I picked up In Mourning’s first release, Shrouded Divine, from Best Buy because the sticker on the wrapper said they sounded like Opeth. While I don’t agree with that, I am very glad it convinced me to pick up the album. Shrouded Divine was a great album, and each of their subsequent albums just got better.
Afterglow is an album that when I listened to it the first two or three times, I was disappointed. At the time, I did not feel it was as good as the previous release Weight of Oceans.
Early last year I was shuffling through a playlist of In Mourning and kept coming across songs I really liked and thought they must have come from Weight of Oceans only to look and see that they are from Afterglow. After this happened a few times I went back and just listened to Afterglow on its own and damn has it grown on me into a great album.
I still don’t know if its better than Weight of Oceans, but I would say it is at least as good.