Opeth - Sorceress 2-LP (Black vinyl)
Sorceress manages to perfectly capture all of the things I love about Opeth, dark heavy riffs, beautiful acoustic guitar passages, Mikael's gorgeous voice, soft-hard dynamics. It's all there and executed with the precision of their tried, tested and masterful hand. Sonically, the album is one of the most interesting Opeth albums since "Ghost Reveries," combining the heaviness of mid-'00s Opeth with the prog/jazz/folk inspiration of Led Zeppelin, Jethro Tull, Magma and Comus. It manages the soft-hard dynamics much better in this album, being fairly absent from its predecessor, and kept my attention for it's entire running time (an achievement in itself).