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"Heritage" - new Opeth album
« on: September 16, 2011, 11:18:40 PM »
It's been available for streaming in full for a few days now, but I've been very good and held off until the release date on Monday.

Has anyone listened to it yet?  If so, what are your thoughts?

Lee Van Cleef

  • Tragedy tomorrow, kabuki tonight...
Re: "Heritage" - new Opeth album
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2011, 09:17:11 AM »
I've listened to the first 12 minutes or so and frankly I don't want to hear any more.  Tedious, dull prog rock.  It's seems like a long time since Still Life came out.

Re: "Heritage" - new Opeth album
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2011, 02:16:22 PM »
That's disappointing - the song I heard (The Devil's Orchard) was pretty good, I thought.  Then again, I like a lot of "tedious prog rock", so perhaps they're playing to my tastes!

"Still Life" and "My Arms, Your Hearse" are probably my favourite albums of theirs, though.

Lee Van Cleef

  • Tragedy tomorrow, kabuki tonight...
Re: "Heritage" - new Opeth album
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2011, 07:48:30 PM »
Oh I like my fair share of prog rock/metal, and I even somewhat liked the pansy ass Damnation album they did.  But I just found nothing in what I heard to really keep me listening, but I've been off this lot since the aforementioned Damnation/Deliverance duo, and they were pushing their luck with me already by then.

I'd rather be listening to Light of Day, Day of Darkness by Green Carnation for my proggy fix.

Re: "Heritage" - new Opeth album
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2011, 09:03:15 PM »
I'm sort of an outlaw prog fan - in that most of the "prog" music I like isn't considered true prog by the purists.  Pink Floyd are too commercial, Opeth, Anathema and Porcupine Tree are for kids, King Crimson use instruments etc.

I suppose I don't help myself by saying "The Prophet's Song" by Queen is the best prog song of all time.

Anyway, I'll give this a listen once I have the CD in my hands, which should be Monday, and let you know if you're horribly wrong about it or not!