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Acoustic Verses
     

The Acoustic Verses

by Green Carnation
 
Although most modern-day prog metallists list such bands as Led Zeppelin, Yes, and Rush as prime influences, most only focus on the hard-rocking side of the aforementioned acts. As a result, they overlook an important bit -- all three had their "acoustic moments" (side two of Led Zeppelin III<

Overview

Although most modern-day prog metallists list such bands as Led Zeppelin, Yes, and Rush as prime influences, most only focus on the hard-rocking side of the aforementioned acts. As a result, they overlook an important bit -- all three had their "acoustic moments" (side two of Led Zeppelin III; the intro to Yes' "I've Seen All Good People," the intro to Rush's "The Trees," etc.). Norway's Green Carnation is one of the few bands not afraid to pick up their acoustic axes and bring the intensity down a notch, as evidenced by 2006's The Acoustic Verses. The sextet's prog roots bubble to the surface here and there (such as during the three-part epic, "9-29-045"), but it's the more straightforward compositions that prove to be the standouts ("The Burden Is Mine...Alone," "High Tide Waves," etc.). And you have to give the lads credit for exercising restraint throughout -- even when a splash of distortion could have easily been used in the slow buildup of "Maybe?," they stick to the game plan throughout. The bottom line is that you don't have to be a prog rock aficionado to enjoy Acoustic Verses -- you just have to appreciate finely played and penned acoustic music. And it sure beats the hell out of all those foolers on the radio, that are on their eighth re-write of Alice in Chains' Jar of Flies.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/24/2006
Label:
The End Records
UPC:
0654436006329
catalogNumber:
63

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Performance Credits

Green Carnation   Primary Artist
Tommy Jackson   Percussion,Drums
Bjorn Harstad   Guitar,Piano,Strings,Mellotron,Slide Guitar,fender rhodes,Guitar (Tremolo)
Kjetil Nordhus   Vocals,Background Vocals
Stein Roger Sordal   Bass,Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals,E-bow
Tchort   Acoustic Guitar
Michael Krumins   Acoustic Guitar

Technical Credits

Edgar Allan Poe   Composer
Endre Kirkesola   Engineer,Drum Engineering
Jon Tønnessen   Cover Photo
Hans K. Eidskard   Engineer
Kjetil Nordhus   Composer
Stein Roger Sordal   Composer,Engineer
Tchort   Composer

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