An incredible work that is very reminiscent of prime Queensryche, except I'd consider saying this is possibly even better. NoTrap recommended me this album and damn was that boy ever right about it. '80s Power-Prog is so damn underrated and the album proves it. "Painted Skies" is a trve jam.
At some points, Transcendence does come quite close to living up to its name. The overall package here is far more balanced and in-command than its predecessor, adding the occasional atmospheric bit to provide an epic feel to certain tracks. It doesn't quite stand alongside other classics but at a point when metal wasn't exactly in its prime, it holds more ground than most of its competitors.