OPETH are set to release their upcoming album, Heritage, on the 19th of September and the album is already being reviewed in anticipation of that release. As well as an awesome cover and feature in the latest issue of Terrorizer (image to the left of this post), the band have been receiving rave reviews in the likes of Classic Rock Prog, Record Collector, Guitarist, Metal Hammer (9/10), Powerplay (9/10). Bizarre and more! The band have features in the latest issues of Classic Rock Prog and Metal Hammer, and you can see one of the great shots from the Classic Rock Prog feature below:
There are also some great reviews online, a few of which can be seen below:
Most Opeth fans familiar with their non-metal influences will understand and truly appreciate how groundbreaking this record is. After all, it is still distinctly Opeth and another fine specimen alongside their existing body of sublime work, making it a strong contender for Album Of The Year shortlists. There may be some fans that will struggle to cope without the brutality Opeth usually offer, but whichever way you feel: you have to hand it to a band that continue to evolve and push boundaries like no other.
Read the entire review over on Thrash Hits, HERE.
…Opeth’s yearn for change is a largely successful one. Compositions like ‘The Devil’s Orchard’, ‘I Feel The Dark’, ‘Nepenthe’ and ‘Famine’ are still vintage Opeth, even without the familiar death metal outbursts. The songs are still complex, multi-layered and are still filled with nifty progressive twists and turns. The typical haunting and melancholic atmosphere that made “Blackwater Park” and “Ghost Reveries” so memorable are still present on “Heritage”. ‘H