Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Melodies of chilling beauty...

Opeth never ceases to amaze me.

        The new album called Heritage is coming out in September 2011. It is said that it will be something completely different from the previous albums and that (like Damnation) will have clean vocals only. Truth to be told I can hardly wait for this album to come out. Why? Did you listen the song? It's BEAUTIFUL on so many levels. Also, Opeth never fails! Their songs (music & lyrics) are...almost...too good to be true (?!)... 

        I'm not much of a music critic, but I know that I will enjoy listening to this album. I have a feeling that it is the beginning of something new...something great. 

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. 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.
(Mikael Åkerfeldt) 

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