Opeth's album, My Arms, Your Hearse, was my first purchase from these guys. I have been a fan of progressive death metal for a few years now, and I was told that I would really enjoy this group. My jaw dropped the first time that I heard the song, 'April Ethereal,' and the way that the song, 'When' connected and sounded like one fluent song. 'Demon of the Fall' is one of the most upbeat songs that Opeth does, and is a fan favorite for live shows. I recently saw these guys live and they are simply amazing. I was really happy when they played April Ethereal at the show along with an amazing set that spanned most of their career. Yes, Opeth closed the show with the ominous but amazing encore, Demon of the Fall. They always close with that song, and the pits just went insane!
The album carries the listener into a more mellow mood with Credence, but then picks up again with 'Karma.' 'Epilogue' is the closer with intense guitar parts and closes out the album perfectly. This album was my first purchase, as i said before, and I have added most of their albums to my collection. These guys are among the best of progressive death metal out there. Please buy their albums and see them LIVE. These guys are brutal and beautiful at the same time and have made a damn good album with, My Arms, Your Hearse!