Released in 1988 by Roadracer/MCA
Recommended Songs: Red Sharks, Where Dragons Rule, Lonely
Interesting Facts: In an era of sound-and-lookalike metal bands, Crimson Glory’s goal was to be immediately identifiable from the others, so they wore full-face metallic silver masks. While on tour in support of their self-titled debut album, they discovered how hot the masks would be on stage. To keep the mystique, they cut them down into a partial “Phantom of the Opera” style for the Transcendence (sophomore album) tour. Transcendence garnered the band much praise and attention internationally. They were cover of Kerrang! magazine in May 1989. At the 1989 Tampa Bay Music Awards Crimson Glory walked away with three awards that night – Most Outstanding Male Vocalist (Midnight), Most Outstanding Local Release (Transcendence) and Most Outstanding Metal Band (beating fellow Florida band Savatage for this one).