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    Posted: August 26 2013 at 19:46
I just read that Mikael Akerfeldt is already working on a new album, and has about 30 min of music written already. Sorry, I got this from a Face Book post, and don't have links for the news, but it seems legit.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Horizons Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 26 2013 at 19:52
They plan to have influences before 60's and 70's prog, like the last record, here we will have Mikael scat singing over a brass quartet - with special guests: Dizzy Gillespie, Buddy Rich, and Mingus. 
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I was kind of hoping they'd go back to metal, but Heritage really grew on me so I'm cool with them doing something similar to that for their next album.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote stonebeard Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 26 2013 at 20:56
I think I'll just continue pretending Ghost Reveries was their final album. Just Like how Pain of Salvation ended on BE.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote RedNightmareKing Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 26 2013 at 21:07
I actually spoke to Frederik at one of their shows about it, he said to expect something a little heavier than Heritage but in the same vein. 
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I don't mind if they don't go back to metal, I just hope the new album is more focused and less noodly.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ole-the-first Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 27 2013 at 06:17
There were rumours that one song from their new album is gonna sound like Goblin stuff. Honestly, I barely can imagine Opeth doing a Goblin-like music. Because Opeth, despite of their heaviness, always were consequent, whilst Goblin are very chaotic.

Originally posted by stonebeard stonebeard wrote:

I think I'll just continue pretending Ghost Reveries was their final album. Just Like how Pain of Salvation ended on BE.

Btw, 'Heriatage' is the best thing ever happened to Opeth, alongside with 'Blackwater Park'.


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Originally posted by ole-the-first ole-the-first wrote:

There were rumours that one song from their new album is gonna sound like Goblin stuff. Honestly, I barely can imagine Opeth doing a Goblin-like music. Because Opeth, despite of their heaviness, always were consequent, whilst Goblin are very chaotic.

Originally posted by stonebeard stonebeard wrote:

I think I'll just continue pretending Ghost Reveries was their final album. Just Like how Pain of Salvation ended on BE.

Btw, 'Heriatage' is the best thing ever happened to Opeth, alongside with 'Blackwater Park'.

They specifically pointed to Roller I believe, which isn't remotely chaotic.

I'd seriously disagree with you on that about Heritage.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ole-the-first Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 27 2013 at 09:55
Originally posted by sleeper sleeper wrote:

They specifically pointed to Roller I believe, which isn't remotely chaotic.

Still not that kind of sound I usually associate Opeth with.

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I'd seriously disagree with you on that about Heritage.

It's a shame that so many people have rejected the natural prog beauty in 'Heritage'. It's a terrific record on all counts. Pure melodism, the sound is something like Canterbury-like or akin to the early ELP, but with brooding Opeth atmosphere.


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I'd have to listen to it again, but certainly Heritage did not impact me anywhere close to the level of Blackwater Park or Deliverance.  That it harkens back to a "prog rock" sound of yesteryear means nothing to me.  It's the album Mikael wanted to make and that's absolutely fine, but it's an album devoid of the things that drew me into listening to Opeth in the first place.
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^It doesn't just harkens back, it's still an Opeth record, unlike After Crying or The Flower Kings.


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Originally posted by Padraic Padraic wrote:

I'd have to listen to it again, but certainly Heritage did not impact me anywhere close to the level of Blackwater Park or Deliverance.  That it harkens back to a "prog rock" sound of yesteryear means nothing to me.  It's the album Mikael wanted to make and that's absolutely fine, but it's an album devoid of the things that drew me into listening to Opeth in the first place.


Well, I can easily understand why someone who fell in love with Opeth with his all metal grunting songs wouldn't like Heritage at all. However, I feel it's all right if he feels the need to change his sound, if he has already done all the best he could do with the extreme metal sound, what's the point on going with more of the same? Really, he runs the risk of losing some of his fanbase, but also has the possibility of winning some different kind of fanbase. I found Heritage very enjoyable, though not a masterpiece. I could hardly find a masterpiece with Opeth, though, given that I don't really like grunting. Perhaps now that he's staying away from that kind of singing he'll end up doing some album I can really love.
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I don't like this retro 70s trend in prog music. I like my drums tight and close-miked, not like they're recorded with 4 mics. I don't like jazz in my metal. I don't like organ most of the time. I don't like the 70s aesthetic at all. If Yes went back and re-recorded Close to the Edge digitally and using modern techniques, I probably would like it more.

But no, what I get is bands who used to make complex, intricate metal and then dumbing their sound and their compositions down in favor of a fling with their idols. Looking at you Pain of Salvation and Opeth (to a lesser extent).
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Originally posted by stonebeard stonebeard wrote:

re-recorded Close to the Edge digitally and using modern techniques


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Originally posted by stonebeard stonebeard wrote:

I don't like this retro 70s trend in prog music. I like my drums tight
and close-miked, not like they're recorded with 4 mics. I don't like
jazz in my metal. I don't like organ most of the time. I don't like the
70s aesthetic at all. If Yes went back and re-recorded Close to the Edge
digitally and using modern techniques, I probably would like it more.But no, what I get is bands who used to make complex, intricate metal and then dumbing their sound and their
compositions down in favor of a fling with their idols. Looking at you
Pain of Salvation and Opeth (to a lesser extent).



I'm not so sure about all this modern recording techniques. Sure they have their pros (perfect sound quality), but they are musicians, aren't they? They are suposed to be able to play a song together perfectly, I don't see whay each instrument must be recorded separatley and all that... but I thing even in the 70's they did those sort of things (with the available technology). However, I guess that's why often I like live releases more... the sound is more honest and alive (and often it has more energy).
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Originally posted by Dellinger Dellinger wrote:

Originally posted by Padraic Padraic wrote:

I'd have to listen to it again, but certainly Heritage did not impact me anywhere close to the level of Blackwater Park or Deliverance.  That it harkens back to a "prog rock" sound of yesteryear means nothing to me.  It's the album Mikael wanted to make and that's absolutely fine, but it's an album devoid of the things that drew me into listening to Opeth in the first place.


Well, I can easily understand why someone who fell in love with Opeth with his all metal grunting songs wouldn't like Heritage at all. However, I feel it's all right if he feels the need to change his sound, if he has already done all the best he could do with the extreme metal sound, what's the point on going with more of the same? Really, he runs the risk of losing some of his fanbase, but also has the possibility of winning some different kind of fanbase. I found Heritage very enjoyable, though not a masterpiece. I could hardly find a masterpiece with Opeth, though, given that I don't really like grunting. Perhaps now that he's staying away from that kind of singing he'll end up doing some album I can really love.

I don't even know if I disagree with that.  I didn't dislike the album, but there was nothing there that would want to make me listen to it on a regular basis.
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OPETH rules!
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Damnation is a good one...

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And Deliverance is great too!!

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And Ghost Revelries is great!

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