Steven J. Takle

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Location: Bristol, UK


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Heritage ~ Opeth
Heritage ~ Opeth
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5.0 out of 5 stars Truly special, 2 May 2012
In turns beautiful, harsh and gritty, this album is the culmination of Opeth's musical journey to date.

I'm sure I'm going to upset a lot of fans (if any of them read this, lol) when I say that it sounds like Opeth have finally matured into the band they always promised to be.

I love heavy, I love gentle, but I don't get on so well with growled vocals, which just seem a bit childish to my ears. If you love em, great, but it doesn't work for me. Which is probably why I think Heritage is just so blummin brilliant. Take all the heaviness, all the grace, all the complexity of previous albums but now there's no need to be embarrassed to play it to new ears to convert… Read more