My Dying Bride – Symphonaire Infernus Et Spera Empyrium -LP
Yeah, this is just about as great as My Dying Bride would ever get. I totally love the albums that followed, up to and including '34.788%...Complete,' but there's something so pure and inspired about every single second of this 20-minute EP. 'Symphonaire...' shows a band on the cusp of greatness at a very early stage, convinced that what they're doing is important and totally killing without getting too full of themselves. It's a special sound that they would never quite recapture. And it sure as hell leaves all of their post-'34.788%' albums in the dust.