MetalBite Review by Allan on 3/5/2002
With any album that is of an abnormal length, there comes a worry that the album will not be able to keep the listener interested in the music for its full duration. The music may become dull and repetitive, boring, and possibly annoying. Of course, that is not the case with Green Carnation
’s 60-minute opus, "Light of Day, Day of Darkness"
. Tchort and Co. has teamed up to create something beautiful and free of boundaries. They succeeded. Easily one of the best progressive pieces of Doom metal of this past decade, this album puts other lengthy songs to shame (sorry Edge of Sanity
!) and gives other bands alike something to think about.
There are so many things in this album that I could list as great moments. Whether is be the chilling guitar, the progressiveness, the exceptionally fitting vocals, the solo’s, the epic feel, the catchy guitar riffs, or the emotion, it is a great album. Is there anything on this album that doesn’t belong here? No, but for some people the clean female vocals/saxophone might be a bit too much. Personally, I find it fitting and comforting. The lyrics are great too. The album flows through from beginning to end with seamless transitions, passages, and movements. The band makes use of their important ability to create music that builds up and has climaxes, and continues this throughout. Using acoustic & electric guitars, bass, drums, sitar, synth, saxophone, female vocals, choirs, and many other things has helped to create something truly amazing.
has taken the lead over all bands that are trying to do anything progressive and epic with a doomy feel. Tchort has proven that he has just as much of a creative mind as Ihsahn (Emperor
) does. "Light of Day, Day of Darkness"
is sure to stand the test of time and be remembered as an album that destroyed all challengers.
If you’ve been looking for something that will impress you lately, and much has failed, this progressive doom opus should do the trick.
out of 10