Monthly Archives: July 2011
Progressive Metal Juggernauts Opeth are back in business, giving away the first snippet, a brand new song called “The Devil’s Orchard“, from their upcoming album Heritage. Mikael has mentioned in earlier interviews that the band had decided to ditch the Death Metal growls, recording solely in clean vocals. The CD was produced by Åkerfeldt and the mixing duties were handled by Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree)
When asked about the new direction of Opeth and the overall vibe of the new offering, especially after the departure of keyboardist Per Wiberg, Mikael stated
“I never heard music like that, so I can’t compare it to other bands. If you want to compare it to another band, it has to be us. But still, it’s different. feels like I’ve been building up to write for and participate on an album like this since I was 19.” Fittingly, he says he listened to a bunch of Alice Cooper over the past year. There’s also something youthful about the exuberant blend of jazz upswings, “God is dead” lyrics, and stop-on-a-dime tempo shifts in lead single”
“The Devil’s Orchard” can be streamed below. The album is due on September 20 via Roadrunner Records.
“Heritage” track listing:
- The Devil’s Orchard
- I Feel The Dark
- The Lines In My Hand
- Marrow Of The Earth
Par les soirs bleus d’été, j’irai dans les sentiers,
Picoté par les blés, fouler l’herbe menue :
Rêveur, j’en sentirai la fraîcheur à mes pieds.
Je laisserai le vent baigner ma tête nue.
Je ne parlerai pas, je ne penserai rien :
Mais l’amour infini me montera dans l’âme,
Et j’irai loin, bien loin, comme un bohémien,
Par la Nature, – heureux comme avec une femme.
Arthur RIMBAUD (1854-1891)
Bonus Track : Under The Water It Glowed