Hey dude, I'm obviously not been the metal connoisseur that you are but I've heard a ton about this band over the years and your thread gave me a chance to satisfy my curiosity!
One thing that intrigued me was hearing about their subject matter. This one:
was supposed to have lyrics about Moby Dick I believe! Pretty unique concept!
Anyway after hearing every track hear I liked the first and last two track the best. The vocals seem different on the first and next to last than in any of the other songs. Have they changed styles at all from album to album?
Anyway, great review as always and thanks for satisfying my curiosity on this band!