There are few bands that can, or will, match Sweden’s Opeth. They have received massive critical acclaim for their combination of progressive influences and annihilating Swedish death metal. Since forming in the tiny Stockholm suburb of Bandhagen in 1990, the Swedes have eclipsed convention, defiantly crushed the odds, and – most importantly – crafted twelve stunningly beautiful, intrinsically intense albums to become one of the best bands on the planet.
Their third album, My Arms, Your Hearse, is a fully conceptual piece with each track blending seamlessly into the next from start to finish to give the impression of an hour-long suite. It was a contender for Album of the Year with many publications when it was first released in 1997.