Its amazing that when you research Opeth, nothing stands out head and shoulders above the rest. Everyone likes something different, no one can agree which is their best CD or even their best tracks. Sure, I've got my own opinions and I'd give 5 stars to all their releases to date (apart from Orchid that I haven't heard yet - sorry). My favourite is Deliverance - It was the first Opeth CD I bought and maybe thats the reason. A lot is said about this being the "heavy" half of the Deliverance/Damnation releases but this isn't true. Its not as heavy as Morningrise or Blackwater Park and is more accessible than those releases. Its just that I can hum along to this one and enjoy the superior musicianship. My particular favourite that doesn't often get mentioned is "A Fair Judgement" particularly for its lyrics that had a personal meaning to me. All the 6 tracks here are special - There's no filler, nothing is too long or too ambitious. Their last CD, Ghost Reveries is the progression from this CD, but this one's better. Would be a fantastic introduction to the band if you're curious, and would prepare you for Blackwater Park, their other classic.