Opeth - Still Life 2-LP (Black vinyl)
This is where Opeth started developing their sound to the one we know and love. The guitars sound clearer on this album. The bass is at the perfect volume, so you can hear it clearly without it drowning out the electric guitars. The drum sound is excellent, possibly my favourite drum sound ever and all the members play brilliantly. Very precise and complex music and all pulled off perfectly. Sounds perfect.