Why Doesn’t OPETH Have Screams Anymore? MIKAEL ÅKERFELDT Gives In-Depth Explanation

A point of contention with the latest OPETH records has been the lack of death metal influences, specifically the lack of MIKAEL AKERFELDT’S demonic vocal growls.


It’s been 8 years since MIKAEL’s screamed on a record, and while he acknowledges that, he asserts that he hasn’t consumed death metal in a long time, and his clean singing has been a progression over the entire OPETH career. Check out the interview above to really get a solid grasp on MIKAEL’s tastes and mind.

And if you don’t already, follow OPETH on Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram. And listen to their new record, In Cauda Venenum, on Spotify, GooglePlay, and Apple Music.

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