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Their grooving rhythm style is in force here, but retains some of the more aggressive rhythms of their two earlier efforts, a balance best seen on the chorus of Demon of the Fall. The result is a very hard-driving section that arouses harder headbanging than most future Opeth works. They would also never quite be as beautiful during their heavy groove sections. April Ethereal is quite possibly my favorite song of all time now due to the balance struck between that pounding brutality and awe-inspiring, majestic beauty. Later Opeth efforts tend to polarize the songs, with a monster-headbanging-heavy part followed by a stunning acoustic part. While these are also great albums, there's something special in MAYH's balance - it seems more sublime than Deliverance or even Blackwater Park.
This is the first effort by the current Opeth lineup. Bassist Johan DeFarfalla and drummer Anders Nordin had recently moved on and been replaced by the Martins - Mendez (bass) and Lopez (drums), both of whom bring entirely new feels to the rhythm section. Mikael Akerfeldt's clean voice has not matured to the fullest but is still incredibly beautiful, and his growls are as forceful as ever. Guitarists Peter Lindgren and Akerfeldt together master incredibly complex and dense harmony passages that are far more technically difficult than they sound. While their style may put off fans of pure technical flash, more thoughtful listeners will appreciate their depth and power, and may ultimately be touched in a way that few (if any) other bands can top.
There's something here for any fan of rock music. Absolutely perfect. Recommended tracks: April Ethereal (best song ever), Demon of the Fall, Credence.
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!
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This product made it to my door in one piece, by the date it was supposed to arrive. This is a rare occurance for me. Good job, thumbs up.Published on Jan. 19 2014 by Chelsey Cockburn
Opeth - My arms your hearse (Vinyl Edition)
Another great Opeth album on Vinyl! -- This album marked a shift in Opeth's sound to more of how we know of them today. Read more
This record is no longer available on LIGHT BLUE vinyl. I just received my copy and it's a 180 gram double BLACK vinyl. Read morePublished on Oct. 20 2011 by MOK
The light sound of rain fades in, almost making you feel the stillness of the forest, and the cool drops that fall down around you. Read morePublished on June 18 2005 by Seth Gates
No one could accuratly describe Opeth in words, therefore I won't. All I will say is that if you want to get into Opeth, this is a great album to do that with. Read morePublished on June 6 2004
This is the best album Opeth released! Hands down! The best song on the album,IMO, is "Demon Of The Fall".
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Peace out fellow metal heads!
I'm torn. Should I give this album 5 stars, as compared to every other band out there? Or should I compare it to their other albums and give it 4.5 stars? Read morePublished on May 25 2004 by D. Knouse
Mikael Åkerfeldt never ceases to amaze me. My Arms, Your Hearse is a true gem, recognizing 70's progressive rock and death metal in its formula. Read morePublished on April 28 2004