A Blessing in Disguise

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A Blessing in Disguise
Studio album by Green Carnation
Released 17 June 2003 (2003-06-17)
Recorded 2003
Genre Progressive metal
Gothic rock
Length 56:15
Label Season Mist America
Producer Terje Vik Schei, Green Carnation and pre-produced by Stein Roger Sordal
Green Carnation chronology
Light of Day, Day of Darkness
A Blessing in Disguise
The Quiet Offspring
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Metal Storm 8/10 stars[2]
Metal Review Favorable[3]

A Blessing in Disguise is the third full-length studio album of the Norwegian progressive metal band, Green Carnation. The album was released two years after their previous album, Light of Day, Day of Darkness. This album was a stylistic shift for the band, creating some more "live-friendly" hard rock songs as opposed to its sixty-minute-long predecessor.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Crushed to Dust"   4:26
2. "Lullaby in Winter"   7:49
3. "Writings on the Wall"   5:26
4. "Into Deep"   6:09
5. "The Boy in the Attic"   7:13
6. "Two Seconds in Life"   6:28
7. "Myron and Cole"   5:53
8. "As Life Flows By"   4:45
9. "Rain"   8:06
10. "Stay on These Roads" (Vinyl version cover of 80s pop rock band, A-ha)  


Green Carnation[edit]

  • Kjetil Nordhus – vocals
  • Bjørn Harstad – lead guitar and guitar effects
  • Terje Vik Schei (a.k.a. Tchort) – guitar
  • Stein Roger Sordal – bass, guitars, and harp
  • Bernt A. Moen – keyboards and piano
  • Anders Kobro – drums

Guest musicians[edit]


  1. ^ Mason, Stewart. "A Blessing in Disguise Review". Allmusic. Retrieved 3 May 2011. 
  2. ^ "Green Carnation – A Blessing in Disguise Review". Metal Storm. 10 October 2003. Archived from the original on 29 December 2007. 
  3. ^ Pigeon, Tim (2 June 2003). "A Blessing in Disguise Review". Metal Review. Retrieved 3 May 2011.