New Opeth Music Video
2011-09-23 by Simon Harris (SCREAM!) | 65 Comments

Opeth have posted a music video for their newest single, The Devil's Orchard, from their new album, Heritage (released September 14th).

The video is currently streaming on Pitchfork.

http://pitchfork.com/news/44090-video-opeth-the-devils-orchard/

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eleventhsun
September 23rd 2011

1475 Comments


Pretty trippy music vid. There are some fantastic shots though, like the silhouette over the city scape.

Omaha
Staff Reviewer
September 23rd 2011

10043 Comments


SCORE- the song on the album I enjoy most.

LumpSum
September 23rd 2011

67 Comments


sweet

AngelofDeath
Staff Reviewer
September 23rd 2011

16134 Comments


Is this an Opeth video or a Rob Zombie video?

Shredzilla
September 23rd 2011

501 Comments


Great song.....shitty video. Mike is WAY too intrigued with the 70's....

Dreamflight
September 23rd 2011

1760 Comments


still wondering what the hell did I just see.

Shredzilla
September 23rd 2011

501 Comments


You and me both. Really odd stuff....no doubt about it. I feel like they are trying way to hard to make this "Psychedelic." I do like some of the artwork at the beginning of the video....but the shots featured around the chick seemed like something straight out of some old shitty 70's B-movie.

silentstar
September 23rd 2011

2243 Comments


Even though I'm not a fan of the band, the video seems pretty cool, suits the song well

sumyunguy
September 23rd 2011

772 Comments


"Mike is WAY too intrigued with the 70's...."

Yeah, because it's the best decade in music by far. Why wouldn't he be?





MO
September 23rd 2011

18451 Comments


...well that was different

cute chick though

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Colliiiin
September 23rd 2011

670 Comments


Video was kinda stupid but also pretty cool. Love that song, but I'm still unsure about the album.

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Apollo
September 23rd 2011

10287 Comments


"Yeah, because it's the best decade in music by far. Why wouldn't he be?"

wow...

sumyunguy
September 23rd 2011

772 Comments


thanks i'm glad you agree

PayneTiger777
September 23rd 2011

4388 Comments


This is the first time I've listened to a song from Heritage and I gotta say, I didn't really care for it. It doesn't feel like Opeth to me.

Shredzilla
September 23rd 2011

501 Comments


That's probably my biggest issue with the album. Regardless, the music is good, but its not the Opeth that I grew to love. It's definitely not close to the stuff I fell in love with on Blackwater Park and Still Life. I hate to say it, but I feel like Mike is running out of ideas. This is a complete 360 degree turn from their older stuff and I feel like he's going to try and stick with this idea.....sadly, we might not hear the real Opeth again. I know a lot of people hate my opinion on this, but I really think that's what's going to happen.

Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
September 23rd 2011

18248 Comments


Song was gay, video was pretty cool though.

All music videos should be done like this, not just 150000 different shots of the band in a random location.

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Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
September 23rd 2011

18248 Comments


You know it kind of reminds me the way the James Bond intros were done actually.

Vesper
September 23rd 2011

3085 Comments


Did the silhouette over the city remind anyone else of the Mussorgsky "Night on Bald Mountain" sequence from Fantasia? Hahaha.

The rest of it reminded me of some weird, watered-down cross of Marco Brambilla and Jodorowsky, spliced with old movie clips, and all with a 70s aesthetic/color scheme.

pizzamachine
September 23rd 2011

12571 Comments


I think it's pretty neat.

LastLight
September 23rd 2011

76 Comments


Kinda reminded me of the beginning of every James Bond movie

Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
September 23rd 2011

18248 Comments


STOPS COPIES ME

MO
September 23rd 2011

18451 Comments


"I hate to say it, but I feel like Mike is running out of ideas."

In his own words he's done all he can in the old style of Opeth. He's exhausted the sound. So he was looking for something totally different, and out comes Heritage.

beans
September 23rd 2011

2332 Comments


pretty decent music video. Definitely has the 70's psychedelic vibe to it. Everyone who keeps flaming them for changing direction are just dumb. They've built their career on being slightly unpredictable. Pretty sure they're just making the music that they want to make, not what their fans want them to make. Which is pretty damn admirable.

Taoboxer9
September 23rd 2011

167 Comments


Video is like the album. Interesting... in an accident kinda way.

Kubrick
September 23rd 2011

746 Comments


Video was cool.. it actually had some interesting symbolism. Like the image of the modern city being "The Devil's Orchard" where the buildings are the trees and the falling apples are the... well I guess that should be obvious. Some of it was kind of random though.. but overall a unique concept.

ZKG777
September 23rd 2011

171 Comments


Liked it. Very trippy.

AsoTamaki
September 23rd 2011

2525 Comments


Well, it definitely fits the song and album as a whole. Extremely over-the-top and uncompromising in its homage to the 70s.

That said, it's one of the best music videos I've seen in a long time.

itchy
September 23rd 2011

244 Comments


Seeing them live this tour has helped bump my appreciation for the new album a lot more.

Jruined
September 23rd 2011

1296 Comments


They pulled the ideas for the video from Murnau's Faust. That and Fritz Lang. Pretty much the whole German Expressionist movement. Predates the 70s by a good 50 years, then add in the psychedelia. Pretty cool video.


Edit: Some of the stuff reminded me of Ingmar Bergman's stuff too.

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Relinquished
September 23rd 2011

24880 Comments


good thing I wasn't the only one to notice that Jruined

HeathenTemple
September 23rd 2011

80 Comments


Song is good. Video is pretty cool.

Vesper
September 23rd 2011

3085 Comments


http://www.gonemovies.com/www/XsFilms/SnelPlaatjes/ActMurnauFaust.jpg

Lol, Jruined wins.

HeathenTemple
September 23rd 2011

80 Comments


Song is good. Video is pretty cool.

Shit double post

Jruined
September 23rd 2011

1296 Comments


Relinquished: Beautiful period of film making right? I keep on picking up more and more films from that era thanks to Kino Video. It started with Metropolis and I just keep grabbing whatever they put out.

deadinholywood
September 23rd 2011

240 Comments


Opeth on Pitchfork?

AngelofDeath
Staff Reviewer
September 23rd 2011

16134 Comments


Did the silhouette over the city remind anyone else of the Mussorgsky "Night on Bald Mountain" sequence from Fantasia? Hahaha.


I thought that very same thing.

zuzek
September 23rd 2011

750 Comments


Interesting video. Too bad the song's still boring.

InFiction
September 23rd 2011

3647 Comments


Trippy. I like it.

SteelErectedb4you8er
September 23rd 2011

2616 Comments


That chick is hot! Nobody mentioned that! I thought video was well done, great shots and segways, and it suits the song really well.

Duderino
September 23rd 2011

827 Comments


so 70s

Yuma310
September 23rd 2011

1656 Comments


really good

twlichty
September 23rd 2011

3407 Comments


that was awesome

twlichty
September 23rd 2011

3407 Comments


only thing that sucks about this and the new album is the vocals

AngelofDeath
Staff Reviewer
September 23rd 2011

16134 Comments


What? The vocals are incredible on the album. Best vocal melodies Mike has ever done.

Puzzles
September 24th 2011

3065 Comments


This fits the music so well it's not funny

JizzInMyPants
September 24th 2011

2369 Comments


i just checked out the bald mountain fantasia thing and it was absolutely mesmerizing, seriously like the Death Metal of animation right there.

love the music video too

KronosRage
September 24th 2011

367 Comments


Video is sexy

xenocide.
September 24th 2011

1187 Comments


I don't like Opeth, but I really enjoy this song and video! Need to listen the whole album.

Ommushwo
September 24th 2011

112 Comments


I like the video, but I wasn't however completely convinced. I see were they wanted to take me, but it felt a bit artificial, you can really see it's just an effect stamped on another, stamped on the video. the end was kind of dissapointing, the devil's movements were recycled.

Good album alltogether as well, I hope next time they give a little bit more of the "oomph" we wanted.

GodL1ke
September 24th 2011

804 Comments


i loved this

TheBaronofBadNews
September 24th 2011

77 Comments


Hot nekkid woman? In my Opeth?

Relinquished
September 24th 2011

24880 Comments


Beautiful period of film making right?

absolutely

Gravitedious
September 24th 2011

11 Comments


Best Opeth video yet, but that's not saying much because all of their other videos sucked. Rest assured, this is pretty good, but several shots of the girl were kind of oddly placed.

paxman
September 24th 2011

4084 Comments


Probably one of my favorite videos.

YouGotLucky
September 25th 2011

946 Comments


Lame video. Had some cool parts but that city is so cheesy and so is that uhh.. devil? Wow.

sifFlammable
September 25th 2011

2741 Comments


what the fuck are you guys talking about? the video was amazing in terms of cinematography

rasputin
September 25th 2011

14538 Comments


video was fantastic, actually made me see the song in a different way (thought it was originally shit)


also realised that i hate akerfeldt's singing voice now

pcar
September 25th 2011

530 Comments


video would be pretty lame sober

luckily that's not an issue

TheBaronofBadNews
September 26th 2011

77 Comments


this guy..

TheChastonGuy
September 26th 2011

55 Comments


The video started out good but quickly fell apart from there...

HeadbangMastermind93
September 26th 2011

624 Comments


this video is excellent. I love the new Opeth as well. Can't believe they're getting so much hate right now from a lot of their fans.

MO
September 26th 2011

18451 Comments


it was to be expected

TheChastonGuy
September 27th 2011

55 Comments


These are metal fans we're talking about here...

TheNotrap
September 27th 2011

8029 Comments


Humm...I love the film noir moments however the psychedelic sequences are average IMO. Lack of a better conceptual narrative throughout the video.

I believe Opeth had budget and resources to do something better...

Cool song.

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BigPleb
September 21st 2013

35521 Comments


See how many people fall for this...



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