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Release date: 14 September 2011
Style: Progressive rock

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01. Heritage
02. The Devil's Orchard
03. I Feel The Dark
04. Slither
05. Nepenthe
06. Häxprocess
07. Famine
08. The Lines In My Hand
09. Folklore
10. Marrow Of The Earth
11. Pyre [bonus]
12. Face In The Snow [bonus]

The biggest surprise of 2011

Reviews (2)
Lyrics (12)


Line-up
Mikael Åkerfeldt - vocals, guitar, keyboard
Fredrik Åkesson - guitar
Per Wiberg - keyboard
Martin Mendez - bass
Martin "Axe" Axenrot - drums

Guest Musicians:
Alex Acuña - percussion
Joakim Svalberg - piano
Björn "J:son" Johannson Lindh - flute


Additional info
Artwork by Travis Smith
Produced by Mikael Åkerfeldt
Mixed by Steven Wilson and Mikael Åkerfeldt
Engineered by Jens Borgen
Mastered by Peter Mew at Abbey Road Studios, London

"Slither" is a tribute to Ronnie James Dio

DVD contains 5.1 mix of entire album and making of the album documentary. Also contains a card to download bonus tracks Pyre and Face In The Snow.

Release dates:
Japan: September 14th, 2011
Europe: September 16th, 2011
United Kingdom: September 19th, 2011
North America: September 20th, 2011

Staff review by
Demonic Tutor

Rating:
7.8
The general consensus when a great band dares to move away from their original Death Metal sound is usually not positive. However Opeth have done it before masterfully with Damnation in 2003. They are back at it with one of the year's most anticipated albums, Heritage.

Cutting to the chase: Compared to their previous releases, Heritage lacks character. Despite the song structures being very progressive rock and the vocals being crazy good, the absence of catchy guitar riffs or memorable growls is a downer. One can positively recognize Opeth as the artist, especially since a lot of the songs borrow tidbits straight from the Ghost Reveries period. Certainly they manage to perpetuate a dark atmosphere throughout the album, but the mellowness of the whole thing is borderline irritating to someone expecting their trademark sound. I know we have been forewarned by Mikael Åkerfeldt himself about this being a throwback kind of release. Still, I believe this would be either catchier or more aggressive. Nevertheless the album does feature good moments, mostly from the jazz-infused portions of the songs.

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published 20.09.2011 | Comments (134)

Guest review by
SauradipGhosh

Rating:
8.6
Heritage poses more questions than answers. Have Opeth reached a creative cul-de-sac? Have they chucked their "Extreme Progressive Death Metal" for good? Have they finally shed their "Underground Garage Band" (I am quoting Akerfeldt from an earlier interview) and have ventured out into the Pantheon of the "mainstream" Gods from their hallowed underground temple so frequented by hordes of reverent worshipers?

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published 29.05.2012 | Comments (32)

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BloodTears - 04.09.2011 at 23:58  
Rating: 8
Written by Fredd on 04.09.2011 at 22:56

Written by BloodTears on 04.09.2011 at 17:43

I'm enjoying the album at the moment. I don't get the comparisons with Damnation. I think it is an entirely different album altogether.

Really digging "Haxprocess" and "Famine".

I take that comparison back, Damnation was better.


I wasn't talking in terms of quality. I just think the albums are very different in terms of how they sound. If you like Damnation more or think it is better that is a different matter

I just wouldn't compare them based how similar they sound, because they don't, to me.
Fredd - 05.09.2011 at 00:04  
Rating: 7
Written by BloodTears on 04.09.2011 at 23:58

Written by Fredd on 04.09.2011 at 22:56

Written by BloodTears on 04.09.2011 at 17:43

I'm enjoying the album at the moment. I don't get the comparisons with Damnation. I think it is an entirely different album altogether.

Really digging "Haxprocess" and "Famine".

I take that comparison back, Damnation was better.


I wasn't talking in terms of quality. I just think the albums are very different in terms of how they sound. If you like Damnation more or think it is better that is a different matter

I just wouldn't compare them based how similar they sound, because they don't, to me.

They are similar in concepts.
MetalSpider - 05.09.2011 at 00:44  
  A really good album! I was actually worried that I wouldn't enjoy it that much because of the lack of death metal vocals and real heaviness. However, Heritage is a damn good album!
BloodTears - 05.09.2011 at 10:24  
Rating: 8
Written by Fredd on 05.09.2011 at 00:04

Written by BloodTears on 04.09.2011 at 23:58

Written by Fredd on 04.09.2011 at 22:56

Written by BloodTears on 04.09.2011 at 17:43

I'm enjoying the album at the moment. I don't get the comparisons with Damnation. I think it is an entirely different album altogether.

Really digging "Haxprocess" and "Famine".

I take that comparison back, Damnation was better.


I wasn't talking in terms of quality. I just think the albums are very different in terms of how they sound. If you like Damnation more or think it is better that is a different matter

I just wouldn't compare them based how similar they sound, because they don't, to me.

They are similar in concepts.


Why?
Behdad K2 - 05.09.2011 at 11:04  
Rating: 7 I'm not a fan of Opeth and generally Progressive music, and somehow I didn't like this album much.
It needs a few more spins but it lacked a lot of things that I need to find an album good.
BehzadSh - 05.09.2011 at 11:40  
Rating: 8
Written by Behdad K2 on 05.09.2011 at 11:04

I'm not a fan of Opeth and generally Progressive music, and somehow I didn't like this album much.
It needs a few more spins but it lacked a lot of things that I need to find an album good.


As Åkerfeldt said "I think you'll need a slightly deeper understanding of our music as a whole to be able to appreciate this record."
Since I get this Album I listen to it constantly, and more I listen, more I enjoy.

When my friends ask me about the album, I said to them "you might not like it once".
Veil of Maya - 05.09.2011 at 13:27  
Rating: 8 Just gave it a listen. It has a very progressive feel to it which I personally find great. This album is an awesome addition to the Opeth discography!
Warman - 05.09.2011 at 13:57  
Rating: 8 I've booked the special edition and can't wait! Got a special Opeth coin in return when I ordered it before release date. Awesome.
Fredd - 05.09.2011 at 14:34  
Rating: 7
Written by BloodTears on 05.09.2011 at 10:24

Written by Fredd on 05.09.2011 at 00:04

Written by BloodTears on 04.09.2011 at 23:58

Written by Fredd on 04.09.2011 at 22:56

Written by BloodTears on 04.09.2011 at 17:43

I'm enjoying the album at the moment. I don't get the comparisons with Damnation. I think it is an entirely different album altogether.

Really digging "Haxprocess" and "Famine".

I take that comparison back, Damnation was better.


I wasn't talking in terms of quality. I just think the albums are very different in terms of how they sound. If you like Damnation more or think it is better that is a different matter

I just wouldn't compare them based how similar they sound, because they don't, to me.

They are similar in concepts.


Why?


Both are "different" proggy all-clean vocals albums that Akerfeldt "has always wanted to do."
BloodTears - 05.09.2011 at 16:18  
Rating: 8
Written by Fredd on 05.09.2011 at 14:34

Written by BloodTears on 05.09.2011 at 10:24

Written by Fredd on 05.09.2011 at 00:04

Written by BloodTears on 04.09.2011 at 23:58

Written by Fredd on 04.09.2011 at 22:56

Written by BloodTears on 04.09.2011 at 17:43

I'm enjoying the album at the moment. I don't get the comparisons with Damnation. I think it is an entirely different album altogether.

Really digging "Haxprocess" and "Famine".

I take that comparison back, Damnation was better.


I wasn't talking in terms of quality. I just think the albums are very different in terms of how they sound. If you like Damnation more or think it is better that is a different matter

I just wouldn't compare them based how similar they sound, because they don't, to me.

They are similar in concepts.


Why?


Both are "different" proggy all-clean vocals albums that Akerfeldt "has always wanted to do."


Fair enough then, I'll give you that!
Mr. Doctor - 05.09.2011 at 16:48  
Rating: 6
Written by Fredd on 05.09.2011 at 14:34

Both are "different" proggy all-clean vocals albums that Akerfeldt "has always wanted to do."


That's barely a concept imo. The intentions are similar, that's true. But the style is completely different.
Daniell - 05.09.2011 at 16:57  
Rating: 6
Written by opeth771 on 04.09.2011 at 23:54

Wow.... This is such a GEM! An absolute masterpiece... This is not for closed minded people who don't actually appreciated what music really is. Opeth never was just about growls... This album has a VERY high level of musicianship. You can really see how Akerfeldt is a genius for pulling out that kind of stuff after writing death metal for years! This is an awesome album!


And here comes the first Opeth fanboy to tell me that he is more open minded than me because I don't think Heritage is a masterpiece. Only he can see the greatness of it!
drdml - 05.09.2011 at 17:02  
Rating: 6 It sucks,but wait,it's Opeth,
so it is deep,and most people can't understand this record.
I'm one of them.
Fredd - 05.09.2011 at 17:44  
Rating: 7
Written by Mr. Doctor on 05.09.2011 at 16:48

Written by Fredd on 05.09.2011 at 14:34

Both are "different" proggy all-clean vocals albums that Akerfeldt "has always wanted to do."


That's barely a concept imo. The intentions are similar, that's true. But the style is completely different.


Stop being so anal.
Mr. Doctor - 05.09.2011 at 17:47  
Rating: 6
Written by Fredd on 05.09.2011 at 17:44

Stop being so anal.


It's my first comment on the matter in this forum and I'm anal.

Nice one dude.
Fredd - 05.09.2011 at 17:50  
Rating: 7
Written by Mr. Doctor on 05.09.2011 at 17:47

Written by Fredd on 05.09.2011 at 17:44

Stop being so anal.


It's my first comment on the matter in this forum and I'm anal.

Nice one dude.

"anal retentive"
BloodTears - 05.09.2011 at 17:53  
Rating: 8 I got what he was saying about the concept, the idea. But as I said, it is an entirely different album in terms of sound.
Rulatore - 05.09.2011 at 19:22  
Rating: 5
Written by drdml on 05.09.2011 at 17:02

It sucks,but wait,it's Opeth,
so it is deep,and most people can't understand this record.
I'm one of them.


Deep and dark asshole

Opeth is feeding the trolls, cant you see it both close and open mind
BitterCOld - 05.09.2011 at 20:05  
Rating: 7
Written by Daniell on 05.09.2011 at 16:57

And here comes the first Opeth fanboy to tell me that he is more open minded than me because I don't think Heritage is a masterpiece. Only he can see the greatness of it!


when a dude has a band's name as his user name, and has scored said band's albums an average 9.6, it's a big neon sign that says "this opinion is not worth wasting your time on."
SauradipGhosh - 05.09.2011 at 23:05  
  I feel the dark is haunting...at least the first part is...Listening to it now. It would take a while. But I'm sure It would bag the top awards at Metalstorm Awards 2011
opeth771 - 06.09.2011 at 01:51  
 
Written by BitterCOld on 05.09.2011 at 20:05

Written by Daniell on 05.09.2011 at 16:57

And here comes the first Opeth fanboy to tell me that he is more open minded than me because I don't think Heritage is a masterpiece. Only he can see the greatness of it!


when a dude has a band's name as his user name, and has scored said band's albums an average 9.6, it's a big neon sign that says "this opinion is not worth wasting your time on."


You guys are ridiculous.... A lot of my favorite bands have released s*it albums and I can recognize it. Since you called me an Opeth fanboy, you obviously don't even like Opeth, so why bother?
BitterCOld - 06.09.2011 at 03:35  
Rating: 7
Written by opeth771 on 06.09.2011 at 01:51


You guys are ridiculous.... A lot of my favorite bands have released s*it albums and I can recognize it. Since you called me an Opeth fanboy, you obviously don't even like Opeth, so why bother?


"you obviously don't like Opeth"

i am a fan of the band and have five of their albums, i just don't drool over them (or anyone else) like you seem to. whether or not i like a band has zero bearing as to whether or not i think someone's voting patterns are absurd.
opeth771 - 06.09.2011 at 03:57  
 
Written by BitterCOld on 06.09.2011 at 03:35

Written by opeth771 on 06.09.2011 at 01:51


You guys are ridiculous.... A lot of my favorite bands have released s*it albums and I can recognize it. Since you called me an Opeth fanboy, you obviously don't even like Opeth, so why bother?


"you obviously don't like Opeth"

i am a fan of the band and have five of their albums, i just don't drool over them (or anyone else) like you seem to. whether or not i like a band has zero bearing as to whether or not i think someone's voting patterns are absurd.


My voting pattern has nothing absurd.... I really think Still Life and Blackwater Park should be definite 10s, at least for me, they are perfect.... Anyways...
BenWasHere - 06.09.2011 at 07:29  
Rating: 8 Folklore may just be the best song ever
I love the new album.
Moose - 06.09.2011 at 11:39  
Rating: 7 Two listens in, and I'm not too sure about this one :/
To be completely honest, I'm finding it a little...boring!
A few really awesome songs, but on the whole, I'm certain this will be their lowest rated album to date.
DrM - 06.09.2011 at 13:46  
Rating: 8
Written by BitterCOld on 06.09.2011 at 03:35

Written by opeth771 on 06.09.2011 at 01:51


You guys are ridiculous.... A lot of my favorite bands have released s*it albums and I can recognize it. Since you called me an Opeth fanboy, you obviously don't even like Opeth, so why bother?


"you obviously don't like Opeth"

i am a fan of the band and have five of their albums, i just don't drool over them (or anyone else) like you seem to. whether or not i like a band has zero bearing as to whether or not i think someone's voting patterns are absurd.

So you're saying that if I like a certain band's entire catalog means my opinion is less worthy? Having bought every Opeth studio album post 1999, and since I think Still Life and Damnation are worthy of a 10 rating my opinion must be discarded as well, right? You're entitled to your opinion, but that does not mean other people's posts are worthless just because they don't agree with your point of view.

This is getting off topic. In my worthless opinion then, after a few listens I think this is definitely a 9. It's a more complex albeit less aggressive piece which I much appreciate, and with every listen I still uncover more and more layers I didn't hear in a previous listen.
Kenos - 06.09.2011 at 13:48  
  ... The first listens were actually puzzling, but now it's gaining ground. Sure, it may be not their best work and sometimes it seems a bit sparse, but it's pretty interesting and diverse, and it shows a 100% prog Opeth. Anyway, it's better than the "Watershit" failure. It's a solid 8, for the moment.

I feel it won't be appreciated by many, especially metalheads and those who are not familiar with prog. Fine... Guess everyone has his own tastes. Just give it time and let it grow on you...
(((O))) - 06.09.2011 at 14:38  
  Folklore is a cool track, this album is much better than everything else Opeth has released. Blackwater Park is a huge snoozefest for me.
Mr. Doctor - 06.09.2011 at 14:45  
Rating: 6
Written by (((O))) on 06.09.2011 at 14:38

Folklore is a cool track, this album is much better than everything else Opeth has released. Blackwater Park is a huge snoozefest for me.

[Incert rage comment here]
(((O))) - 06.09.2011 at 14:47  
 
Quote:
[Incert rage comment here]

Lets see what happens.
(((O))) - 06.09.2011 at 14:54  
  I also want to add that the clean vocals (well, there are only cleans in this one) are much better than on their previous albums, in Damnation they were
Slayer666 - 06.09.2011 at 15:06  
Rating: 5
Written by (((O))) on 06.09.2011 at 14:38

Folklore is a cool track, this album is much better than everything else Opeth has released. Blackwater Park is a huge snoozefest for me.

It was for me too, but this one isn't much better either. After hearing "Devil's Orchard" I though that this could be the very first Opeth record I would like, but no such luck...
Opeth and I are eternally opposed, it seems.
JD - 06.09.2011 at 15:16  
Rating: 8 loool

"I Feel the Dark" is the best song.

'Nuff said!
Mr. Doctor - 06.09.2011 at 15:45  
Rating: 6
Quote:
Written by (((O))) on 06.09.2011 at 14:47

[Incert rage comment here]

Lets see what happens.


Give me credit for bashing your opinion in a far more civilized manner than the average user.
BloodTears - 06.09.2011 at 16:07  
Rating: 8 I don't understand the whole unconditional love for "Damnation". Sure, it is a good album, but it isn't the best thing ever released.

But, I'll have to accept people's opinion. That isn't difficult for me.
Mr. Doctor - 06.09.2011 at 16:12  
Rating: 6
Written by BloodTears on 06.09.2011 at 16:07

I don't understand the whole unconditional love for "Damnation". Sure, it is a good album, but it isn't the best thing ever released.


This is what I believe is the cause of it: Opeth fans seem to think that Damnation is the only album within its genre, simply because they don't know any better. Something quite similar happens to Ulver, the average metalhead don't have a clue about electronica and when they enjoy Ulver's stuff they think they are the only band that is awesome in that style.
BloodTears - 06.09.2011 at 16:17  
Rating: 8
Written by Mr. Doctor on 06.09.2011 at 16:12

Written by BloodTears on 06.09.2011 at 16:07

I don't understand the whole unconditional love for "Damnation". Sure, it is a good album, but it isn't the best thing ever released.


This is what I believe is the cause of it: Opeth fans seem to think that Damnation is the only album within its genre, simply because they don't know any better. Something quite similar happens to Ulver, the average metalhead don't have a clue about electronica and when they enjoy Ulver's stuff they think they are the only band that is awesome in that style.


I think that might be the case, no comparison with anything else or over-embellishment of the album. As far as rating goes, "Damnation" is actually on par with "Heritage" for me since they are both in the 8 range.

Green Carnation's "The Acoustic Verses" is far lesser known and it beats "Damnation" as far as I'm concerned.
JD - 06.09.2011 at 16:25  
Rating: 8
Written by Mr. Doctor on 06.09.2011 at 16:12

This is what I believe is the cause of it: Opeth fans seem to think that Damnation is the only album within its genre, simply because they don't know any better.

I strongly disagree with you.
Mr. Doctor - 06.09.2011 at 16:34  
Rating: 6
Written by JD on 06.09.2011 at 16:25

Written by Mr. Doctor on 06.09.2011 at 16:12

This is what I believe is the cause of it: Opeth fans seem to think that Damnation is the only album within its genre, simply because they don't know any better.

I strongly disagree with you.


I can live with that.
R'Vannith - 06.09.2011 at 16:57  
Rating: 8
Written by Mr. Doctor on 06.09.2011 at 16:12

Written by BloodTears on 06.09.2011 at 16:07

I don't understand the whole unconditional love for "Damnation". Sure, it is a good album, but it isn't the best thing ever released.


This is what I believe is the cause of it: Opeth fans seem to think that Damnation is the only album within its genre, simply because they don't know any better. Something quite similar happens to Ulver, the average metalhead don't have a clue about electronica and when they enjoy Ulver's stuff they think they are the only band that is awesome in that style.


It couldn't possibly be because the album is very good? I guess your generalization is right in a way but I think you neglect the quality of the music itself. But then again maybe I just have an unreasonable liking for 'Damnation', though I like to think I know a little about Prog rock.
Personally I prefer it to most albums Opeth have put out.
Mr. Doctor - 06.09.2011 at 17:47  
Rating: 6
Written by R'Vannith on 06.09.2011 at 16:57

It couldn't possibly be because the album is very good? I guess your generalization is right in a way but I think you neglect the quality of the music itself. But then again maybe I just have an unreasonable liking for 'Damnation', though I like to think I know a little about Prog rock.
Personally I prefer it to most albums Opeth have put out.


Yes, it's a generalization. Most generalizations are made because there's truth on it though.
I fail to see how I'm neglecting the music tbh, I like the album a lot, I just fail to understand how so many people scream at the top of their lungs whenever they get the chance to.

Let's face it. 4 pages for an album that isn't even released. There are so many people that will eat the shit out of Mikael anyday and that's clear

EDIT: Just to make some things clear, it's not a problem if you claim the album to be "the shit" because you simply enjoy the music... What I find hilarious are the people that go all "OMFG Opeth is the best band in the world, better than mozart and they are so making their music into the very best of every genre". You would like to think that they are not so many... but no.
Scuzzy McDouche - 06.09.2011 at 18:09  
Rating: 9 I am listening to it right now for about the 10th time, and I absolutely love it (and yes of course I bought it, are you out of your mind?). Granted, it is not your typical Opeth album (it is prog-rock for sure with very little metal), however Opeth's core sound is still there though it all. This may sound strange, but a few parts of the album (like Folklore and Slither) actually remind me of little bit of 70's Priest mixed with some of Maiden's more progressive moments. IMO, it is an excellent album, and I would give it an easy 8.5 maybe even higher after a few more listens...

Long live Akerstache!
BaneConall - 06.09.2011 at 18:16  
Rating: 5 Based on the first couple listens this album is really boring ....
DrM - 06.09.2011 at 21:28  
Rating: 8
Written by BloodTears on 06.09.2011 at 16:17

Written by Mr. Doctor on 06.09.2011 at 16:12

Written by BloodTears on 06.09.2011 at 16:07

I don't understand the whole unconditional love for "Damnation". Sure, it is a good album, but it isn't the best thing ever released.


This is what I believe is the cause of it: Opeth fans seem to think that Damnation is the only album within its genre, simply because they don't know any better. Something quite similar happens to Ulver, the average metalhead don't have a clue about electronica and when they enjoy Ulver's stuff they think they are the only band that is awesome in that style.


I think that might be the case, no comparison with anything else or over-embellishment of the album. As far as rating goes, "Damnation" is actually on par with "Heritage" for me since they are both in the 8 range.

Green Carnation's "The Acoustic Verses" is far lesser known and it beats "Damnation" as far as I'm concerned.

Well, it's a matter of taste I guess. I consider myself as someone with varied taste as I enjoy both classic 70s and 80s prog rock and the more extreme genres so I guess I have some base for comparison, and though I find the Acoustic Verse a compelling piece of incredible musicianship I hate to argue that Opeth's Damnation is the better one of the two. This might be a matter of taste, but for me it just feels like Green Carnation's album drags a bit in the middle part, whereas Damnation flows perfectly from its beginning to the end. But that's just my point of view.
BloodTears - 06.09.2011 at 21:49  
Rating: 8
Written by DrM on 06.09.2011 at 21:28

Written by BloodTears on 06.09.2011 at 16:17

Written by Mr. Doctor on 06.09.2011 at 16:12

Written by BloodTears on 06.09.2011 at 16:07

I don't understand the whole unconditional love for "Damnation". Sure, it is a good album, but it isn't the best thing ever released.


This is what I believe is the cause of it: Opeth fans seem to think that Damnation is the only album within its genre, simply because they don't know any better. Something quite similar happens to Ulver, the average metalhead don't have a clue about electronica and when they enjoy Ulver's stuff they think they are the only band that is awesome in that style.


I think that might be the case, no comparison with anything else or over-embellishment of the album. As far as rating goes, "Damnation" is actually on par with "Heritage" for me since they are both in the 8 range.

Green Carnation's "The Acoustic Verses" is far lesser known and it beats "Damnation" as far as I'm concerned.

Well, it's a matter of taste I guess. I consider myself as someone with varied taste as I enjoy both classic 70s and 80s prog rock and the more extreme genres so I guess I have some base for comparison, and though I find the Acoustic Verse a compelling piece of incredible musicianship I hate to argue that Opeth's Damnation is the better one of the two. This might be a matter of taste, but for me it just feels like Green Carnation's album drags a bit in the middle part, whereas Damnation flows perfectly from its beginning to the end. But that's just my point of view.


And I respect your opinion

A lot can be a matter of taste, yes. I'm just against the overrated aspect of "Damnation" and pointless enhancement of its quality just because it is Opeth, if you know what I mean. And I'm a fan of Opeth, so I'm perfectly fit to talk about it.

If you can appreciate it for what it is and know what else is out there not to just focus on one band, I'm fine with that.
advent - 07.09.2011 at 00:08  
Rating: 7 Once you forgot that this is Opeth , put all your expectation behind ,accept the fact that this is a prog. rock album and just in the right mood for it , you will find this album is a good one, not their best effort i must say but it has its moments.
Joker - 07.09.2011 at 00:41  
  This band have just recorded their soundcheck
Re-recording blackwater or still life every year can work just fine for me
@gent_-_orange - 07.09.2011 at 01:32  
Rating: 7 Is it just me or does this album sound like Ghost Reveries if you were to take out all the metal ? (Which is by no means a bad thing)

Very good album this, I didn't think I would like it after the first listen but you never know.... Just give it a chance.
Silent Jay - 07.09.2011 at 12:21  
  Can't say im a massive Opeth fan, only having just Blackwater Park and Still Life before and disliking Watershed.

But im actually quite enjoying Heritage. I can live with this for a while. Fuck the haters.
R'Vannith - 08.09.2011 at 10:35  
Rating: 8
Written by Mr. Doctor on 06.09.2011 at 17:47

Written by R'Vannith on 06.09.2011 at 16:57

It couldn't possibly be because the album is very good? I guess your generalization is right in a way but I think you neglect the quality of the music itself. But then again maybe I just have an unreasonable liking for 'Damnation', though I like to think I know a little about Prog rock.
Personally I prefer it to most albums Opeth have put out.


Yes, it's a generalization. Most generalizations are made because there's truth on it though.
I fail to see how I'm neglecting the music tbh, I like the album a lot, I just fail to understand how so many people scream at the top of their lungs whenever they get the chance to.

Let's face it. 4 pages for an album that isn't even released. There are so many people that will eat the shit out of Mikael anyday and that's clear

EDIT: Just to make some things clear, it's not a problem if you claim the album to be "the shit" because you simply enjoy the music... What I find hilarious are the people that go all "OMFG Opeth is the best band in the world, better than mozart and they are so making their music into the very best of every genre". You would like to think that they are not so many... but no.


I see what you mean, there's no doubt that there are some deluded Opeth worshipers out there. Also I didn't mean that you yourself don't account for the level of quality of 'Damnation', just pointing out that in making your generalization about Opeth fans you didn't mention said quality. But it's obvious now that you do consider it (from your EDIT comment)
And yeah 4 pages, now 5, for an unreleased album is quite impressive

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