The Amity Affliction - Not Without My Ghosts
This is one of the most beautiful records I've ever heard. I've been an on-and-off fan of this band for years and I always thought the production quality of their music was all over the place but this album is by far the best they've ever sounded. Additionally, this record has some of the band's heaviest songs and I'm a sucker for a heavy banger. The chugs, riffs, blastbeats, breakdowns are all done very well but where this album truly shines is it's sound design and post production. Sparkling string sections, ethereal choir melodies, sweeping piano lines, brass reinforcement, the ear candy is dense in every song.