Opeth Release “The Wilde Flowers”
21st September 2016, 17:10
Posted by Tristan

Three’s a crowd when it comes to Opeth

Previously releasing title track “Sorceress“, Opeth tempted us in with their new masterpiece. Showcasing various different qualities the band has been attributed to over the years and more. Then we took a walk down memory lane with the Jethro Tull worshipping “Will O The Wisp” which brings us to track number three “The Wilde Flowers“. 

Easily the most off the wall entry that we have heard so far “The Wilde Flowers” builds on the foundation’s laid by Pale Communion to hear a sprawling, psychedelic trip that goes all over the place. Stating in an interview with Metal Hammer Akerfledt recounts : 

“This was the first song I wrote for this album. It’s kind of an OPETH standard, in a way, like from the last two albums. It’s very dynamic. It has a chorus, I guess. Then there’s a big Queen-sounding bit in the middle just before this massive solo… oh, and harps! They’re hidden in the mix but they’re there. The title comes from the band Caravan – they were originally called Wilde Flowers. I always liked those weird spellings.”

Listen to the track and keep your eyes peeled for our review of Sorceress next week! 

Sorceress is set for a September 30th release via Nuclear Blast.