Opeth working on new record
2013-03-30 by Vak | 290 Comments

Opeth guitarist Fredrik Åkesson has revealed in a recent interview that material for an 11th studio album is being written.

"It won’t be a step back, but it will be different. Maybe more intense in a way. You’ll have to wait and see. I was in the studio today and put down my solos and I was very happy about it. The song I heard that Mikael [Åkerfeldt] wrote today sounds very cool. I think that’s all I can say at this point! I’m sorry." says Fredrik.

Source: http://www.metalunderground.com/news/details.cfm?newsid=90478

http://loudwire.com/opeth-fredrik-akesson-promises-next-album-different-from-heritage/

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SlMBOLlC
March 30th 2013

5008 Comments


inb4 10000000000000000000000000 comments

BigPleb
March 30th 2013

36027 Comments


Well I've just jizzed hard.

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Vakarian12
March 30th 2013

3751 Comments


also, in another interview Fredrich said one of the songs was sounding alot heavier and 'evil'.

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SlMBOLlC
March 30th 2013

5008 Comments


plot twist: djent

hassanguason
March 30th 2013

24 Comments


progressive death salsa

joplinpicasso
March 30th 2013

427 Comments


Stoked.

ZombieParty
March 30th 2013

355 Comments


Great news

Underflow
March 30th 2013

2554 Comments


Very unlikely that this will be good.

BigPleb
March 30th 2013

36027 Comments


'Probably wont be good'

Get the fuck out haha

Gwyn.
March 30th 2013

15015 Comments


Swee

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BigPleb
March 30th 2013

36027 Comments


Fanboying hard 30.03.13

Underflow
March 30th 2013

2554 Comments


I hope it's great, though.

3ddie
March 30th 2013

84 Comments


more intense? YES!!!!!!!!

BigPleb
March 30th 2013

36027 Comments


Heritage + Watershed = new record.

Vakarian12
March 30th 2013

3751 Comments


AOTY already for that year.

Meshike
March 30th 2013

11 Comments


Loved Heritage, gonna love this one too most likely

MoosechriS
March 30th 2013

4960 Comments


Collective site ejaculation in 3.... 2.... 1....

BigPleb
March 30th 2013

36027 Comments


Already there man,

halloway
March 30th 2013

684 Comments


Cool.

Keyblade
March 30th 2013

14713 Comments


omg

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Jacquibim
Contributing Reviewer
March 30th 2013

14073 Comments


AOTY for all years

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BigPleb
March 30th 2013

36027 Comments


I'm getting hard palpitations

Vakarian12
March 30th 2013

3751 Comments


'AOTY for all years'

sorry, but thats MAYH =)


Jacquibim
Contributing Reviewer
March 30th 2013

14073 Comments


Nigga do u evn orchid??!?

Keyblade
March 30th 2013

14713 Comments


piss is that you?

BigPleb
March 30th 2013

36027 Comments


I Opeth hard, so I've def Orchid'

BallsToTheWall
March 30th 2013

44187 Comments


Gayest news of the year.

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YankeeDudel
March 30th 2013

9311 Comments


Whitewater Plaza

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Jacquibim
Contributing Reviewer
March 30th 2013

14073 Comments


I've been piss this whole tiem guize i guess the jig is up

geasoftime
March 30th 2013

1139 Comments


This had better be an improvement over Heritage. I wish he'd called this album a 'return to form.' Opeth has been disappointing lately.

BigPleb
March 30th 2013

36027 Comments


Well you are a bit stupid.

Jacquibim
Contributing Reviewer
March 30th 2013

14073 Comments


http://www.reactionface.info/sites/default/files/images/saythattomyface.jpg

YankeeDudel
March 30th 2013

9311 Comments


i hope theres a thom yorke feature

SowingSeason
Staff Reviewer
March 30th 2013

15889 Comments


They better get heavier after that turd of a progressive album

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Vakarian12
March 30th 2013

3751 Comments


well, Fredrick did say some of the material sounded heavier and "eviler"

PistolPete
March 30th 2013

3591 Comments


Awesome another record to help me fall asleep out of boredom!

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Madbutcher3
March 30th 2013

1102 Comments


Might be good, it's possible I guess.

Irving
Staff Reviewer
March 30th 2013

7177 Comments


/m /m /m

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Jacquibim
Contributing Reviewer
March 30th 2013

14073 Comments


Agreed with Sowing, needs to be like Deftones heavy then they will rule again.

YoYoMancuso
March 30th 2013

11026 Comments


album is probably gonna be shitty balls

BigPleb
March 30th 2013

36027 Comments


All the hate in here, bunch of retards.

Vakarian12
March 30th 2013

3751 Comments


All the hate in here, bunch of retards. [2]


TheSpirit
March 30th 2013

17729 Comments


"I'm getting hard palpitations"

do you mean heart palpitations

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Jacquibim
Contributing Reviewer
March 30th 2013

14073 Comments


Hard palpitations of the hearty kind.

Spec
March 30th 2013

27149 Comments


Opeth djent album.

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HSThomas
March 30th 2013

668 Comments


'Agreed with Sowing, needs to be like Deftones heavy then they will rule again.'

If Opeth decides they want to sound anywhere remotely like Deftones then the record will automatically be shit.

Jacquibim
Contributing Reviewer
March 30th 2013

14073 Comments


My undetectable sarcasm strikes again.

Spec
March 30th 2013

27149 Comments


Opeth/Volumes collab.

CoConi
March 30th 2013

48 Comments


Well the point is:
Making another Death Metal meets 70's prog simply won't work out.
So my guess: Something like... atmospheric black metal just with not a lot of "black metal" - if you know what I mean

DoctorMike
March 30th 2013

51 Comments


hopefully better than the previous

SaneTBP
March 30th 2013

1689 Comments


I dunno sounds like cheese I'm afraid but we can hope!

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BigPleb
March 30th 2013

36027 Comments


No, I mean hard palpitations.

HSThomas
March 30th 2013

668 Comments


Tbh Jacq, with how retarded this site can be at times, it's bloody hard to tell if someone's being sarcastic especially as someone would've probably said your comment and actually meant it seriously.

OmairSh
March 30th 2013

10868 Comments


Hope the directions interesting, not death metal inclined, we've had enough of that

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Jacquibim
Contributing Reviewer
March 30th 2013

14073 Comments


I know, that's the beauty of being sarcastic on this site, guaranteed reactions.

SowingSeason
Staff Reviewer
March 30th 2013

15889 Comments


I never said they needed to sound like deftones, fucko

SaneTBP
March 30th 2013

1689 Comments


Wonder how they are going to be "more intense", except if hes comparing the new stuff to Heritage

Jacquibim
Contributing Reviewer
March 30th 2013

14073 Comments


Never said you did.

Vakarian12
March 30th 2013

3751 Comments


I doubt its going to be much like Heritage anyway because Mikael said he probably won't be doing anything like that again and he'd like it to remain a one off thing (source: Heritage making of DVD)

BassDemon333
March 30th 2013

3365 Comments


All I gotta say is it better have screams this time

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Jacquibim
Contributing Reviewer
March 30th 2013

14073 Comments


So I guess it'll be like Damnation only eviler but without growls, should be interesting.

Spec
March 30th 2013

27149 Comments


Opeth Featuring Periphery.

OmairSh
March 30th 2013

10868 Comments


"Mikael said he probably won't be doing anything like that again and he'd like it to remain a one off thing "

Damn, I hope this is a step forward

Spec
March 30th 2013

27149 Comments


Opeth Monuments split.

SaneTBP
March 30th 2013

1689 Comments


Music is saved.

Spec
March 30th 2013

27149 Comments


Opeth- Icarus Lives

zxlkho
March 30th 2013

3461 Comments


http://i.imgur.com/jIrSY.gif

apert
March 30th 2013

3001 Comments


Please be metal. Please be metal. Please be metal.

PLEASE

YankeeDudel
March 30th 2013

9311 Comments


metal is ded wen r u all gon realize dis



TheFifthEye
March 30th 2013

122 Comments


Heritage was too monotonous and pseudo-experimental. It was like... "Hey, let's reboot old prog and call ourselves experimental geniuses". Really disappointing album and I'm not very hopeful towards this release.

SaneTBP
March 30th 2013

1689 Comments


Opeth - Lark's Tongue in Your Hearse

Spec
March 30th 2013

27149 Comments


Opeth- Edge Of The Earth

OmairSh
March 30th 2013

10868 Comments


"Please be metal. Please be metal. Please be metal. "

Please don't be, please don't be, please don't be.

"Heritage was too monotonous and pseudo-experimental."

It was enjoyable, but I think they should've experimented a lot more with sounds and tones, etc

OmairSh
March 30th 2013

10868 Comments


Opeth- The 50/50 experience

conesmoke
March 30th 2013

5198 Comments


Otep>

Tyrael
March 30th 2013

20825 Comments


'They better get heavier after that turd of a progressive album'

omfg

SaneTBP
March 30th 2013

1689 Comments


Opeth - o p e t h

Cryio
March 30th 2013

97 Comments


It will be one of the runner ups for AOTY 2014 for sure.

zaruyache
March 30th 2013

6273 Comments


Whitewater Plaza


Ahahaha


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XGX
March 30th 2013

162 Comments


Lol opeth

Avagantamos
March 30th 2013

1866 Comments


I bet it will sound like Watershed

RosaParks
March 30th 2013

14840 Comments


5/5

tacos N stuff
March 30th 2013

352 Comments


hope it's good!

JamieTwort
Contributing Reviewer
March 30th 2013

20440 Comments


I bet it will rule.

NecrogenicShrimp
March 30th 2013

70 Comments


If this sounds like Watershed or Ghost Reveries then I'll be pleased.

MO
March 30th 2013

18522 Comments


yea we'll see about this

ViperAces
March 30th 2013

12407 Comments


just started listening to them sweet

zaruyache
March 30th 2013

6273 Comments


I hope they go bluegrass.

mryrtmrnfoxxxy
March 30th 2013

13007 Comments


cool dude

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Uranium
March 30th 2013

7088 Comments


i'd be down with a more intense heritage

FearThyEvil
March 30th 2013

12489 Comments


I hope it's good

NonApplicable
March 30th 2013

1951 Comments


I saw an interview where Åkerfeldt said that they will be continuing down the Heritage sound. This "intense" statement was only made because they know that Heritage wasn't popular among fans. So basically fuck the fans.

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ILJ
March 30th 2013

6663 Comments


i find opeth kind of boring. will still listen though.

jdennis31
March 30th 2013

6511 Comments


"metal is ded wen r u all gon realize dis" when they get past the adolescent stage of their lives. lets be real, how many successful, sociable people do you know that are metal heads? they either grow out of it and make something of themselves or they remain loner shitheads with some other metal head acquaintances that go m/ for the sake of keeping up their faggotry.

AdolfChrist
March 30th 2013

1741 Comments


"So basically fuck the fans."

yeah, good. they should be satisfied with their material first and foremost, fuck everyone else.

DarkSideOfLucca
March 30th 2013

3273 Comments


Jumping on the Heritage hate train, don't know whether to be excited for this or not...probably not considering how much I love old Opeth and dislike the direction Watershed/Heritage went in

Spag
March 30th 2013

1738 Comments


sweet

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shepaintedfire
March 30th 2013

63 Comments


nah

Voivod
Staff Reviewer
March 30th 2013

6007 Comments


Good news.

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Spag
March 30th 2013

1738 Comments


Opethsea Grin

AtomicWaste
Staff Reviewer
March 30th 2013

1987 Comments


Glad to hear it - I'll be psyched for it as per the usual.

KILL
March 30th 2013

71482 Comments


sowing is gay

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DatsNotDaMetulz
March 30th 2013

1748 Comments


"metal is ded wen r u all gon realize dis" when they get past the adolescent stage of their lives.
lets be real, how many successful, sociable people do you know that are metal heads? they either grow
out of it and make something of themselves or they remain loner shitheads with some other metal head
acquaintances that go m/ for the sake of keeping up their faggotry.

I know plenty of successful metal fans, and know of a few too. There's a UK member of Parliament who
tried to wear an Iron Maiden shirt to the House of Commons once.

someguest
March 30th 2013

20393 Comments


He tried to wear an Iron Maiden song? Damn.

I think most people grow out of metal. It's natural.

DatsNotDaMetulz
March 30th 2013

1748 Comments


And that, kids, is why you don't try to have two or more conversations at any one time.

KILL
March 30th 2013

71482 Comments


someguest you are a sheep now all you gota do is move to wales and you'll have everything youve ever wanted

someguest
March 30th 2013

20393 Comments


traded in my denim jacket to go shirtless chicks love the pecs

Spec
March 30th 2013

27149 Comments


I CAN'T BELIEVE...

KILL
March 30th 2013

71482 Comments


baloney tits dont count as pecs dude better start trainin hard to la dispute records

someguest
March 30th 2013

20393 Comments


*bologna

queefmaster

DatsNotDaMetulz
March 30th 2013

1748 Comments


I don't think people have to "grow out" of metal, it's just people learn that you're not gonna get very far if you're open about your love of metal unless you're involved with the arts.

NapalmCrusader
March 30th 2013

1737 Comments


All the hate in here, bunch of retards. [3]

someguest
March 30th 2013

20393 Comments


any 'metal cred' I had is pretty useless in reality, so fuck it

OmairSh
March 30th 2013

10868 Comments


i'd be down with a more intense heritage[2]

With some more experimental overtones. Someone said bluegrass, why not? Keep progressing the sound not
regressing.

"I think most people grow out of metal. It's natural."

I enjoy metal but for quite a while now I've been listening to other genres a lot more, so this
statement holds water I think.

ProfessorVeerappan
March 30th 2013

790 Comments


oh yes give us more Metal now
but yeah this is one album i am looking forward to
it has to be as intense as their every old past album
....

CK
March 30th 2013

4910 Comments


Opeth goes Primus

MeatSalad
March 30th 2013

14467 Comments


I hope all the queers in this thread claiming heritage sucks take their heads out of their asses, this album will rule

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BigPleb
March 30th 2013

36027 Comments


Thanks for that Meat, much needed comment.

Fags.

JamieTwort
Contributing Reviewer
March 30th 2013

20440 Comments


Agreed.

OmairSh
March 30th 2013

10868 Comments


Heritage is goood, but this NEEDS to be much better

CK
March 30th 2013

4910 Comments


Heritage blew

























































































































my mind away

Wizard
March 30th 2013

19339 Comments


"It won’t be a step back, but it will be different.

Fuck this, so they've completely lost their dm edge.

I hope all the queers in this thread claiming heritage sucks take their heads out of their asses, this album will rule

Fuck off, Heritage should have had a different name attached to it such as "The Akerfeldt Show". Opeth is not Opeth without the death metal.

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KILL
March 30th 2013

71482 Comments


mikael said somewhere he wanted to do a death metal record with vocal harmonies and shit no growls that better be the next record cos oh man it could rock my ass

BigPleb
March 30th 2013

36027 Comments


Will rock regardless.

YankeeDudel
March 30th 2013

9311 Comments


jdennis you are a fishfaced ballbag

linguist2011
Contributing Reviewer
March 30th 2013

1863 Comments


If I'm honest, I really don't care which musical direction the band head in. None of their albums bar 'Deliverance' have disappointed me in any way, so I'm open to anything Akerfeldt and co. throw at me.

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InFiction
March 30th 2013

3651 Comments


Wasn't big on Heritage, so hopefully it'll be much different from that. Still, the fact that Opeth are still making records is always appreciated.

oltnabrick
March 30th 2013

30628 Comments


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2nRE8C8GBA


new opeth song, pls check


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Uranium
March 30th 2013

7088 Comments


"Heritage should have had a different name attached to it such as "The Akerfeldt Show'

I feel like bands should change their band names when they do a huge genre shift just so they dont fuck up their catalog.

OmairSh
March 30th 2013

10868 Comments


"I feel like bands should change their band names when they do a huge genre shift just so they dont fuck up their catalog."

Nah Opeths a prog band at heart, and prog bands have tendencies to shift genres and alter their sound, it's a part of the character of the band so they definitely shouldn't change their name. It's an odd argument btw.

When a band retires I would imagine they would want to look at their catalogue and be happy that they experimented as opposed to sticking to a specific type of sound without much experimentation.

Underflow
March 30th 2013

2554 Comments


Experimentation is fine and dandy when it's, you know, good. Heritage wasn't good experimentation - it was sloppy, haphazard songwriting with copious amounts of wank. Hopefully the new album will rule, though.

OmairSh
March 30th 2013

10868 Comments


There were odd transitions here and there, as there were on Watershed, but otherwise it was pretty good. There wasn't really much experimentation with weird sounds, etc. Opeth has always had technical riffage, it was business as usual when it came to the "wank" part. The new album should be better hopefully

VanSchuldiner
March 30th 2013

659 Comments


Yay

thumbcrusher
March 30th 2013

3591 Comments


i thought heritage was alright

Underflow
March 30th 2013

2554 Comments


Still a big fan, so I'm on board with everyone else for a new one - just gotta see how it turns out.

OmairSh
March 30th 2013

10868 Comments


Well we'll probably have to wait a year to find out how it turns out

Asdfp277
March 30th 2013

1064 Comments


i want to say something.

hi

oltnabrick
March 30th 2013

30628 Comments


HELLO


Asdfp277
March 30th 2013

1064 Comments


so is this any good?

DegausserGuernica24
March 31st 2013

1134 Comments


Am I the only one who actually liked Heritage? I mean sure, Opeth is mainly technical death metal, but bands evolve overtime, and that's what happened with these guys. They figured that they wanted to take a break from creating death metal, and that was their decision to transition to progressive rock. Besides, Mikael clearly said that it might be more intense, so classic Opeth fans shouldn't get their hopes down.

oltnabrick
March 31st 2013

30628 Comments


wtf are u talking about

someguest
March 31st 2013

20393 Comments


heritage 2: i left my cock on the stove

Avagantamos
March 31st 2013

1866 Comments


Do you know what technical death metal is?

Underflow
March 31st 2013

2554 Comments


Lol.

InbredJed
March 31st 2013

5790 Comments


Better not be Watershed II

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Keyblade
March 31st 2013

14713 Comments


a bad d should change their name when they go in a different direction...what? makes me wonder how many name changes Ulver should've had. Heritage was a welcome change and an excellent prog album, and I for one hope they further progress their sound.

MeatSalad
March 31st 2013

14467 Comments


agreed hard key

Asdfp277
March 31st 2013

1064 Comments


I can't stand how people detest the idea that hey, maybe a musician/band can play other things! Maybe they can fuck up sometimes, too! People aren't flat characters, nor are they facades for you to entertain yourself.

And Heritage wasn't that fucking bad. Not the best thing ever, but don't you think you are exaggerating a little?

Asdfp277
March 31st 2013

1064 Comments


I don't know. If I were a musician, I sure as hell wouldn't stick to one genre of music. I might suck at all of them, but you and your incessant whining wouldn't stop me.

InbredJed
March 31st 2013

5790 Comments


Heritage was cool, and no, they shouldn't change thier name

Uranium
March 31st 2013

7088 Comments


hopefully they start rappin and drop all musical instruments

Avagantamos
March 31st 2013

1866 Comments


yes

EyesWideShut
March 31st 2013

3133 Comments


cool mane

TheBloodyNine
March 31st 2013

3 Comments


One of my all time favorite bands. My Arms Your Hearse, Morningrise, Still Life and especially Blackwater Park are such incredible albums. With each following release my interest in the band was diminished. I don't think I've ever made it through the entire Heritage album. I have it, but didn't dig what I heard.

It's cool that they have evolved. I can't say that I'd want to play the same kind of stuff forever, either. But prog rock aint my thing. I'll always love Opeth, but I've lost interest in what they're doing...at least, that's how I feel now.

SgtPepper
Staff Reviewer
March 31st 2013

4412 Comments


This is good news. I'd like to see them return to balancing both their heavy and prog side in this new album. "The Devil's Orchard" had a good sound, in the way that it embraced a more traditional and layered progressive sound, yet still managed to sound like a metal song- I'd like to see them explore that style more.

But something like a softer Still Life or Ghost Reveries would be great as well, which I get the feeling will be the case with this new album as I've read that Mikael has grown 'tired' of extreme metal. But I could be wrong, I haven't really kept up with Mikael's plans.

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NonApplicable
March 31st 2013

1951 Comments


@ TheBloodyNine & PaperbackWriter

I back both your opinions. Probably the only two worthwhile comments I have read so far.

OmairSh
March 31st 2013

10868 Comments


If I were a musician, I sure as hell wouldn't stick to one genre of music.[2]

Keyblade
March 31st 2013

14713 Comments


yea man all music belongs in the time period in which its genre was founded

NocteDominum
Contributing Reviewer
March 31st 2013

6993 Comments


Please be growlz

DatsNotDaMetulz
March 31st 2013

1748 Comments


Yeah the best thing about being a prog/experimental band is that genre shifts come to be expected so the transitions not so much of a big deal when they happen. I also agree on the fact it's good to be a diverse musician. I try to keep in several styles of music atm with mixed results but hey at least I'm giving them a go and seeing where my strong points are.

Hoppoman
March 31st 2013

634 Comments


Heeeelllllllll YEAH!

StormChaser
March 31st 2013

328 Comments


Shitload of haturz

and 1978 is late for prog

Apollo
March 31st 2013

10290 Comments


If at all like Heritage, won't even bother

Vakarian12
March 31st 2013

3751 Comments


will be the greatest thing MAYH Hopefully

OmairSh
March 31st 2013

10868 Comments


dam

Vakarian12
March 31st 2013

3751 Comments


bet they'll have acoustic Demon of the Fall. Bonus track most likely

johnnydeking29
March 31st 2013

9016 Comments


Hmmmm
I have some faith

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EyesWideShut
March 31st 2013

3133 Comments


Mikael has been saying he was tired of extreme metal back in the deliverance/damnation days and continued to release great albums, so im sure if he wants to make metal again he could think of some new ideas.

Emyay
March 31st 2013

5941 Comments


don't care about the direction just hope the music is better than the music that was on heritage which was good not great

UnitK2K
March 31st 2013

106 Comments


Already? They need to chill out

Motiv3
April 1st 2013

8923 Comments


I hope this is good but I don't have my hopes up very high.

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Wizard
April 1st 2013

19339 Comments


Nah Opeths a prog band at heart, and prog bands have tendencies to shift genres and alter their sound, it's a part of the character of the band so they definitely shouldn't change their name. It's an odd argument btw.

An odd argument indeed however, don't you think that death metal would also be a main staple in their hearts considering they were amazing with manipulating it? It's just an opinion and tbqh, all they're doing with the prog genre is resurfacing 70s british prog bands and jizzing all over them. I don't find that to be particularly creative, hence why I think they should stick to what they do best and leave albums such as Heritage as goof-off side projects.

OmairSh
April 1st 2013

10868 Comments


"don't you think that death metal would also be a main staple in their hearts considering they were
amazing with manipulating it?"


Death metal would, and has been a main staple for 90% of the bands career, and so having done that
for so many years would be exhausting I imagine, especially for musicians whose influences are
diverse. Plus Mikaels has said that he's been a fan of prog for a very long time as well, so I that
has also been a part of his writing for a while. I get tired of listening to one genre of music
after a while, I can only imagine what someone who has written that style for so many years
continuously will go through. If Mikael had side projects to let out his other ideas then he'd
probably stick with the traditional writing style for Opeth.

I hear you on the ripping off of 70s prog but in comparison to Opeths last few albums its
refreshing. Also even if a band does copy an old era of music, if they do it well the results can
still be interesting.

facupm
April 1st 2013

7455 Comments


Great news, i wouldnt mind if it sounds like Watershed, i lked that one. Heritage wasnt that bad, it was good and that's it. Still their worst album so they need to make up with this one. I want GROWLS, btw.

Vakarian12
April 1st 2013

3751 Comments


I don't mind if the growls don't return, Mikaels cleans are great. He also did say he'd like to develop his singing more.

kingsoby1
Emeritus
April 1st 2013

4950 Comments


man i wish this was an april fools joke. mikael needs to hang up the skates already

Lakes.
April 1st 2013

26924 Comments


70s prog is true prog so at least they ripped off the right era

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JamieTwort
Contributing Reviewer
April 1st 2013

20440 Comments


"I hear you on the ripping off of 70s prog but in comparison to Opeths last few albums its refreshing. Also even if a band does copy an old era of music, if they do it well the results can still be interesting"

Agreed.

Also I'm having trouble understanding why people think that ripping off a particular genre/era of music is any worse than going through the motions of playing a style that they've pretty much exhausted themselves.

Keyblade
April 1st 2013

14713 Comments


I don't buy the whole they're ripping off prog argument. why isn't the same argument used for bands who play osdm for example...or even for bands like Beardfish who play pretty much the same style of music as found on Heritage. are they ripping off prog too? or do they, like Opeth on Heritage provide a slightly different take on the genre?

Jacquibim
Contributing Reviewer
April 1st 2013

14073 Comments


The album is called "Heritage" for god's sake, it's a homage to the band's influences. If you think it sounds like it was ripped straight from the 70s as a result then obviously the band did something right, guh!

kingsoby1
Emeritus
April 1st 2013

4950 Comments


beardfish suck

Keyblade
April 1st 2013

14713 Comments


yea ok

kingsoby1
Emeritus
April 1st 2013

4950 Comments


if i want 70s prog i'll listen to camel

NeroCorleone80
April 1st 2013

28825 Comments


This will be at least a 3

Digging: Howlin Wolf - Howlin' Wolf/Moanin' in the Moonlight

Acrosstheshield13
April 1st 2013

791 Comments


no thanks. band does nothing for me.

kingsoby1
Emeritus
April 1st 2013

4950 Comments


about camel?

Impervious
April 1st 2013

366 Comments


"Opeth is not Opeth without the death metal."

Perhaps you forgot about Damnation?

"The album is called "Heritage" for god's sake, it's a homage to the band's influences. If you think it sounds like it was ripped straight from the 70s as a result then obviously the band did something right, guh!"

Exactly, couldn't agree more.

Either way I'm excited about anything Opeth puts out since they do death metal and whatnot but they always change it up with awesome cleans sections and beautiful melodies. Overall they've done great with everything they've released, including Heritage.



kingsoby1
Emeritus
April 1st 2013

4950 Comments


heritage sucks

JamieTwort
Contributing Reviewer
April 1st 2013

20440 Comments


Heritage rules.

demigod!
April 1st 2013

44152 Comments


Heritage was sweet

Digging: Failure - Magnified

thumbcrusher
April 1st 2013

3591 Comments


not their best but does certainly not suck

KINGSTATICTHETHIRD
April 1st 2013

613 Comments


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLVm3i_xMvM

OmairSh
April 1st 2013

10868 Comments


"Also I'm having trouble understanding why people think that ripping off a particular genre/era of music is any worse than going through the motions of playing a style that they've pretty much exhausted themselves"

Exactly. Heritage is enjoyable, not extremely daring but it is a fun listen, and thats what a lot of modern bands are missing out on. Mikaels cleans on Heritage are incredible, trve emotions.

DatsNotDaMetulz
April 1st 2013

1748 Comments


I've randomly started seriously digging Blackwater Park the last couple of days actually. The mix of prog and death metal in that album is the best thing about Opeth and even though the clean parts often outshone the growls I still hope they can go back to something like that style. Dark, heavy, and melancholic. But it's up to them. Mikael's shown he's in a state of major experimentation atm with recent releases like Heritage and Storm Corrosion, although he left Bloodbath which could mean either he's phasing out the death metal from his music, or he's going to be reintegrating it into Opeth's sound and simply doesn't have time for Bloodbath anymore.

Emyay
April 1st 2013

5941 Comments


its not random, its your destiny

DatsNotDaMetulz
April 1st 2013

1748 Comments


My destiny is Bleak..

OmairSh
April 1st 2013

10868 Comments


Hell yeah some Storm Corrosion elements would be welcome on the next Opeth. Aslo there should be a sequel to the first SC

NeroCorleone80
April 1st 2013

28825 Comments


I want psychedelia

OmairSh
April 1st 2013

10868 Comments


With trance

YankeeDudel
April 1st 2013

9311 Comments


I have no problem with mikael cutting out death metal. Its a played out genre. But so is 70s prog. He needs to just create a new genre. Not that hard.

OmairSh
April 1st 2013

10868 Comments


Suggestions for a new genre please

linguist2011
Contributing Reviewer
April 1st 2013

1863 Comments


Opeth Metal.


conesmoke
April 2nd 2013

5198 Comments


it's not about outgrowing certain types of music people (fuck you Jdennis31). It's about being able to appreciate how an artist/artists go about crafting a unique sound.

SmokingTheClouds
April 2nd 2013

639 Comments


material for an 11th studio album is being written.


Don't see that too much these days.

Hopefully this goes in a different direction than Heritage. Album felt a bit... contrived?

DatsNotDaMetulz
April 2nd 2013

1748 Comments


Dubstep.

Avagantamos
April 2nd 2013

1866 Comments


opeth plz cover 36 chambers

Wizard
April 2nd 2013

19339 Comments


"Opeth is not Opeth without the death metal."

Perhaps you forgot about Damnation?


Exceptions to the rule. That was a fairly unique piece of music and tied in nicely to Deliverance. They always had that as part of their sound and they just went a little overboard with it. Heritage is a straight up rip-off from better bands. Sure, you can argue they began their whole heavy 70s prog influence within the last few albums but I feel they aren't Opeth anymore, more like a cover band.

CakeWithCream
April 2nd 2013

1022 Comments


"opeth plz cover 36 chambers" [2]

PapaH
April 3rd 2013

34 Comments


Well the new track with Lou Reed is pretty fucking dope. Tiz iz gunna be gud.

ButteryBiscuitBass
April 3rd 2013

9899 Comments


I'd like this to be a stronger heritage. Unless you're an Opeth fanboy, it's hard to consider Heritage as something that could rival MAYH, or Still Life. If they make a progressive album (and not rip off Camel) that sounds modern then I think they will blow the minds of everyone. Forward thinking is required because in a way, I can say where Base is coming from with his comment, even if the year was wrong.

Keyblade
April 3rd 2013

14713 Comments


fuckin lol base

ADAMiscool55
April 3rd 2013

79 Comments


mikael said he wanted to work with lou reed

ButteryBiscuitBass
April 3rd 2013

9899 Comments


Who fucking cares? I want to work with Jessica Alba, but it aint gonna happen.

BigPleb
April 3rd 2013

36027 Comments


Best band ever.

*end of thread*

Keyblade
April 3rd 2013

14713 Comments


ok now thats just overkill

BigPleb
April 3rd 2013

36027 Comments


Oh now come on

Keyblade
April 3rd 2013

14713 Comments


wait no i agree with u best band ever for sure

BigPleb
April 3rd 2013

36027 Comments


Thats why I love Keys

OmairSh
April 3rd 2013

10868 Comments


You know who else loves keys? Per Wiberg. Mikael beat him several times in badminton btw

PapaH
April 4th 2013

34 Comments


Well, imagine Heritage with Lou Reed on vocals. Its called progress!

Uranium
April 4th 2013

7088 Comments


opeth sell out in 4...3...2...

NeroCorleone80
April 4th 2013

28825 Comments


......................

OmairSh
April 5th 2013

10868 Comments


Opeth sell out if they cover Taylor Swift songs

Keyblade
April 5th 2013

14713 Comments


opeth sold out after mayh havent u herd

OmairSh
April 5th 2013

10868 Comments


Prog death became mainstream? I wasn't aware of that

BigPleb
April 5th 2013

36027 Comments


Nobody post in here unless you've got a link, ok? Gets me WAY too excited.

JamieTwort
Contributing Reviewer
April 5th 2013

20440 Comments


ok

OmairSh
April 5th 2013

10868 Comments


There's a leaked video of Mikael composing

BigPleb
April 5th 2013

36027 Comments


Fuck off! GIMME GIMME GIMME

Vakarian12
April 5th 2013

3751 Comments


linklinklinklinklinklinklinklinklinklinklinklinklinklinklinklinklink

BigPleb
April 5th 2013

36027 Comments


He'll get banned haha, must be a another way.

OmairSh
April 5th 2013

10868 Comments


GIMME GIMME GIMME YOUR LOVE AFTER MIDNIIGHT

BigPleb
April 5th 2013

36027 Comments


Troll'd hard

OmairSh
April 5th 2013

10868 Comments


Actually it's on youtube now, not "leaked"

BigPleb
April 5th 2013

36027 Comments


OoOoOoO gonna check

OmairSh
April 5th 2013

10868 Comments


Yeah Mikael composing songs























































for Heritage. He mostly talks during the video anyway, but you should check it out.

BigPleb
April 5th 2013

36027 Comments


You sly devil.

Jacquibim
Contributing Reviewer
April 5th 2013

14073 Comments


Akerfeldt could give me a lecture on the cultivation of grass and I'd still listen intently.

OmairSh
April 5th 2013

10868 Comments


I know only you'd fall for it, if anyone was going to, but I got Vakarian as well. All in a days work ;-).

Artuma
April 5th 2013

12257 Comments


I already almost forgot Opeth, excited about this

Digging: Le Pre Ou Je Suis Mort - Le Pre Ou Je Suis Mort

BigPleb
April 5th 2013

36027 Comments


Me and Mikael will cross paths again one day, I swear.

OmairSh
April 5th 2013

10868 Comments


Cultivation of grass? Damn sounds intriguing

OmairSh
April 5th 2013

10868 Comments


"I already almost forgot Opeth"

Uh oh Leb ain't gonna be happy about this

"Me and Mikael will cross paths again one day, I swear."

Yes, there is a purpose to keep living

Vakarian12
April 5th 2013

3751 Comments


'but I got Vakarian as well'

still calming myself down. Damn you.

BigPleb
April 5th 2013

36027 Comments


I ain't gonna scroll up to see who posted that cos they are gonna rot in hell anyways.

It keeps me going every day, its fate man.

OmairSh
April 5th 2013

10868 Comments


"still calming myself down. Damn you"

Haha Vak, life's nothing without sarcasm am I right?


Artuma
April 5th 2013

12257 Comments


"Uh oh Leb ain't gonna be happy about this"

oh dear

Vakarian12
April 6th 2013

3751 Comments


is it out yet?

OmairSh
April 6th 2013

10868 Comments


13/09/14

Vakarian12
April 6th 2013

3751 Comments


you're lying Omair! stop lying!

OmairSh
April 6th 2013

10868 Comments


Fine, don't believe me

Vakarian12
April 6th 2013

3751 Comments


well, unless you can prove it....

OmairSh
April 6th 2013

10868 Comments


Is a text message from Mike proof enough?

NeroCorleone80
April 6th 2013

28825 Comments


An improved version of Heritage would suit me fine

OmairSh
April 6th 2013

10868 Comments


I was expecting it to be just that. Will have to wait till 13/09/14 to find out

NeroCorleone80
April 6th 2013

28825 Comments


I expect it'll be released before then, more likely early 2014.

OmairSh
April 6th 2013

10868 Comments


It's a possibility, let me ask Mike

Pebster49
April 13th 2013

2991 Comments


Please be better than the last one.

NeroCorleone80
April 13th 2013

28825 Comments


It will be

Vakarian12
August 4th 2013

3751 Comments


Akerfeldt says one song called "Goblin" colds like the band Goblin as a tribute. Another is a 70s-sounding ballad with a string vocal. "It doesn't have any super-technical riffs, it's just a strong vocal melody and a pretty sad-sounding song," he says.

The third new song harks back to Opeth's early style. "I was just lumping riffs on top of each other, arrangements, and it's all over the place. I've kind of outgrown that style of writing, because that's the way I used to write on the first, say, two records. And I was like, I have to stop myself here and arrange this a little bit. But then I was, like, 'Why?' OK, I'm just gonna let this song be the schizophrenic, kind of, it-doesn't-make-much-sense-but-I-kind-of-like-it-type song. So it's really long."

Eons
August 5th 2013

464 Comments


I guarantee this is gonna be worse than herituge

NeroCorleone80
August 5th 2013

28825 Comments


No it will not!

TheSuicidePrincess
August 5th 2013

5 Comments


Well the band haven't been good since ghost reveries so.

NeroCorleone80
August 5th 2013

28825 Comments


They've been good since Orchid

TheSuicidePrincess
August 5th 2013

5 Comments


Heritage sucked

NeroCorleone80
August 5th 2013

28825 Comments


p/

JamieTwort
Contributing Reviewer
August 5th 2013

20440 Comments


Heritage ruled.

OmairSh
August 5th 2013

10868 Comments


p/

Arnaud
August 5th 2013

183 Comments


Heritage ruled. [2]

Vakarian12
October 31st 2013

3751 Comments


out next spring http://www.metalinjection.net/upcoming-releases/opeth-frontman-calls-new-record-heavy-sinister

AtomicWaste
Staff Reviewer
October 31st 2013

1987 Comments


Akerstache will be sure to follow up with some hard boner jamz.

Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
October 31st 2013

18325 Comments


will be terrible

Digging: Shed - Shot Selection

demigod!
October 31st 2013

44152 Comments


Nahh itll be at least good. Opeth are a bit overrated but ive never thought any of their shit was bad

Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
October 31st 2013

18325 Comments


orchid is the only think i can stand listening to. morningrise might be the worst metal album of all time and everything else sucks

Wadlez
October 31st 2013

3898 Comments


Hyperion that's an opinion I haven't heard too often... to each their own.

demigod!
October 31st 2013

44152 Comments


yeah to each their own i guess. but i think bwp is a much stronger contender for "worst metal album" even though both are solid

would've expected you to dig morningrise if you like orchid especially but whatevs

Emyay
October 31st 2013

5941 Comments


y'all must be allergic to riffs

mryrtmrnfoxxxy
October 31st 2013

13007 Comments


i sure am

JamieTwort
Contributing Reviewer
October 31st 2013

20440 Comments


"morningrise might be the worst metal album of all time"

lol. Out of all of Opeth's albums you pick that one to call the worst metal album of all time.

"would've expected you to dig morningrise if you like orchid especially but whatevs"

This. Especially seeing as some of the material on Morningrise was actually intended to be released on Orchid.

Wizard
October 31st 2013

19339 Comments


Actually, Hyperion has a better opinion than most of you on metal so I won't challenge him on it despite my love for Opeth.

JamieTwort
Contributing Reviewer
October 31st 2013

20440 Comments


lol

mryrtmrnfoxxxy
October 31st 2013

13007 Comments


Actually, Hyperion has a better opinion than most of you on DOTA so I won't challenge him on it despite my love for Opeth.

fixed

Emyay
October 31st 2013

5941 Comments


now that you mention it jamie, it literally makes no sense to say you like orchid and then say morningrise is the "worst metal album of all time" (!!)

MO
October 31st 2013

18522 Comments


ahhhh

SaneTBP
October 31st 2013

1689 Comments


Woah don't know what to think about this but will listen hard

KILL
October 31st 2013

71482 Comments


gona rule

CosmicPie
October 31st 2013

1076 Comments


Should be interesting....

Uranium
October 31st 2013

7088 Comments


Yeah we know Opeth are recording a new record, they told us in March

KILL
October 31st 2013

71482 Comments


dude we are gonna rock so hard to it

Uranium
October 31st 2013

7088 Comments


agreed hard



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