Light of Day, Day of Darkness

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Light of Day, Day of Darkness
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Studio album by Green Carnation
ReleasedNovember 2001
RecordedSummer 2001 at Dub Studio
Genre
Length60:06
LabelThe End, Prophecy Productions
ProducerEndre Kirkesola
Green Carnation chronology
Journey to the End of the Night
(2000)
Light of Day, Day of Darkness
(2001)
A Blessing in Disguise
(2003)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 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 Prophecy Productions on November 2001.[2] It is composed of a single 60-minute track on CD, but is split into 2 parts digitally. The album was largely inspired by the death of Tchort's daughter and the birth of his son. It is said that 600 different samples were used in the editing of the song.[3]

Musical style[edit]

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. The album shows some death metal twinges from their roots with Roger Rasmussen / Nattefrost drafted in to perform death growls and Anders Kobro implementing occasional blast beats as well.

Track listing[edit]

Written by Tchort.

Original[edit]

No.TitleMusicLength
1."Light of Day, Day of Darkness"Tchort60:06
Total length:60:06

2006 Digital Bandcamp edition[edit]

No.TitleMusicLength
1."Light of Day, Day of Darkness, Part 1"Tchort32:46
2."Light of Day, Day of Darkness, Part 2"Tchort27:20
Total length:60:06

Credits[edit]

Band members[edit]

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".
  3. ^ "Green Carnation (Norway)". The End Records. Archived from the original (HTML) on 2007-05-04. Retrieved 2006-04-23.

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