Green Carnation

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Country Norway
Added By Mike
17 years ago
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2000-2005 Metal
2006 Rock
2020 Metal
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8.2 x6
Nordic Technical Experimental Prog Post Doom Metal/Independent
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19 users rate this artist 7.0 or better, one user rates it lower. 12 users think it is prog, two users think it is merely related to prog and nobody thinks that it's not prog. show details
Track Statistics The database currently contains 41 studio tracks by Green Carnation.
Track durations range from 1m 34s to 1h 00m 06s, averaging at 8m 02s with a standard deviation of 9m 12s.
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Review by MusicalSalmacis 14 years ago <Permalink>
Green Carnation - Light of Day, Day of Darkness 2001
6.5
Prog Metal
The concept of one-song albums did not start here. Of course it is not easy to pull the stunt, to actually write a song that is one hour long. Or, to be more specific, to write one that is interesting.

The first half of the song is best described as riff-salad. It is a bunch of riffs accompanied by somewhat deep lyrics. The music is pretty much Opeth with a different vocalist. About half an hour in, a very long interlude appears, a woman singing for like, ten minutes, accompanied by some noodling. Then there's a bunch of quiet droning, some more heavy riff salad, and a disappointing ending.

Possibly the most overrated composition ever. However, parts of Green Carnation would reform as In the Woods... who would write considerably more focused and moving songs. Light of Day, Day of Darkness is not bad, or completely boring to listen to (if that was the case, I would have given it a much lower rating), but I'm surprised to see it receive such a warm welcome when it has so many flaws.
Comment by PowerWyrm
Green Carnation - The Acoustic Verses 2006
9.7
Prog Rock
Usually when heavy bands do lighter stuff it's brilliant... and this release makes no exception. Opeth's "Damnation" or Borknagar's "Origin" can be seen as references, but I would also add Alice in Chain's "Jar of Flies/SAP", since some of those songs have a slightly grungy feeling too.
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Review by Mike 16 years ago <Permalink>
Green Carnation - A Blessing In Disguise 2003
8.6
Experimental Prog Metal
I love this album. I like all of the Green Carnation albums, but this one is special to me ... I think it is also better than their alleged masterpiece "Light of Day, Day of Darkness". I recommend it to anyone who appreciates the lighter side of Scandinavian Death/Black influenced metal. There is no growling on this album though, and it deals with personal issues like loss, birth and the universe rather than burning churches.
What I like most is that each of the tracks has its own unique qualities, with no filler material. The tracks get to the point, dwell on it as long as necessary and then then next track kicks in another "gear". Some tracks are driving, fast-paced metal songs, others are sad, moody songs with clever string arrangements and keyboards.
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Light of Day, Day of Darkness 2001
 #1

8.5 x14
Technical Experimental Prog Doom Metal/Rock
The Acoustic Verses 2006
 #2

8.4 x11
Nordic Poetic Prog Post Rock/Independent
Leaves of Yesteryear 2020
 #3

7.9 x3
Prog Post Metal
A Blessing In Disguise 2003
 #4

8.2 x3
Experimental Prog Metal
The Quiet Offspring 2005
 #5

8.1 x3
Experimental Prog Metal
Journey to the End of the Night 2000
 #6

7.7 x3
Experimental Prog Metal
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Leaves of Yesteryear 2020
 5 months ago
rushfan4
7.7
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7.7
Prog Post Metal
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 9 months ago
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9.9
Prog Post Metal
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 10 months ago
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8.0
Prog Metal
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 3 years ago
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8.0
Experimental Prog Metal
Light of Day, Day of Darkness 2001
 3 years ago
rushfan4
8.5
Experimental Prog Metal/Rock
The Acoustic Verses 2006
 11 years ago
Mike
8.8
Nordic Prog Rock
A Blessing In Disguise 2003
 12 years ago
rushfan4
8.0
Experimental Prog Metal
Light of Day, Day of Darkness 2001
 12 years ago
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8.5
Experimental Prog Metal/Rock
Light of Day, Day of Darkness 2001
 12 years ago
rushfan4
8.5
Experimental Prog Metal/Rock
Light of Day, Day of Darkness 2001
 12 years ago
rushfan4
8.5
Experimental Prog Metal/Rock
The Acoustic Verses 2006
 13 years ago
Jozef47
7.2
Nordic Poetic Prog Post Independent/Rock
The Acoustic Verses 2006
 13 years ago
Mike
8.8
Nordic Prog Rock
A Night Under The Dam 2007, DVD
 13 years ago
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9.5
Experimental Prog-Related Metal/Rock
The Quiet Offspring 2005
 14 years ago
Mike
7.9
Experimental Prog Metal
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Mike
8.6
Experimental Prog Metal
The Acoustic Verses 2006
 14 years ago
Mike
8.8
Nordic Prog Rock
The Acoustic Verses 2006
 14 years ago
PhrogBrazil
8.5
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The Acoustic Verses 2006
 14 years ago
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8.5
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