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Release date: 21 February 2005
Style: Gothic metal, Progressive metal


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01. The Quiet Offspring
02. Between The Gentle Small & The Standing Tall
03. Just When You Think It's Safe
04. A Place For Me
05. The Everlasting Moment
06. Purple Door, Pitch Black
07. Childsplay Part I
08. Dead But Dreaming
09. Pile Of Doubt
10. When I Was You
11. Childsplay Part II

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Lyrics (11)

Kjetil Nordhus - vocals
Kenneth Silden - keyboards
Terje "Tchort" Vik Schei - guitars
Stein Roger Sordal - bass, guitars
Anders Kobro - drums
Michael S. Krumins - guitars

Staff review by

We are lucky in this beginning of this year 2005. After the release of the new albums of some major bands like Dark Tranquillity, Grave Digger or Kreator, now this is the turn of one of the most famous and original band of the Metal scene, Green Carnation. After two years the Norwegian combo will present us its new release, "The Quiet Offspring", their 4th one. If their precedent albums were really original and not really easy of access, this time the band maybe took a new road. I think that "The Quiet Offspring" could become the "open" album, the one that every metal heads on Earth could enjoy.

published 01.02.2005 | Comments (2)

Staff review by
Demonic Tutor

In our times dominated by Death, Black and Power metal bands, it's always refreshing to encounter sheer originality in a band hailing from Scandinavia. Green Carnation originates from Norway and has a solid lineup including legendary musician Tchort. But after all, Norway brought us the most original bands in the recent past with Winds, Pagan's Mind or Jorn; and Green Carnation belongs to that same category of artists albeit their music is more oriented Prog/Heavy than the aforementioned bands. The new Prog/Heavy prodigies are back with their highly anticipated album, "The Quiet Offspring".

published 26.07.2005 | Comments (1)

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BloodJuNkie - 23.11.2013 at 02:56  
Rating: 6 4 Awesome songs ... The rest are boring :/
Kuroboshi - 07.12.2013 at 09:55  
Rating: 8
Written by BloodJuNkie on 23.11.2013 at 02:56

4 Awesome songs ... The rest are boring :/

Sure, there are a few fillers, but they're far from boring imho.
BloodJuNkie - 07.12.2013 at 17:54  
Rating: 6
Written by Kuroboshi on 07.12.2013 at 09:55

Sure, there are a few fillers, but they're far from boring imho.

Ah i couldn't like them!
IronArkadius666 - 22.03.2014 at 17:22  
Rating: 9 Aside from LoD,DoD this is my favourite GC album.
The sound reminds me of Freak Kitchen
fandango68 - 22.03.2014 at 20:52  
Rating: 8 I tend to find GC's output consistently very good without them ever achieving excellence... let's hope that they do indeed reform and make a masterpiece!

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