August 10th, 2011
Opeth’s new album, Heritage, comes out next month but they’ve released “The Devil’s Orchard” as a teaser. Mikael Åkerfeldt’s growl is gone, curiously enough. I guess his pipes just couldn’t handle it anymore. There’s a real old school prog feel here with the Hammond organ and a jazzy interlude. Åkerfeldt must have been hanging out with Steve Wilson while he did all those Crimson remixes.