Carsten Pieper Another fantastic progrock-meets-so-many-other-styles record from Spain. As Kotebel's Omphalos this comes with a strong female vocalist but no opera-like singing here, Marta Segura's performance is much more "ethnic" (and that doesn't mean "only Spanish").
And listen to this on a worthy setup. When I first did (after severeal spins via smartphone with decent but not great ear-plugs), I was quite blown away!
Favorite track: Sephiroth.