Light of Day, Day of Darkness is a high-concept album if there ever wasone. Norwegian madman Tchort wrote an hour-long goth metal song and putaside his Blood Red Throne project to work with Green Carnation on thetrack. The results are very interesting, sounding very much like hisformer bandmates in Emperor jamming with My Dying Bride. What works forthe piece is that Tchort manages to keep everything flowing togetherwithout too much difficulty. He has not exactly mastered the art ofsubtlety; in fact, many parts of the song just completely shift gearswithout warning. But what he lacks in composing transitions he makes upfor with the surprising amount of variety on the disc. His songwritingskills are actually quite polished; comparing this album with hisprevious output only emphasizes that point more. Some parts of thetrack go on too long, but there is usually something about to happenthat keeps the album listenable.