Emperor 'IX Equilibrium' (1999 - Candlelight Records)
Whilst accepting this was a shift in direction that proved too much for some after the breathtaking majesty of the first two Emperor albums, I found the third offering to be very appealing. The aggressive sound and rogueish charm of the 'bashing pots n' pans' percussion creating that wall of sound was a welcome prospect to my ears (albeit they really got it right on the next release).
Coroner 'Punishment for Decadence' (1988 - Noise Records)
Maintaining the entertainment levels after the debut was always going to be a challenge for Coroner, but the sophomore release more than shows the progression of a band who not only maintain the momentum of the debut, but manage to up their game still on the technicality front whilst still maintaining a strong songwriting ethos also.
DIssection 'Storm of the Light's Bane (2006 2CD Deluxe Edition - Black Horizon Music)
I literally am sat here listening to this as I type with the delivery only coming a couple of hours ago. This version offers two different mixes of the record (one the "normal" mix, the other an unreleased alternative mix). Whilst disc one that contains the original sounds as magnificent as I remember, it is disc 2 with the alternative mix, unreleased 1994 demo and 'Where Dead Angels Lie MCD ' 96 Remastered Original Mixes that has me salivating as the band blister their way through Tormentor and Slayer covers amongst the various demo versions of tracks. Neat find.