Opeth's latest studio album, Heritage, is a major departure for the band, leaving behind the death growls and savagely heavy riffing that have been among their sonic trademarks for most of their career, in favor of a more complex, rhythmically supple and progressive sound. This has left many fans somewhat surprised and confused. Well, frontman Mikael Åkerfeldt is here to explain it all for you.
The video below completes the three-part series during which he takes you through Heritage track by track. Enjoy his thoughts on "Famine," "The Lines in My Hand," "Folklore" and "Marrow of the Earth."
Also, in case you missed them, here's Part 1:
And here's Part 2:
Opeth are currently on tour supporting Heritage; visit our tour page to find a show near you. And if you want a copy of the deluxe boxed set version, which includes the album on CD and double vinyl, a bonus 7" with two extra tracks, a litho print of the album cover and more, there are only a few dozen left, but you can still get one at this link.