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Crimson Glory - Transcendence



8.9 | 345 votes |
Release date: 1988
Style: Progressive heavy metal

Owners:

354 have it
55 want it


01. Lady Of Winter
02. Red Sharks
03. Painted Skies
04. Masque Of The Red Death
05. In Dark Places
06. Where Dragons Rule
07. Lonely
08. Burning Bridges
09. Eternal World
10. Transcendence

Top 20 albums of 1988: 4
Top 200 albums of all time: 59

Additional info
Engineer & Mixing: Jim Morris
Engineer: Tom Morris
Cover Art: Takasi Terada
Photos: Gary Sweetman

Roadrunner Records
Re-issued in 2001

Guest review by
Jagermeister
Rating:
10
Well, what can be said about this album? It is truly hard for me to put into words what Transcendence really is. Being released in the same year as some of metals most cherished masterpieces of all time like, for example, Queensryche's Operation: Mindcrime or Helloween's Keepr Of The Seven Keys Pt. II, this Crimson Glory gem was really overlooked, despite the high ratings.

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published 16.03.2015 | Comments (4)

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Comments: 19   Visited by: 945 users
03.06.2011 - 05:33
Rating: 10
strade

The best album delivered via the human race.
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03.06.2011 - 16:09
Rating: 10
R'Vannith
ghedengi
Written by strade on 03.06.2011 at 05:33

The best album delivered via the human race.


Definitely some of the greatest music ever created, the talent the band had at this point is mind-blowing.
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24.08.2011 - 20:02
Rating: 10
arapinho1

SO FUCKIN' UNDERRATED!TRUE CLASSIC
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13.07.2013 - 15:58
Rating: 10
Prometheus

I wonder why isn't this album in the top.200 ,while a lot of album with a 8.7 rating are in that chart.
It's not fair at all,this is a Masterpiece,one the most beautiful (If not the best) albums in the History of Metal.
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22.07.2013 - 17:49
Rating: 9
Doge of Venice

Written by Prometheus on 13.07.2013 at 15:58

I wonder why isn't this album in the top.200 ,while a lot of album with a 8.7 rating are in that chart.
It's not fair at all,this is a Masterpiece,one the most beautiful (If not the best) albums in the History of Metal.



Because <200 votes.
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22.07.2013 - 19:40
Rating: 10
Prometheus

Written by Doge of Venice on 22.07.2013 at 17:49

Written by Prometheus on 13.07.2013 at 15:58

I wonder why isn't this album in the top.200 ,while a lot of album with a 8.7 rating are in that chart.
It's not fair at all,this is a Masterpiece,one the most beautiful (If not the best) albums in the History of Metal.



Because <200 votes.

Oh,quite Sad! =( .
Because it really deserves it.
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11.06.2014 - 05:27
John Shock

Written by Prometheus on 22.07.2013 at 19:40
Oh,quite Sad! =( .
Because it really deserves it.

I got sad too because of that and i would like to see all my favorite albuns on that top, but honestly...?!
...if you ask me now, i would say that it doesn't count for nothing!!!
What really matters, is that you like...
Those tops counts for nothing!!!
One album that i really like is on the bottom 20 and i don't really care!!!
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21.07.2015 - 18:26
Rating: 8
indexqwest

Overrated album
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18.09.2015 - 00:15
Rating: 10
Jope Steele
Steelmeister
Written by indexqwest on 21.07.2015 at 18:26

Overrated album


Totally disagree.

This is one those few power metal albums you can honestly call impressive.
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29.09.2015 - 01:26
Rating: 10
Hooman

1988, what a year in Heavy Metal history. Operation mindcrime, Transcendence, Keeper of the seven keys. . .
you can continue this list forever.
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11.12.2015 - 16:46
LuciferOfGayness
Account deleted
Written by Jope Steele on 18.09.2015 at 00:15

Written by indexqwest on 21.07.2015 at 18:26

Overrated album


Totally disagree.

This is one those few power metal albums you can honestly call impressive.


Isnt this more of a power-ballads album? I liked Red Sharks as it speeds up the tempo a bit.
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12.12.2015 - 01:31
Rating: 10
Jope Steele
Steelmeister
Written by Guest on 11.12.2015 at 16:46

Written by Jope Steele on 18.09.2015 at 00:15

Written by indexqwest on 21.07.2015 at 18:26

Overrated album


Totally disagree.

This is one those few power metal albums you can honestly call impressive.


Isnt this more of a power-ballads album? I liked Red Sharks as it speeds up the tempo a bit.


"Eternal World" is fast too
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13.03.2018 - 23:50
Rating: 8
Redel

Doesnt get all the praise from me that it gets here on MS.
It has some very good songs (mask of the red deah, where dragons rule),
and some good ones too (painted skies, title track, red sharks).
But the rest is rather meh to me. If it werent for that time I would tend to say, even a bit generic.
Some 7.6 from me.
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28.04.2018 - 14:05
Rating: 9
Mountain King
K i K o
Everyone should listen to this album.
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04.10.2018 - 18:35
Rating: 10
metalriff

This album just keeps on giving and growing. I started with a 7/10 and now I'm on the verge of giving it a perfect 10
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03.05.2020 - 03:05
Rating: 10
Metal Rambo

One of the most enjoyable power-prog metal albums ever recorded. Every song here is a classic of some sort, and the masterful production by Jim Morris from Morrisound Studios is as timeless as it gets. Funny fact: Jim and the boys experimented with samples and synclavier to get better sound out of the drums, and only the cymbals are actually played by a live drummer.

It doesn't get much better than this, my friends.
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05.05.2021 - 17:14
Rating: 9
nonZero

A fairly consistent album with no bad songs, although Lady Of Winter is easily the best song IMO. Masque Of The Red Death, In Dark Places and Lonely are also great.

8.7/10 for me.
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20.12.2021 - 16:43
Rating: 9
AndyMetalFreak
A Nice Guy
Written by strade on 03.06.2011 at 05:33

The best album delivered via the human race.

Well your not far off there, with that statement
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20.12.2021 - 16:50
Rating: 9
AndyMetalFreak
A Nice Guy
One of the most enjoyable albums I have ever listened to, simple as that!
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