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With enjoyable albums like „Light Of Day, Day Of Darkness“, and the latest release „A Blessing In Disguise“, the Norwegian band Green Carnation have already managed to procure themselves a place in the highest league of progressive metal. The newest trick of the men around Kjetil Nordhus and Tchort, is also a success. Admittedly, the first two songs are a bit hard rockish, which takes some getting used to, and are very long, the tracks that follow however, are Green Carnation as we know them. „A Place For Me“ is heartbreakingly melancholic and soft and opens its robes shortly after. Dramatic and beautiful are also both parts of „Childs Play“, fast guitars can be found on songs like „Purple Door, Pitch Black“, which has a beautiful refrain, and „Dead But Dreaming“, which is almost groovy at times. „When I Was You“ is a deathly beautiful ballad-like piece – almost continuously cold shivers creep down your spine and infuse your whole body with sadness. „The Quiet Offspring“ turned out a beautiful, complex album, proving that these Norwegians, even after 15 years in the music business, manage to convey emotions in a brilliant form and way.
Andi `Lake` Schönauer
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