Well Azogue one similarity might be the fact that Wilson wrote To Rid The Disease But I agree with you,Opeth doesn't even touch Porcupine Tree with Damnation. As for the other things,I agree with Nogie (and all of you who agreed about Opeth going downhill too and I can't understand how anyone would think of Deliverance as Opeth's best work. I don't really like the sound of the next album being "the most brutal thing I've ever heard" either. Deliverance was already bad enough. At least I hope they won't start using blastbeats in the same vein that most black metal bands seem to,as in having them throughout the whole fucking song,if they do decide to do this one song black metal thing.