I bought this "Limited Collector's Edition 180-gram vinyl" because this album is one of my favourites from Opeth. For those who don't know much about Opeth, they do Death metal mixed with progressive acoustic parts, killing riffs and great ambiance, and of course vocals (both growling and clean), from Mikael Akerfeldt.
"Deliverance" is a great album in all senses of the word. The compositions are top notch, vocal work is excellent, guitars are beyond what any band is doing right now, and not because of the speed, but because of the musicality behind the riffs. Also, this album still had Martin Lopez behind the drums. Lopez is, in my opinion, one of the best metal drummers to hit the scene, particularly because of his implementation of jazz drumming into death metal.
As for the vinyl presentation, it's a gatefold vinyl. The lyrics are written inside, and a couple of pictures. As always, Opeth keeps it clean. I like the "collector's edition" sticker (and I kept it). However, the SOUND is the main attractive behind this purchase. Without getting into too many technicalities, digital mixes (such as those for CDs), are compressed in certain frequencies. MP3s can't even compete, not even at 320 kpbs. But vinyl... in vinyl it seems like everything has more ROOM. It's not as tight, and the delicacies of each instrument, specially of the drums, are much more noticeable.
Overall, the only negative thing that I have to say about this purchase is that it did take a while for the order to get here, but that's to be expected with an item such as this. It was definitely worth the wait, and for the price, this album cannot be beaten.