My Arms, Your Hearse

Opeth - My Arms, Your Hearse
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Based on 70 ratings
1998 Ratings: #22
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August 18, 1998 / Release Date
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This is exactly what I've wanted to hear from Opeth: a great prog record that has enough interesting moments to keep me invested for its full duration. So far, this is my favourite outing from them.

This is an album that I could happily listen to on repeat. This is an album that you can easily get lost in, which is something surprising to say considering it is a death record. As soon as April Ethereal started, I knew that this was an album that I would like a lot. All the way through this ... read more
This album is beautiful, beautifully dark. However, much like Opeth is known for, its unrelentingly brutal, like an endless abyss of darkness and sensation. This album has something for all Opeth fans, the death metal growls, the emotion, the progressions and has more character than their newer records and even some of their best albums. Just for the love of God listen to this album, it speaks for itself

Favorites:When, Karma, April ethereal, The Amen Corner, Credence
Least Favorite:Prologue
Opeth's 'My Arms, Your Hearse' is a very dark, melancholic album, very atmospheric, blissfully showcasing their distinctive, trademark progressive death metal sound in a more complete way for the first time. The previous album had more distant black metal elements and I feel their debut leans more towards death metal. The technicality and more progressive styles of playing heard here sound slightly more polished but the album is very poetic, intricate and has a clear blend of both progressive ... read more
For me, My Arms, Your Hearse is the pinnacle of Opeth's career. Each preceding album had improved incrementally, but this is where Opeth truly become Opeth. This is where they truly earn their reputation as the titans of modern progressive metal.

That's not something I would've written a few years ago. If you had asked me during my teenage years of wholehearted metal exploration, "hey what do you think of Opeth?", I would've half-heartedly smiled and informed you that yes, I do, in ... read more
Pretty gud.
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