indeed, parnassus sounds like garbage. i did not initially believe the shitty review for the album on metal-archives, so i d/led it and thought it sucked...pity, really...def. would have been good if soderlund had...recorded next to the studio instead of 8 blocks down the road. :P
The early works of PARNASSUS and OCTINOMOS could have been much better, if Söderlund hadn't messed so much with the sound production, especially when it comes to the guitar tracks. Good stuff though, especially On The Demiurge.