Swedish death prog giants Opeth have just released their tenth studio album, Heritage. Guitarist Mikael Akerfeldt discusses that album and much more in a current Guitar World interview. Among other topics, Akerfeldt expresses his distaste for the current production of metal recordings:
On a lot of the songs, the rhythm guitar was done with single-coil pickups. I don’t know why, I just felt really fed up with that thick, Mesa Boogie-type guitar sound. I wanted to go the opposite way with this album, and I think it was a good choice with this type of music; you can hear everyone more clearly than ever before.
Read the whole article, which includes Akerfeldt citing his favorite non-metal guitarists, at GW.