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.

In this video (the first in a three-part series), he takes you through Heritage's first three tracks, "Heritage," "The Devil's Orchard" and "I Feel the Dark." Enjoy!

Opeth is on tour supporting Heritage right now; visit our tour page to find a show near you!