Transcendental is the debut album from UK progressive metal band To-Mera. Its style is characterised by haunting female vocals; long, multi-sectioned songs; heavy riffs; jazzy sections and emotive lyrics. The album has been likened to the works of bands such as Symphony X, SikTh, Dillinger Escape Plan and Opeth.
- "Traces" - 3.13
- "Blood" - 5.36
- "Dreadful Angel" - 6.52
- "Phantoms" - 7.18
- "Born Of Ashes" - 7.04
- "Parfum" - 6.32
- "Obscure Oblivion" - 6.17
- "Realm Of Dreams" - 9.44
- The album's cover was done by Eliran Kantor. The band liked the website he made for them so much that they took the album artwork directly from it.
- The album was recorded and mixed over two months in Hungary, France and England.
- The band chose Transcendental as a debut album title to reflect the emotional effects of their music. The idea that the title was chosen to hint at the Transcendental Etudes written by Hungarian composer Franz Liszt - which were considered some of the most technical musical pieces of their time - has been refuted by the band.
- Some parts of the song Blood are written and sung in Hungarian. Additionally a video of this song was released and featured on a DVD with Metal Hammer magazine.
Timeline of Transcendental recordings
- May 2006: Drums, vocals and guitars recorded in Hungary
- June 2006: Keyboards and bass recorded in London
- July 2006: Audio mixing and mastering in France
The album was released on 11 September 2006 in Europe and 3 October 2006 in the USA.