Don't get me wrong, I love the earlier albums. DWOT is the album that got me hooked on this band. That said, I prefer the 2nd half of their discography. I remember people used to complain about Romeo's tone. The 2nd half of their discography is where Romeo really started to perfect his tone. The 2nd half is also mixed better, in my opinion. Collectively, the 2nd half also has great arrangements. I think this thread is eye opening. As much hate as Paradise Lost and Iconoclast gets, people can't seem to hate them enough to trade V and The Odyssey.