Second and third things from the first listen. I love the guitar tone Esa gets on his solos on this album, and the transparency and detail in Tomi J's vocals. Both of those elements sound very alive to me and have a lot of depth to them where past recordings sometimes sounded a bit more compressed and less detailed. And I think Oppu's bass sits better in the mix than did Niclas's bass. I noticed in the trailers and videos that Oppu is using a Rickenbacker bass a bit on this one and that both Esa and Tomi K were playing unfamiliar guitars (their old Gibsons were there, but also Esa on a new-looking white double cutaway and Tomi K on a satin finish brown double cutaway, neither of which I recognized). Wish that Amorphis had a high enough profile that one of the big guitar or bass publications would ask them (or Jens) about the gear used in the recording sessions.