Transcendental (album)

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Transcendental
Transcendental tomera.jpg
Studio album by To-Mera
Released 11 September 2006
Recorded May–June 2006
Genre Progressive metal
Length 52:36
Label Candlelight
Producer Brett Caldas-Lima
To-Mera chronology
Transcendental
(2006)
Delusions
(2008)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]
Rocklouder 3/5 stars[2]

Transcendental is the début album from UK progressive metal band To-Mera. Their style is characterised by female vocals, long, multi-sectioned songs, heavy riffs and jazzy sections. The album has been likened to the works of bands such as Symphony X, SikTh, The Dillinger Escape Plan and Opeth.[citation needed]

Work on the album[edit]

The album was recorded and mixed between May and July 2006 in Hungary (drums, vocals, guitars), England (keyboards, bass) and France (Audio mixing and mastering). The cover was created by Eliran Kantor. The band liked the website he made for them so much that they took the album artwork directly from it.

The band chose Transcendental as a début album title to reflect the emotional effects of their music. The idea that the title was chosen to hint at the Transcendental Études written by Hungarian composer Franz Liszt - which were considered some of the most technical musical pieces of their time - has been denied by the band.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Traces" - 3:13
  2. "Blood" - 5:36 (partly written in Hungarian)
  3. "Dreadful Angel" - 6:52
  4. "Phantoms" - 7:18
  5. "Born of Ashes" - 7:04
  6. "Parfum" - 6:32
  7. "Obscure Oblivion" - 6:17
  8. "Realm of Dreams" - 9:44

Credits[edit]

Release history[edit]

The album was released on 11 September 2006 in Europe and 3 October 2006 in the US.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Henderson, Alex. "To-Mera Trascendental review". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2012-05-21. 
  2. ^ Redrup, Zack (December 2006). "To-Mera - Trascendental". Rocklouder.co.uk. Archived from the original on 2008-03-25. Retrieved 2012-05-21. 

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