BRING IN ‘DA NOISE, BRING ‘DA FUNK: FULL ALBUM STREAM OF OPETH’S HERITAGE
Few albums this year are as likely to cause internet flame wars as Opeth’s Heritage. People have been freaking out for months about the fact that there’s no screaming on it; I suspect they’ll freak out even more when they hear the actual music. “Opeth bring the funk!” is a phrase I honestly never expected to type — at least, not without a huge dose of sarcasm.
And so, as an educated metalhead who likes to be able to participate in water cooler conversation, it would behoove you to head over to NPR, where Heritage is now streaming in full. Once you’ve given it a listen, you should, of course, head back here, and participate in the aforementioned internet flame war in our comments section. ‘Cause I’m honestly not sure what the metal community’s overall reaction to this record is gonna be — mostly positive, mostly negative, or split right down the middle? — and I’m itchin’ to see.
Bring in ‘da noise, bring in ‘da funk here. Heritage comes out September 20 via Roadrunner.