Opeth – My Arms, Your Hearse Reviews

My Arms, Your Hearse

Reissue of the band’s 1998 album, considered to be their best. This release includes two extra tracks ‘Remember Tomorrow’ and a remake of the Celtic Frost classic ‘Circle of the Tyrant’. Candlelight. 2003.


13 responses to “Opeth – My Arms, Your Hearse Reviews”

  1. Jahdahdieh says:

    This is my favorite Opeth masterpiece. Initially, when Opeth was still new to me, it was my least. It has the dreariest, Gritti production, some acoustic guitar parts (and they are mostly short), and seems even more bleak and depressing acoustic than anything else, what they have done. But this album is amazing. It is a concept album to a spirit that does not seem to realize that he is dead, and he finds his lost love after its adoption. “Karma” seems to be when he becomes aware of his death and his crushing (the scream! It's all about that scream). _My Arms, Your Hearse_ is heavier than _Orchid_ and _Morningrise_, but no less melodic and captivating in its evocative and enchanting musical development. From the haunting sounds of rain and ethereal piano notes of “prologue” to the tidal wave of melodic riffs in “April Ethereal” to the yearning, acoustic lost ending of “When”, the Hellfire attack by the Demon case “to the finality of smothering” Karma “, the soul-melting, aching melodies of” Epilogue “, MAYHEM is a masterpiece with a few colleagues. No fan of Progressive Metal should be, and those who do not really “get it” is strongly encouraged, it is still a chance.

  2. Xinavane says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Opeth’s unrivaled dark masterpiece
    Quite simply a masterpiece of dark, dreary and atmospheric metal. This was the first Opeth album I ever got and it is still my favorite.

  3. Huey says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    well i listened to morningrise and didnt think thre same thing that i did about my arms your hearse this cd just clicked i mean still life orchid and morning rise were good but…

  4. Anonymous says:

    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Too repetitive
    Here is the ingredients needed to make an Opeth song. Anybody can do it, with decent music talent:

  5. Anonymous says:

    Opeth is the hardest band “Get in” for a new to their catalog. Unlike most metal bands that manage to take two, maybe three albums, which as a fixed, Opeth has 8 albums, each of which has the test of time in a genre whose tastes of the audience seem to be in a constant, dramatic change. Discounting and Morningrise Orchid, both respectable early works, which are mandatory, if you understand, Opeth's musical development, from six albums to digest. Add to this the fact that Opeth writes epics that demand repeated listening, and it is clear to hear why Opeth is indeed a huge investment.
      Like many reviewers have said, My Arms, Your Hearse is a great album for a new to Opeth. I would argue that Blackwater Park and Still Life are equally worthy of such awards, but it is my belief that someone is addicted to a band, you have the best band works for Opeth My Arms, Your Hearse. One could easily write ten pages about Opeth. Your music in a compositional depth and complexity, not the metal band I can get done. Opeth Surely inspired by a handful predecesors, but from the diverse assortment of bands and artists who use their influence Opeth is really a genre in which the only ones.
      My Arms, Your Hearse Opeth's not polished album yet, I would argue it is thematically complete (see Blackwater Park). What makes MAYHEM Opeth's finest work is a combination of several factors. As the third Opeth release, MAYHEM is somewhere between the deep maturity and consistency on later releases such as Blackwater Park and Deliverance, and the adventurers, young (or less concentrated) Songwriting Morningrise heard and Orchid.
      The atmospheric jazz interlude of MAYHEM are some of Opeth's most memorable and their live set a testament to the aural beauty of each song from this album. And it is no wonder that Opeth consistently closes their set with the Demon case, most intense and haunting songs of the band has written.
      I have this album in the 9th Class, because a sticker on the front in comparison to In Flames at the time I was enjoying (this was between the Colony and Whoracle, In Flames before no longer worthwhile to hear) so I would invest in my small but growing collection metal. It took me a year too appreciate this album, a year before I hear that parts sounded like In Flames (of which there are not many) and realized what a true masterpiece, I'm on.
      If you other reviews can be a better idea of the band's music, but hopefully I have articulated why this album and this band, it is worth investing yourself in. As a Opeth requirements investment. You are not a band for three minutes or the car CD player between class (although I have it for both). To appreciate what Opeth has to offer, it means sitting for half an hour or longer, and simply listen. After five or six times and after each session different aspects of music, you can begin to understand why I think I can say that Opeth is one of the most important bands of the last 10 years. But you must decide.

  6. Rylie says:

    Very rarely has a metal band, which really mesh mind blowing beauty with visceral power. Opeth has long been known for their ability to walk this line, probably with more grace than any other band ever, and My Arms Your Hearse their craft is at its peak. The grooves rhythm style is in force, but retains some of the more aggressive rhythms of the two previous efforts, a balance is best in the choir of the Demon of the case. The result is a very hard driving section evokes Headbanging harder than most Opeth future works. They would also never quite as beautiful in their heavy groove sections. April Ethereal is probably my favorite song of all time now due to the balance between brutality and pounding awe-inspiring, majestic beauty. Later Opeth efforts tend to polarize the songs, with a monster Headbanging Part-severe, followed by a breathtaking acoustic part. While these albums are, there is something special MAYHEM in the balance – it seems more than sublime, or even Deliverance Blackwater Park This is the first effort of the current Opeth lineup. Johan DeFarfalla bassist and drummer Anders Nordin had recently been replaced and the Martins – Mendez (bass) and Lopez (drums), both of which are completely new view of the rhythm group. Mikael Åkerfeldt clean voice has not matured for the full, but still incredibly beautiful, and his growls as powerful as ever. Guitarist Peter Lindgren and Akerfeldt together Master incredibly complex and dense harmony passages that are far more technically difficult than it sounds. While their style may be fans from the pure technical flash, probably more listeners appreciate its depth and strength, and may eventually be affected in a way that few (if any) other bands can top. There is something here for every fan of rock music. Absolutely perfect. Recommended Title: April Ethereal (best song of all time), Demon of the case, faith.

  7. Victor says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    My Opinion, Your Choice
    Opeth are very unique featuring a wide array of musical genre compacted in a
    powerful yet at times delicate metallic manor.

  8. Jagannath says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    the one that will stand the test of time …
    Opeth is testament to the fact that there is always beauty to be found in places where one would least expect it – in this case, an album labeled under the “extreme progressive…

  9. Irene says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Deep, textured and thoroughly enjoyable – highly recommended!
    Opeth is that band, that band that can seemingly do it all. They play metal in an almost universal way, incorporating into each song a lot of varying mixtures with the vocals and…

  10. Tacey says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    MADRIGAL allright !
    Roaring riping through some of the best stuff these guys have done.This cd is raw but mature.It is a look into the other side of human existence.

  11. Philip says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Simply incredible
    Opeth… Tough to describe. One track may sound like death metal while the following track sounds like progressive rock from the 70s.

  12. Sydney says:

    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Has Its Moments
    This album is not that bad and there are a few good moments, but for the most part, it just doesn’t gel with me.

  13. Woody says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Excellent album, and in time will surpass even Blackwater Park’s greatness.
    Well, there isn’t much else to say as the title pretty much says it all. The album just plain rocks.

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