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TRANSCENDENCE

Crimson Glory

 

Progressive Metal

4.04 | 148 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars The sound of this album really brought back memories of the eighties for me. There is no comparison between this one and their debut, this one is by far their finest moment.The twin lead guitar attack and Midnight's amazing voclas are at their best on "Transcendence". This is a must have for Metal fans out there.

"Lady Of Winter" has a killer intro as vocals come in. Some great guitar before 2 1/2 minutes. "Red Sharks" isn't one of my favs but I love the guitar to open.The fast riffing reminds me of MAIDEN.The soaring vocals recall Halford. Blistering guitar solo before 3 minutes with heavy riffs to follow then shrieking vocals. "Painted Skies" opens with gentle guitar and reserved vocals. It kicks in around a minute to a nice solid sound. The contrast continues. "Masque Of The Red Death" is an uptempo track with some ripping guitar before 3 minutes, ripping vocals follow(haha).

"In Dark Places" features nice slow riffs with vocals to match. Fantastic sound. The background vocal melodies are a nice touch.The pace does pick up and check out the grinding guitars after 4 minutes. "Where Dragons Rule" is a shred-fest with incredible vocals. "Lonely" is mellow for the first minute but the rest of the way sounds amazing. "Burning Bridges" is probably my favourite song on here. Intricate guitar with an almost spacey background. Solemn vocals and drums a minute in. It picks up with grinding guitar 1 1/2 minutes in and at 3 minutes. Both sections are so uplifting for me. Scorching guitar 4 1/2 minutes in with an emotional passage a minute later. Great track. "Eternal World" is heavy duty with fantastic vocals. Some screaming in this one and lots of heaviness. "Transcendence" is different from the rest as it becomes haunting and it features synths as well.

If your into eighties Metal then this is a no brainer.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |

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