The Quiet Offspring

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The Quiet Offspring
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Studio album by Green Carnation
Released 22 February 2005
Recorded August-September 2004
Genre Hard rock
Length 56:19
Label The End
Season of Mist
Producer Terje Refsnes
Green Carnation chronology
A Blessing in Disguise
(2003)A Blessing in Disguise2003
The Quiet Offspring
Acoustic Verses
(2006)Acoustic Verses2006
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars [1]
Metal Storm (Avg:7.9/10) [2]
PyroMusic (6.9/10) [3]
Metal Review (unfavorable) [4]
Vampire Magazine (favorable) [5]

The Quiet Offspring is the fourth full-length studio album by the Norwegian progressive metal band Green Carnation. It was released on 22 February 2005. In this recording, the band breaks away from their previous offerings. Although critically acclaimed and well accepted by fans, The Quiet Offspring has a more traditional rock sound and leaves behind much of the progressiveness and atmospheric feels of the band's previous albums, Light of Day, Day of Darkness and A Blessing in Disguise. Some listeners have criticized this transition, while others claim it would have been inconceivable to repeat the feat of the sixty-minute album.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Quiet Offspring" – 4:05 (Sordal)
  2. "Between the Gentle Small and the Standing Tall" – 4:15 (Tchort, Sordal)
  3. "Just When You Think It's Safe" – 5:18 (Tchort)
  4. "A Place for Me" – 5:26 (Krumins)
  5. "The Everlasting Moment" – 5:09 (Sordal)
  6. "Purple Door, Pitch Black" – 4:12 (Sordal)
  7. "Childsplay - Part I" – 4:47 (Tchort)
  8. "Dead But Dreaming" – 5:26 (Tchort)
  9. "Pile of Doubt" – 5:56 (Sordal)
  10. "When I Was You" – 7:22 (Nordhus)
  11. "Childsplay - Part II" – 4:23 (Tchort, Moen)


Guest musicians[edit]

  • Bernt Moen – keyboards, piano on "Childsplay Part I" and "Childsplay Part II"


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