Opeth - Heritage


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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 [DVD bonus]
12. Face In The Snow [DVD bonus]

The biggest surprise of 2011

Line-up
Mikael Åkerfeldt - vocals, guitars
Per Wiberg - keyboards, vocals
Joakim Svalberg - keyboards, percussion, vocals
Fredrik Åkesson - guitars
Martin Axenrot - drums
Martín Méndez - bass

Guest musicians
Alex Acuña - percussion
Björn Johannson Lindh - flute

Additional info
Produced by Mikael Åkerfeldt.
Mixed by Steven Wilson and Mikael Åkerfeldt.
Engineered by Jens Borgen.
Mastered by Peter Mew at Abbey Road Studios.

"Slither" is a tribute to Ronnie James Dio.

Artwork by Travis Smith.

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

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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25.07.2011 - 21:18
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by BloodFireDeath on 25.07.2011 at 17:42

I hope it is better than Watershed. That album proved to me that Opeth is a one trick pony who has become incredibly predictable.

Don't understand how they are a one trick pony. I don't like watershed and it took me years to enjoy Ghost reveries but I think that every album from Orchid to damnation has been interesting, good and quite varied.
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Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
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25.07.2011 - 21:36
Rating: 6
Fat & Sassy!
Nomcat
Written by Mr. Doctor on 25.07.2011 at 21:18

Written by BloodFireDeath on 25.07.2011 at 17:42

I hope it is better than Watershed. That album proved to me that Opeth is a one trick pony who has become incredibly predictable.

Don't understand how they are a one trick pony. I don't like watershed and it took me years to enjoy Ghost reveries but I think that every album from Orchid to damnation has been interesting, good and quite varied.


So they are a many trick pony, yes? >:[
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25.07.2011 - 22:10
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by Fat & Sassy! on 25.07.2011 at 21:36

So they are a many trick pony, yes? >:[


Many trick pony doesn't have a nice ring to it. Multiponytrick sounds better.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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25.07.2011 - 22:15
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Mr. Doctor on 25.07.2011 at 22:10

Multiponytrick sounds better.


That sounds like something sexually deviant
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25.07.2011 - 22:20
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 25.07.2011 at 22:15

Written by Mr. Doctor on 25.07.2011 at 22:10

Multiponytrick sounds better.


That sounds like something sexually deviant


Only if you are a dirty old fart that is.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
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25.07.2011 - 22:25
Rating: 6
Fat & Sassy!
Nomcat
All dis. ALL DIS. Fuck it. They're a ponypony.
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25.07.2011 - 22:27
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Mr. Doctor on 25.07.2011 at 22:20

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 25.07.2011 at 22:15

Written by Mr. Doctor on 25.07.2011 at 22:10

Multiponytrick sounds better.


That sounds like something sexually deviant


Only if you are a dirty old fart that is.


since when is "turning tricks" anythingg other than something dirty?
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25.07.2011 - 22:44
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 25.07.2011 at 22:27

since when is "turning tricks" anythingg other than something dirty?


I didn't write turning tricks and I'm a very innocent guy! XD
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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26.07.2011 - 15:58
whatsacow
Why is no growls such a turn off? Look at how good damnation was!
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26.07.2011 - 16:02
!J.O.O.E.!
Defunct
Damnation was so-so at best. Growls add another dimension from which to play off, taking them away is just limiting them in my opinion. The growls sound good because they're juxtaposed with the cleans and vice-versa.
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26.07.2011 - 21:21
Timm O)))
Here's The Devil's Orchard:


I'm not quite sure if i like it yet...
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26.07.2011 - 22:09
Rating: 8
K†ulu
Seeker of Truth
I think if you liked Watershed, you will like the new song; it is indeed very proggy and shows the band's technique; there also seem to be some moments of self-plagiarism.
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Savor what you feel and what you see
Things that may not seem important now
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26.07.2011 - 23:05
Rating: 6
Fat & Sassy!
Nomcat
Aw yeah boi. New song is fuckin' sweet. ^-^
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Knowledge is not wisdom
Wisdom is not truth
Truth is not beauty
Beauty is not love
Love is not music
Music is THE BEST..." ____Frank Zappa
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27.07.2011 - 11:55
João Pirucas
Mr. Piruson
The new song is unreal. So good it hurts. And that solo at the end?! I'm speechless!
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27.07.2011 - 18:49
MetalSpider
I miss Mikael's demonic and immensely powerful growls. I miss the added dimension of those growls, as !J.O.O.E.! said. However, the new song is still an excellent song.
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29.07.2011 - 06:16
Rating: 6
EntityOfMalice14
The Devil's Orchard is a god damn drum clinic!
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29.07.2011 - 09:23
BloodFireDeath
I love how my mention of the single word "pony" led to a delicious strain of fun and rediculous posts. Thanks everyone hahaha. You made me smile. If this album is good then I will be happy. Opeth has had a career of standouts.
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30.07.2011 - 01:57
Rating: 7
AXA
O finally ,,, God stay
i gear this song greatful song - The Devil s Orchard
new some think ...
awesome album will be nomber one for this year
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31.07.2011 - 11:35
Rating: 7
M C Vice
Ex-polydactyl
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 26.07.2011 at 16:02

The growls sound good because they're juxtaposed with the cleans and vice-versa.

I agree, the duel vocal style adds variety to the sound. That's why I like bands or albums with multiple vocalists, Therion and Avantasia in particular.
Also, there's a lot of comments for an album that hasn't been released yet.
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31.07.2011 - 20:41
Rating: 6
Fat & Sassy!
Nomcat
Written by M C Vice on 31.07.2011 at 11:35

Also, there's a lot of comments for an album that hasn't been released yet.


Well, it's BROpeth. What do you expect?
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Knowledge is not wisdom
Wisdom is not truth
Truth is not beauty
Beauty is not love
Love is not music
Music is THE BEST..." ____Frank Zappa
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31.07.2011 - 23:33
Rating: 8
BloodTears
ANA-thema
Exactly. I would be surprised if only two people commented.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29

Like you could kiss my ass.
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02.08.2011 - 17:38
Rating: 7
AXA
Im waiting the album in the The Devil's Orchard ...
i need help ...i need the album
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02.08.2011 - 19:36
Rating: 7
BitterCOld
Gringo
Written by AXA on 02.08.2011 at 17:38

Im waiting the album in the The Devil's Orchard ...
i need help ...i need the album



hi. feel free to condense your thoughts into one post in the future, rather then a one line post followed two minutes later by another 1-2 line post stating the same thing.

i've taken the liberty of deleting the first at it is superfluous.

slow down, think, and compile your thoughts rather than just posting stream of consciousness, ok?
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04.08.2011 - 13:48
Rating: 6
Ace Frawley
The Spaceman
The release date is given as 20 September now.
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14.08.2011 - 02:56
Rating: 6
Zender 1.8
Indestructible
Ready to bring it to my collection
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15.08.2011 - 17:12
RuiQuental
The new album will not feature death vocals, so it will not be "Death Progressive Metal", only Progressive Metal.
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15.08.2011 - 17:20
Rating: 8
K†ulu
Seeker of Truth
My girlfriend pre-ordered the Special Edition + DVD + booklet for me as a birthday present. I have never pre-ordered anything or bought any CDs without having listened to them first. Hopr Heritage won't disappoint.
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Savor what you feel and what you see
Things that may not seem important now
But may be tomorrow

R.I.P. Chuck Schuldiner

Satan was a Backstreet Boy
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25.08.2011 - 05:16
Death_95
Mastodon, Metallica and Opeth are releasing an album by the next 2 months. Thank you god.
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26.08.2011 - 19:07
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26.08.2011 - 20:23
Rating: 5
BaneConall
Fart Enthusiast
Written by Guest on 26.08.2011 at 19:07


Why would you post this!!??
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