Light of Day, Day of Darkness

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Light of Day, Day of Darkness
Studio album by Green Carnation
Released 8 January 2002
Recorded Summer 2000
Genre Progressive metal, gothic metal, art rock
Length 60:06
Label The End
Producer Endre Kirkesola
Green Carnation chronology
Journey to the End of the Night
(2000)
Light of Day, Day of Darkness
(2002)
A Blessing in Disguise
(2003)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Light of Day, Day of Darkness is the second (one-track) studio album by the Norwegian progressive metal band, Green Carnation. The album was composed, written and arranged by founding member Terje Vik Schei (a.k.a. Tchort). It was released by The End Records on 8 January 2002.[2] It is composed of a single 60-minute track. Also, the album was largely inspired by the death of Tchort's daughter and the birth of his son.

Musically, Light of Day, Day of Darkness is pure progressive metal. In this album, the band combines many different instruments, not commonly used in metal, to create an original soundscape. It is said that 600 different samples were used in the editing of the song.[3] The album shows some death metal twinges from their roots with Kjetil Nordhus occasionally using death growls and Anders Kobro implementing occasional blast beats as well.

Track listing[edit]

  • Written By Tchort.
  1. "Light of Day, Day of Darkness" − 60:06 1

Credits[edit]

Band members[edit]

  • Terje Vik Schei (Tchort) − acoustic guitar, electric guitar
  • Bjørn Harstad − lead guitar, slide guitar, ebow
  • Stein Roger Sordal − bass guitar
  • Anders Kobro − drums
  • Kjetil Nordhus − vocals

Guest musicians and singers[edit]

  • Endre Kirkesola − B3, sitar, synthesizer, string, voice arrangements, additional bass
  • Bernt A. Moen − string arrangements
  • Arvid Thorsen − saxophone
  • Synne Soprana − female vocals
  • Roger Rasmussen − screaming vocals
  • Damien Aleksander − child's voice
  • Jan Kenneth T. − male vocals

Children's Choir performed by:

  • Randesund Barnekor
  • Marthe Larsen
  • Julie Pettersen
  • Mathias Pettersen
  • Kristoffer Knoff Aamot
  • Karoline Knoff Aamot
  • Ida Magrethe Karterud
  • Thomas Karterud
  • Simen Ingebrethsen
  • Christian Albert
  • Even Albert
  • Stian Andre Rosenlov
  • Elin Wikstol − Conductor

Opera Choir performed by:

  • Kjetil Nordhus (tenor)
  • Roald Andreas Sandoy (tenor)
  • Katinka Sandoy (alto)
  • Maren Stakkeland (alto)
  • Elise Tverrli (alto)
  • Nina Tanggaard (soprano)
  • Therese Fanebust (soprano)
  • Endre Kirkesola (bass)

Strings by:

  • Endre Kirkesola
  • Bernt A. Moen

Production[edit]

  • Produced & Engineered By Endre Kirkesola
  • Mastered By Audun Strype

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "GREEN CARNATION - Light Of Day, Day Of Darkness". Retrieved 2008-11-02. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Green Carnation (Norway)" (HTML). The End Records. Retrieved 2006-04-23. [dead link]

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