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Release date: 18 August 1998
Style: Extreme progressive metal

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01. Prologue
02. April Ethereal
03. When
04. Madrigal
05. The Amen Corner
06. Demon Of The Fall
07. Credence
08. Karma
09. Epilogue

Top 20 albums of 1998: 5

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Additional info
Re-released in 2000 with bonus tracks:

10. Circle Of The Tyrants [Celtic Frost cover]
11. Remember Tomorrow [Iron Maiden cover]

Line-up on the album:
Mikael Åkerfeldt - Voice, guitars, bass
Peter Lindgren - Guitars
Martin Lopez - Drums

The "Hearse" was recorded during 4 weeks in the late Summer of 1997.
This time we visited Fredman studios for the first time.
Fredrik Nordström engineered and co-produced as well as played Hammond organ on the last track.

"Circle of Tyrants" was recorded at Unisound with the original/old Opeth line-up in 1995.
"Remember Tomorrow" was recorded at Soundlab Studios with the "Hearse" line-up in the beginning of 1997.

Due to technical problems at Fredman Studio, acoustic guitars were recorded at Nacksving Studio.
During the vocal recording sessions Mikael was sick with a cold.

Re-released in 2003 as a limited edition tin box with the same bonus tracks as the 2000 version.

Staff review by
Demonic Tutor

Rating:
9.7
Opeth. That's already a guarantee for a splendid musical opus! With such geniuses on guitars - Mikael Akerfeldt and Peter Lindgren - Opeth create in their third album powerful and dazzling death metal music. But it would be unfair to attribute Opeth's music to death metal. In fact, anyone who tries to classify Opeth in a particular metal style, ends up with a headache. That's almost impossible to do that. One of the important points is that acoustic parts are so incredible that each song is worth any other 'pure death' album. As a result, you don't need to be interested in death metal to enjoy Opeth . My Arms, Your Hearse is actually Opeth's first album with the current line-up, including new drummer Martin Lopez and new bass player Martin Mendez. This release is a great musical step for the band as the recording is clearly better than on Orchid and Morningrise. Huge work done by the band, of course, but also by Fredman studios and Fredrik Nordstrom. Good job dudes!

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advent - 18.02.2010 at 18:53  
Rating: 10 The strange thing about this album that until sometime i thought it was the worst album by Opeth.. listening to it further more made me realize it was the point where they manged to make the perfect sound of prog death metal and still music mean something to u and the feelings here are intensed ....an important thing that Opeth newer albums lacked of.. and i think credence is the best acoustic track Opeth played...if it isn't the only one
aerobat97 - 27.07.2011 at 18:50  
Rating: 9 "Demon of the Fall" is my favorite song from this album.
Regolith - 20.11.2011 at 01:26  
Rating: 9 This is a great album. Like it's younger, more popular brother, Still Life, it is a concept album. To really appreciate it you've got to read along with the music as it tells a story and there are lyrics even for the instrumental tracks (which I think is a great idea). Also, the name of each track is the last word of the lyrics for the previous track.

Probably the only major downfall is the sub-par production, but overall the writting, performance and composition of the album are, well ... Operfect!
Amrott - 30.11.2011 at 15:12  
Rating: 8 Guys for you who own this album, do you recommend for to get the album version of it (stand-alone CD) or to get it part of the Candlelight Years collection? I'm picky about the art-work, lyrics, linear notes and stuff like that and I was afraid the box-set could have any of that stuff missing. So if you have an idea I'd appreciate to know, thanks.
Troy Killjoy - 30.11.2011 at 17:32  
 
Written by Amrott on 30.11.2011 at 15:12
I'm picky about the art-work, lyrics, linear notes and stuff like that and I was afraid the box-set could have any of that stuff missing.

I bought the Collector's Edition Slipcase and it was basically just a box of the original albums, nothing additional. Chances are it's the same with the Candlelight box set.
Amrott - 03.12.2011 at 01:21  
Rating: 8
Written by Troy Killjoy on 30.11.2011 at 17:32

Written by Amrott on 30.11.2011 at 15:12
I'm picky about the art-work, lyrics, linear notes and stuff like that and I was afraid the box-set could have any of that stuff missing.

I bought the Collector's Edition Slipcase and it was basically just a box of the original albums, nothing additional. Chances are it's the same with the Candlelight box set.

Thanks Troy, I'm getting the individual albums
Troy Killjoy - 03.12.2011 at 02:16  
  Glad to be of assistance.
ThunderAxe1989 - 28.12.2011 at 04:39  
Rating: 9 Ahhhh what a masterpiece! Probably their "artsiest" album of all, I like how the last couple words of a track is the title of the upcoming song.
It's way better than the previous "Morningrise" album, no doubt!
musicalkaratekid - 03.01.2012 at 02:30  
Rating: 9 Though not quite their best, this album impresses me a lot, even having listened to it for the last five years. But the way each and every song flows into the next, it really makes the album as a whole well structured. Oh, and 'When' is an epic among epics.
Vod52 - 01.03.2012 at 20:56  
Rating: 10 Dark as i want
Korah - 04.03.2012 at 21:32  
 
Written by Vod52 on 01.03.2012 at 20:56

Dark as i want


And as I want too
Dentura - 10.06.2012 at 01:21  
Rating: 8 For a while this has been my favorite album by the band. While my views on it may have changed, it will forever remain a powerful album that shows once again what Opeth is made of.
MechanisT - 12.08.2012 at 17:14  
  Newfound appreciation for this album. The majestic lyrics... I am not the one to be nitpicky on lyrical content generally, but this one... pure magic.
Erik M. - 16.11.2012 at 20:38  
Rating: 9
Written by musicalkaratekid on 03.01.2012 at 02:30

Though not quite their best, this album impresses me a lot, even having listened to it for the last five years. But the way each and every song flows into the next, it really makes the album as a whole well structured. Oh, and 'When' is an epic among epics.


I agree, it's great but definitely not their best. And you do know why the order of the tracks is the way it is, right?
musicalkaratekid - 18.11.2012 at 15:33  
Rating: 9
Written by Erik M. on 16.11.2012 at 20:38

Written by musicalkaratekid on 03.01.2012 at 02:30

Though not quite their best, this album impresses me a lot, even having listened to it for the last five years. But the way each and every song flows into the next, it really makes the album as a whole well structured. Oh, and 'When' is an epic among epics.


I agree, it's great but definitely not their best. And you do know why the order of the tracks is the way it is, right?


Yeah, I know now. It still works pretty damn well too.
Illog1cal - 25.01.2013 at 18:50  
  This is my favourite Opeth release because not only does it have the best riffs, there is minimal repetition and more rapid progression. It seems more focused then most of their other albums.

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