Morpheus Descends - Ritual of Infinity
I am ashamed to never have listened to this album until a few weeks ago. The Florida and New York death bands speak to me in a profound sense and this album is an exceptional example of the styles. Much more mystical and evil version of Suffocation, but lacking in instrumental prowess compared to Effigy or Pierced. A good trade, though, in the end.
Also Oblivion- Called to Rise, since I pay attention to what gets praised on the DMU front page. I hear a distinctly satisfying lack of 'core, and am reminded of the first two Obscura albums, but Oblivion has a much more vicious and even slightly sinister sound. Very impressive in terms of modern death.