Light of Day, Day of Darkness is a high-concept album if there ever was one. Norwegian madman Tchort wrote an hour-long goth metal song and put aside his Blood Red Throne project to work with Green Carnation on the track. The results are very interesting, sounding very much like his former bandmates in Emperor jamming with My Dying Bride. What works for the piece is that Tchort manages to keep everything flowing together without too much difficulty. He has not exactly mastered the art of subtlety; in fact, many parts of the song just completely shift gears without warning. But what he lacks in composing transitions he makes up for with the surprising amount of variety on the disc. His songwriting skills are actually quite polished; comparing this album with his previous output only emphasizes that point more. Some parts of the track go on too long, but there is usually something about to happen that keeps the album listenable. Tchort's obvious dedication to this project really pays off; this is a solid album that may only be one song, but is an epic undertaking that works enough to keep forward-thinking metal fans happy.
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AllMusic Review by Bradley Torreano