First Utterance isn't the only forgotten album to be uncovered by a major band as a key influence and brought to a whole new audience, but it may just be the best. Opeth are the band in question, of course, with both My Arms, Your Hearse and "The Baying of the Hounds" being references to songs here, and while this isn't a prog rock/death metal epic by any means, it's easy to see what Opeth took from here. The atmosphere is creepy as hell throughout, with the band putting folk music through a mangle that makes it sound like The Wicker Man's soundtrack amped up to 11. There's songs about rape, songs about murder, songs about pagan rituals, and it's all absolutely outstanding. An incredible album by any measure.