Heritage is the 10th studio album by Sweden’s Opeth – and we’ve managed to secure an exclusive track-by-track video from none other than Mikael Akerfeldt, the band’s vocalist/guitarist.
“It feels like I’ve been building up to write and participate on an album like this since I was 19.
“I think you’ll need a slightly deeper understanding of our music as a whole to be able to appreciate this record. I’ve realised 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.”
See below for the first part of Mikael’s analysis of Opeth’s brand new 2011 release.