The Bottom Line
- Great musicianship.
- Instruments you usually don't hear in metal.
- A big risk that pays off.
- Some metalheads might consider it too mellow.
- Released in North American on January 24, 2006 on The End Records.
- Some instruments used include piano, mellotron, ebow, cello and violin.
- Green Carnation has been around since 1990.
- The Norweigan band is made up of 7 members.
Guide Review - Green Carnation - The Acoustic Verses
As you can gather from the title, this is an acoustic album. If you weren't aware of their past you'd think Green Carnation was a folk group from listening to this album. And that is quite an accomplishment. It takes a lot of talent to pull off an acoustic album. Everything is completely exposed. On a regular album you can cover up a lot of flaws with a wall of guitars or pounding drums, but not in this situation.
The songs are generally very mellow with a lot of strings mixed in with the acoustic guitars. There are a few moments of intensity, but for the most part it's pretty laid back. Acoustic progressive would be a good description of the album, and if you listen with an open mind can appreciate the skill it took to make this record.