So when the swedish death metal prog rockers came to vienna, we took the chance and had a little chat with their mainman: Mikael Åkerfeldt.
We talked about Mikael's love of the 60s and the 70s, Opeth's musical heritage and much more.
After having talked to him, I came to the conclusion that Mikael is a hippie - a very peaceful, obliging person. The only difference is, that he's still into Death Metal. So let's just call him a Death Metal Hippie.
After our talk, Opeth played a phenomenal set - with no growls at all. The band's apperance, the light-show, the production and, of course, the music, almost made me feel like it actually was the 70s.
If you get the chance to witness Opeth, you should do so - you won't be disappointed.