Well, this is one of the most influential progressive metal albums of all time. Although it took them 15 years to record a follow-up which fell a bit short (Traced In Air), this is itself very good. The synthesized cleans that would take greater prevalence later may annoy some, but to me, they don't detract from the sheer brilliance present in some of the songs here.
~210 kbps VBR
Labels: -USA, *Classic, *Death Metal, *Progressive Death Metal, *Progressive Metal, /200+ kbps VBR, #1993, +Full-Length, Cynic