Progarchives.com Homepage
Forum Home Forum Home > Progressive Music Lounges > Prog Recommendations/Featured albums
  New Posts New Posts RSS Feed: Opeth - Heritage | Opeth's 2nd non-metal album!
  FAQ FAQ  Forum SearchSearch  Calendar   Register Register  Login Login

Opeth - Heritage | Opeth's 2nd non-metal album!

 Post Reply Post Reply Page  123 9>
Author
Message
Jake Kobrin View Drop Down
Prog Reviewer
Prog Reviewer


Joined: September 20 2008
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 1295
Post Options Post Options   Quote Jake Kobrin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: Opeth - Heritage | Opeth's 2nd non-metal album!
    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."

source:

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
Back to Top
Triceratopsoil View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: April 03 2010
Location: Deadmonton
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 17398
Post Options Post Options   Quote Triceratopsoil Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 02 2011 at 15:10
Sounds awesome, I look forward to hearing it
Back to Top
Blacksword View Drop Down
Prog Reviewer
Prog Reviewer
Avatar

Joined: June 22 2004
Location: England
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 11385
Post Options Post Options   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!

Ultimately bored by endless ecstasy!
Back to Top
Pekka View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: August 03 2006
Location: Espoo, Finland
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 6261
Post Options Post Options   Quote Pekka Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 02 2011 at 15:13
Looks and sounds pretty damn interesting, can't wait to hear the real thing.
Back to Top
CCVP View Drop Down
Prog Reviewer
Prog Reviewer
Avatar

Joined: September 15 2007
Location: Vitória, Brasil
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 7935
Post Options Post Options   Quote CCVP Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 02 2011 at 15:19
hmm, this definitely sounds interesting!
Back to Top
Equality 7-2521 View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: August 11 2005
Location: Philly
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 15412
Post Options Post Options   Quote Equality 7-2521 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 02 2011 at 15:23
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. 
"One had to be a Newton to notice that the moon is falling, when everyone sees that it doesn't fall. "
Back to Top
Jake Kobrin View Drop Down
Prog Reviewer
Prog Reviewer


Joined: September 20 2008
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 1295
Post Options Post Options   Quote Jake Kobrin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 02 2011 at 15:31
Damnation didn't really sound like ANY of the bands they mentioned, so I'm guessing it will be much different. 
Back to Top
Prog Geo View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: November 09 2010
Location: Athens (Greece)
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 2313
Post Options Post Options   Quote Prog Geo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 02 2011 at 15:36
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.

Extreme prog metal rules!!!
Back to Top
harmonium.ro View Drop Down
Special Collaborator
Special Collaborator

Honorary Collaborator / Retired Admin

Joined: August 18 2008
Location: Anna Calvi
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 22979
Post Options Post Options   Quote harmonium.ro Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 02 2011 at 15:38
Originally posted by Triceratopsoil

Sounds awesome, I look forward to hearing it
Back to Top
Equality 7-2521 View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: August 11 2005
Location: Philly
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 15412
Post Options Post Options   Quote Equality 7-2521 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 02 2011 at 15:44
Originally posted by Jake Kobrin

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.
"One had to be a Newton to notice that the moon is falling, when everyone sees that it doesn't fall. "
Back to Top
Andy Webb View Drop Down
Forum & Site Admin Group
Forum & Site Admin Group
Avatar
Site and Forum Admin

Joined: June 04 2010
Location: Terria
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 12411
Post Options Post Options   Quote Andy Webb Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 02 2011 at 15:56
sha-weeeeeeet
Formerly Andyman1125
Back to Top
TheClosing View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: May 11 2010
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 527
Post Options Post Options   Quote TheClosing Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 02 2011 at 16:22
Originally posted by Equality 7-2521

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. 
Back to Top
JJLehto View Drop Down
Prog Reviewer
Prog Reviewer
Avatar

Joined: April 05 2006
Location: New Jersey, US
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 33116
Post Options Post Options   Quote JJLehto Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 02 2011 at 17:07
Originally posted by Equality 7-2521

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
"It's fine, luckily we're all English so no one will ask any questions. Thank you centuries of emotional repression."
Back to Top
zappaholic View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: March 24 2006
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 2431
Post Options Post Options   Quote zappaholic Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 02 2011 at 17:11
Color me intrigued.

/been into the 'peth since Morningrise




Edited by zappaholic - June 02 2011 at 17:12
BRUTAL.
Back to Top
Purple_Floyd View Drop Down
Forum Groupie
Forum Groupie
Avatar

Joined: April 30 2011
Location: Canada
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 76
Post Options Post Options   Quote Purple_Floyd Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 02 2011 at 17:26
Originally posted by Prog Geo

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.
Back to Top
Prog Geo View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: November 09 2010
Location: Athens (Greece)
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 2313
Post Options Post Options   Quote Prog Geo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 02 2011 at 17:55
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.

Extreme prog metal rules!!!
Back to Top
adace1 View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: October 25 2010
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 317
Post Options Post Options   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.
Back to Top
JJLehto View Drop Down
Prog Reviewer
Prog Reviewer
Avatar

Joined: April 05 2006
Location: New Jersey, US
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 33116
Post Options Post Options   Quote JJLehto Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 02 2011 at 18:05
Originally posted by adace1

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.


"It's fine, luckily we're all English so no one will ask any questions. Thank you centuries of emotional repression."
Back to Top
JJLehto View Drop Down
Prog Reviewer
Prog Reviewer
Avatar

Joined: April 05 2006
Location: New Jersey, US
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 33116
Post Options Post Options   Quote JJLehto Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 02 2011 at 18:06
Originally posted by Prog Geo

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...
"It's fine, luckily we're all English so no one will ask any questions. Thank you centuries of emotional repression."
Back to Top
The Neck Romancer View Drop Down
Forum Senior Member
Forum Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: June 01 2010
Location: Brazil
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 10122
Post Options Post Options   Quote The Neck Romancer Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 02 2011 at 18:11
Originally posted by JJLehto

Originally posted by Prog Geo

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.
Back to Top
 Post Reply Post Reply Page  123 9>

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Bulletin Board Software by Web Wiz Forums® version 9.69
Copyright ©2001-2010 Web Wiz

This page was generated in 0.328 seconds.