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    Posted: June 02 2011 at 15:05
Some info about Opeth's new album:

-It was played in 5.1 surround system and according to the writer the mix was good although he's usually not a fan of playing rock in other than stereo format. Åkerfeldt himself said "I first heard the record today and I didn't know they were going to play it to the media in surround. I had my doubts, but the end-result made me have goose bumps"

-It's about 56 minutes long.

-Draws to mind Sabbath, Beatles, jazz, King Crimson, Cream, Rainbow, Floyd, funk, Purple, Piirpauke, classical, My Dying Bride, folk, Love, Jethro Tull, Maiden…

-No death metal parts or growling

-No modern style of "wall of guitar tracks".

-Lots of keys, piano and mellotron are featured. Some intros include clarinet and contrabass.

- "We aren't concerned about other people's opinions", Åkerfeldt stated. "If fans of death metal can't enjoy this, that's their problem"

The band leader also said that he had grown tired of extreme metal already in the 90s, but couldn't explain why the previous record still included death growls.

"I have wanted to make a record like this since I was 20", Åkerfeldt said and added that making it would not have been possible without the metal roots that brought them success.

The journalist also says: "In any case, some metal fans will have troule with Heritage, but if your hopes are more in the 70s, this album can only work. This is probably safe to assume after a single listen. 

The first 7 songs are insanely good, the other 3 a bit less so."

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http://www.inferno.fi/blogi-opeth-heritage-ilm-20-9-4914/




Sweden's most revered and respected progressive metal mavens Opeth will release Heritage, their third album for Roadrunner, on September 20th. The first video and single will be the song "The Devil's Orchard". Heritage follows up 2008's Watershed and 2005's Ghost Reveries, each of which garnered the forward-thinking, genre-bending band some of the best reviews of their career. 

Opeth frontman and guitarist Mikael Åkerfeldt weighed in on Heritage, saying: "It will be our 10th album/observation. I dig it; we all do. In fact, it feels like I've been building up to write for and participate on an album like this since I was 19."

Åkerfeldt went a little deeper and described the music contained within Heritage, saying: "It's quite intense at times in some 'old' murky way, and quite beautiful and stark at times, if I may say so myself. It's obvious I'm going to say nice things about it since I wrote basically the whole piece, but I guess it will raise a few eyebrows and it certainly is an acquired taste. I think you'll need a slightly deeper understanding of our music as a whole to be able to appreciate this record. I've realized my influences for this album are so diverse that I can't really say what it sounds like. If I can compare it to any other band, it would have to be Opeth, but it's different from the stuff we've done before. I've listened a lot to Alice Cooper for the last year, yet I can't say it sounds like 'No More Mr. Nice Guy'. I hope you'll like it once you hear it."

The album was produced by Åkerfeldt and mixed along with Porcupine Tree frontman/guitarist Steven Wilson, who is also a labelmate of Opeth. Longtime collaborator Travis Smith also worked with Åkerfeldt to create, design and execute the album's artwork.


Heritage tracklist: 

01. Heritage 
02. The Devil's Orchard
03. I Feel The Dark
04. Slither 
05. Nepenthe
06. Haxprocess 
07. Famine 
08. The Lines In My Hand 
09. Folklore 
10. Marrow Of The Earth
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Sounds awesome, I look forward to hearing it
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Blacksword Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 02 2011 at 15:11
I'm really looking forward to hearing this!

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Looks and sounds pretty damn interesting, can't wait to hear the real thing.
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hmm, this definitely sounds interesting!
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Hearing Watershed convinced me that Opeth were done. Maybe I'm wrong. This sounds like it could be fresh. Hopefully it's not another Damnation. 
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Damnation didn't really sound like ANY of the bands they mentioned, so I'm guessing it will be much different. 
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If it doesn't have growls, will be a incomplete album. Seriously, I wait to listen to it.
Mikael Akerfeldt for fans of Opeth who don't like his growls (and generally the growls): If they don't like it then they are pussies.

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Originally posted by Triceratopsoil Triceratopsoil wrote:

Sounds awesome, I look forward to hearing it
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Originally posted by Jake Kobrin Jake Kobrin wrote:

Damnation didn't really sound like ANY of the bands they mentioned, so I'm guessing it will be much different. 


Albums never sound like the bands mentioned.
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Originally posted by Equality 7-2521 Equality 7-2521 wrote:

Hearing Watershed convinced me that Opeth were done. Maybe I'm wrong. This sounds like it could be fresh. Hopefully it's not another Damnation. 
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Originally posted by Equality 7-2521 Equality 7-2521 wrote:

Hearing Watershed convinced me that Opeth were done. Maybe I'm wrong. This sounds like it could be fresh. Hopefully it's not another Damnation. 


100% agreed
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Color me intrigued.

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Edited by zappaholic - June 02 2011 at 17:12
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Originally posted by Prog Geo Prog Geo wrote:

If it doesn't have growls, will be a incomplete album. Seriously, I wait to listen to it.


Why? I fail to understand how an album could be imcomplete without growl, especially is it's a mellow album. Maybe you should try to listen to something else than extreme metal once in a while?

And Damnation is awesome. I can only applaud an artist that try to something different instead of being stagnant.
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I listen to many kinds of music. I don't have this problem. But for me a work is incomplete if it doesn't have the hate and the anger of death/black metal. 
Mikael Akerfeldt for fans of Opeth who don't like his growls (and generally the growls): If they don't like it then they are pussies.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote adace1 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 02 2011 at 17:58
So it'll be like Damnation pt.2? I'm cool with that. Damnation 1 was a near masterpiece as far as I'm concerned.
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Originally posted by adace1 adace1 wrote:

So it'll be like Damnation pt.2? I'm cool with that. Damnation 1 was a near masterpiece as far as I'm concerned.


Erm...sounds like it probably won't be.
I don't get this anyway. I love damnation, so why do some want another one?

I mean stick to what's good but if there is a great album why do so many of us, proggers which is ironic, want them emulated? I would hate a Damnation 2 because than I'd have to think "eh well this is good but why bother?" Almost like it would make me think of Damnation with some negativity attached to it.


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Originally posted by Prog Geo Prog Geo wrote:

I listen to many kinds of music. I don't have this problem. But for me a work is incomplete if it doesn't have the hate and the anger of death/black metal. 


Yes, also I love the way you post. It's so damn metal, like you're always yelling LOL

Sadly, sounds like this will be incomplete for you...
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Originally posted by JJLehto JJLehto wrote:

Originally posted by Prog Geo Prog Geo wrote:

I listen to many kinds of music. I don't have this problem. But for me a work is incomplete if it doesn't have the hate and the anger of death/black metal. 


Yes, also I love the way you post. It's so damn metal, like you're always yelling LOL

Sadly, sounds like this will be incomplete for you...

Agreed.
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