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3.82 | 66 ratings

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4 stars I'm surprised with these British guys. There's as much music as innovation and fresh ideas on it, their music can recreate a present full of doubts and uncertainty, everything in a band that blends metal, jazz, gothic and a little bit from other things with total authority and authenticity for holding the fallen flame of a genre as rich as its own past but it crosses by a period of creative stagnation.

To-Mera and Transcendental (their first album), have taken back all those things that sometimes most of the new (even the big ones) progressive metal bands aren't taking in mind for making music, not only of quality but also with a real identity that can make them unique. In fact, that's one of the secrets of this great record, and is always taking in mind the details that get rich and notorious all the notes, rhythms and lyrics elaborated for all 8 songs here done.

Besides, the genuine talent of their components makes more impressive their musical proposal. Julie Kiss manages pretty well all her vocal ranges with a voice as delicate as personal, doubtless she's one of the highest points of Transcendental. Also the great performance on guitar thanks to Tom MacLean and not less important the stunning labour on keyboards and piano courtesy of Hugo Sheppard, generating amusing ambients and making good solos when the songs request it. Personally I would choose songs like; "traces", "blood", "dreadful angel", "born of ashes" and "obscure oblivion" as the best from this work.

I don't know what the future brings to this English act, I just want to recommend them to anyone who has the opportunity to hear them. Believe me, there will not be a disappointment with this sonic wall called To- Mera.

By: Epsilon.

Epsilon | 4/5 |


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