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TRANSCENDENCE was a 5-piece progressive metal band formed in 1998 by bassist Kirk WOOD and drummer John Von ROSENBERG. The band eventually found, through various auditions, side projects, and classifieds, guitarist Jeff FORD, vocalist Greg DREW, and keyboardist John HOWSER. Now a full band, the fledgling group of musicians began playing shows, writing music, and searching for record deals.

The band embarked on the recording on their debut album "Meridian Project" in 1999, not long after the band had fully formed. However, the album was not officially released until 2002 by Lion Music. The band seemed to teeter off in to non-existence after that, recording an EP with new drummer Derek EDWARDS (after ROSENBERG had left) in 2003 entitled "Three Stones", and then not doing much afterwards. The band's debut has been re-released a few times from 2002 to 2009, all doing relatively well due to the band's very standard prog-power metal sound.

TRANSCENDENCE's sound is very akin to the band's they're heavily influenced by, such as SYMPHONY X, SAVATAGE, IRON MAIDEN, and VANDEN PLAS, and the band will appeal to fans of this kind of music. The band's lyrics are also based in Christianity, which adds another dimension to their style in some ways.

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Nothing Etched in Stone

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 Meridian Project by TRANSCENDENCE album cover Studio Album, 2002
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Meridian Project
Transcendence Progressive Metal

Review by b_olariu
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4 stars Transcendence is a forgotten progressive metal band coming from Dallas, USA releasing only one album at Lion Music in 2001.The music offered by the band is complex with many great moments, great musicianship, good pieces and above all one hell of a singer - Greg Drew, great and powerful voice who fits like a glove in this kind of music. The tunes are from fast to mid tempo and two slower tracks grace tis album named The meridian project. The album sounds melodic filled with powerfull guitar elements and great keybords arrangements who gives the needed atmosphere of a majestic prog metal release, who remind me in places of Symphony X for ex but less neo classical aproach of course. Also the album has a lots of instrumental passages to show that these guys are well intentioned in this field, The fall of meridian and Alpha are entirely instrumental pieces of highest quality.Excellent are the vocal parts, Greg Drew has a voice which seems to be classically trained fortunately he has a varied range and uses his voice well to add some great choruses on every piece his involved. I like that the band focuses more on the songwritting and the result is obvious a very good one , then showing what chops and drops each musician can do with his instrument. So, in the end , a recommended album for prog metal genre, even is unfairly unnoticed by many listners, this was a pleasent surprise for me, and worth every money invested in this album, belive me, great and underrated band. 4 star easy, great and solid.
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