We suppose it was only a matter of time before Opeth delivered an album like this. Mikael Åkerfeldt has long given the impression that he’s more into his weirdy-beardy 70s prog than death metal, and now the Swedes have an album to reflect that. It’s not the first time the frontman has ditched the growling - see 03s ‘Damnation’ for earlier proof - but ‘Heritage’ is an infinitely more audacious beast, full of jazzy noodling, serpentine guitar leads, folky introspection and general acid-drenched freakiness. And you know what? It’s really quite fantastic. Long may Opeth continue to do whatever the fuck they please.