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Opeth - My Arms, Your Hearse album

Opeth - My Arms, Your Hearse album Performer: Opeth
Title: My Arms, Your Hearse
Style: Doom Metal, Death Metal, Prog Rock
Date of release: 2003
Country: UK
Size MP3: 1829 mb
Size FLAC: 1690 mb
Rating: 4.2

My Arms, Your Hearse is the third full-length studio album by progressive metal band Opeth. It was released in August 1998. It was Opeth's first album to be released simultaneously in Europe, through Candlelight Records, and in the United States, through Century Black.

A brilliant concept album from Akerfeldt and co. released in 1998. UMG (от лица компании "CANDLELIGHT (CDL)"); LatinAutor, LatinAutor - UMPG, SODRAC, UBEM, UMPG Publishing, ASCAP" и другие авторские общества (8).

Opeth's My Arms, Your Hearse is exactly that. This album is the epitome of concept records. With My Arms, Your Hearse, Opeth went for a notable change in sound from the Orchid and Morningrise records. This could be best described as a sort of middle ground between the early works and the sound that Opeth would be later known for, mixing in the ethereal atmosphere from those two records with the vintage, jazz-oriented progressive death metal sound.

Introduction to my arms, your hearse. Opeths’ third album was different from Orchid and Morningrise in three obvious ways; songs were a bit shorter; Morningrise had extravagant songs like Black Rose Immortal, a whopping 20 minutes, while the longest song on MAYH is a little under 10 minutes. This was their first concept album (I’ll get to that soon), and this album is heavier and darker than anything they’ve done before, using Drop D on most songs and a heavier, thicker atmosphere on which the insturments and production both contributed  . Mikaels voice improved a lot from Morningrise + First concept album by Opeth, and it’s great + Lyrics + Nice variety of riffs, soft/heavy, and unexpectedness.

My Arms, Your Hearse is a music studio album recording by OPETH (Tech/Extreme Prog Metal/Progressive Rock) released in 1998 on cd, lp, vinyl and/or cassette. The only weaker points on MAYH are the two cover songs which, while not bad, do not quite come up to the same standard as the rest of the album, perhaps owing to their age. "Circle of the Tyrant" especially suffers in comparison to MAYH, and probably should have been released with an earlier OPETH album. Remember Tomorrow" works well, however, especially after the classic rock vibe of "Epilogue".

référencement My Arms, Your Hearse, 2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, D-00083. Their first concept album shows a much more aggressive side of Opeth. This and Ghost Reveries is the hardest sounding to me, and the one I showed to a lot of people back in ’02 when I got to know Opeth. It starts off with a prologue, but already in April Ethereal I’m amazed with how hard it is.


1 Prologue 0:59
2 April Ethereal 8:41
3 When 9:14
4 Madrigal 1:26
5 The Amen Corner 8:43
6 Demon Of The Fall 6:13
7 Credence 5:26
8 Karma 7:50
9 Epilogue 4:02
Bonus Tracks:
10 Circle Of The Tyrant 5:12
11 Remember Tomorrow 4:59

Companies, etc.

  • Licensed From – Candlelight Records
  • Recorded At – Studio Fredman
  • Mastered At – The Mastering Room
  • Recorded At – Unisound
  • Recorded At – Soundlab Studios, Örebro


  • Artwork – Tom Martinsen
  • Bass – Johan DeFarfalla (tracks: 10), Mikael* (tracks: 1 to 9, 11)
  • Drums – Anders Nordin (tracks: 10), Martin Lopez (tracks: 1 to 9, 11)
  • Engineer, Producer – Fredrik Nordström
  • Guitar – Peter*
  • Mastered By – Göran Finnberg
  • Organ [Hammond] – Fredrik Nordström (tracks: 9)
  • Recorded By – Anders Fridén, Fredrik Nordström
  • Voice, Guitar – Mikael*
  • Written-By – Paul Di'anno (tracks: 11), Steve Harris (tracks: 11), Tom G Warrior* (tracks: 10)


Released in Russia by Irond under the license from Candlelight Records.

Track 10 is listed as "Circle Of The Tyrant" on the back cover, but is mentioned as "Circle Of The Tyrants" in the booklet. The original Celtic Frost song is titled "Circle Of The Tyrants".

Tracks 1-9 recorded at Fredman studios and mastered at The Mastering Room in 1997.

"Circle Of The Tyrants" by Celtic Frost recorded at Unisound in 1995. It was first included on the "In Memory Of Celtic Frost" CD released by Dwell Records in 1996.

"Remember Tomorrow" recorded at Soundlab studios in 1997. It was originally included on the "A Call To Irons" CD released by Dwell Records in 1997.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout: █ IROND CD 03-632 █
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L641
  • Mould SID Code (Matrix / Mastering Ring): IFPI 1I10
  • Mould SID Code: UEP-CD Лицензия МПТР России ВАФ № 77-15

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
CANDLE25 Opeth My Arms, Your Hearse ‎(CD, Album) Candlelight Records CANDLE25 UK 1998
CANDLE25 Opeth My Arms, Your Hearse ‎(CDr, Album, Ltd, Unofficial) Candlelight Records CANDLE25 Russia 2001
BOBV099LP Opeth My Arms, Your Hearse ‎(2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, Cle) Back On Black BOBV099LP UK 2009
Candle470CD Opeth My Arms, Your Hearse ‎(CD, Album, RE, Dig) Candlelight Records Candle470CD UK & Europe 2015
CDL588CD Opeth My Arms, Your Hearse ‎(CD, Album, RE, Dig) Candlelight Records USA CDL588CD US 2015