
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...And so death to the falsity of thy former rulers. Thy kingdom of "heaven" burns in a field of fire, and Dentura is the one true God thou must yield thy hearts and souls to in absolute submission. It is his ultimate decree and will unto thee..
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05.08.2014 - 09:08
Rating: 8
Dentura
Shadow King
Written by Jvliet on 30.08.2010 at 11:31

9/10 Just shy of perfection for than random part about 35 minutes in.

I know it's an old comment but I agree. The female vocals sound okay at first, but get pretty obnoxious when she starts "orgasming" or whatever. Though I wouldn't blame her considering how good the rest of the album/song is.
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...And so death to the falsity of thy former rulers. Thy kingdom of "heaven" burns in a field of fire, and Dentura is the one true God thou must yield thy hearts and souls to in absolute submission. It is his ultimate decree and will unto thee..
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09.08.2014 - 14:31
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
I totally understand why people love it... But I'm not feeling it as much. Will try to replay it though but it will probably stay this way.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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09.08.2014 - 15:09
Dima
For a one hour song song you'd except much more diversity but it's still a great record regardless.
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21.04.2015 - 01:43
Rating: 9
Zaph
The Nothingth
They're gonna play the entire thing live next year.

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THEY'RE GONNA PLAY THE ENTIRE THING! LIVE!
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Wubba Lubba Dub Dub
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21.04.2015 - 02:34
Rating: 10
mz
Written by Zaph on 21.04.2015 at 01:43

They're gonna play the entire thing live next year.

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THEY'RE GONNA PLAY THE ENTIRE THING! LIVE!


HOLY SHIT.
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Giving my ears a rest from music.
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01.09.2015 - 00:51
Wukk
Written by mz on 21.04.2015 at 02:34

Written by Zaph on 21.04.2015 at 01:43

They're gonna play the entire thing live next year.

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THEY'RE GONNA PLAY THE ENTIRE THING! LIVE!


HOLY SHIT.


This just in: they're gonna play the entire thing live next year, ALL OVER THE WORLD.
http://www.loudnoise.nl/artist/green-carnation-no/
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01.09.2015 - 04:32
Dima
Written by Wukk on 01.09.2015 at 00:51


This just in: they're gonna play the entire thing live next year, ALL OVER THE WORLD.
http://www.loudnoise.nl/artist/green-carnation-no/


I hope they consider Australia as part of the world :/
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01.09.2015 - 09:57
Rating: 10
musclassia
Surely that's got to come to at least one place in the UK
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01.09.2015 - 16:18
Wukk
Written by musclassia on 01.09.2015 at 09:57

Surely that's got to come to at least one place in the UK

If it does, I'll see you there.
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If you're 666 then I'm 777
http://www.last.fm/user/Joodicator
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11.09.2015 - 22:30
Rating: 10
nb
This Piece of music absolutely blows my mind.

And, holy shit, if they play this live near me, I will definitely go and see them.
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11.09.2015 - 22:53
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by nb on 11.09.2015 at 22:30

This Piece of music absolutely blows my mind.

And, holy shit, if they play this live near me, I will definitely go and see them.


I'll be seeing them perform this album live in April.
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Member of the true crusade against European Flower Metal

Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
Dawn Crosby (r.i.p.)
05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

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12.09.2015 - 03:44
Dima
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 11.09.2015 at 22:53

Written by nb on 11.09.2015 at 22:30

This Piece of music absolutely blows my mind.

And, holy shit, if they play this live near me, I will definitely go and see them.


I'll be seeing them perform this album live in April.


wear a go-pro and skype with me pls thnx
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01.10.2015 - 01:17
Wukk
Cannot get enough of this right now. I need another tour announcement please.
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If you're 666 then I'm 777
http://www.last.fm/user/Joodicator
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18.04.2016 - 23:30
Rating: 10
musclassia
Fucking loved this at Roadburn, dunno what the other attendees on here thought but possibly my favourite show at the festival.
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02.05.2016 - 20:04
Rating: 9
Zaph
The Nothingth
Written by musclassia on 18.04.2016 at 23:30

Fucking loved this at Roadburn, dunno what the other attendees on here thought but possibly my favourite show at the festival.

After thinking about it for two weeks I can safely say it was my favorite show at the festival too My expectations for this band were sky-high and they did not disappoint me.
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Wubba Lubba Dub Dub
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02.07.2016 - 09:01
Rating: 9
Nicko's Nose
The part with the female vocals is terrible and the last 30 minutes are nowhere near as good as the first 30 minutes, but still an awesome song.
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