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Music / Crimson Glory

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A Floridian Power Metal / Progressive Metal band that was around in the 80s and released two genre classics: Their self-titled debut album and its successor Transcendence. In the early 90s, they changed their sound to a more tribal oriented style of rock music, aiming at commercial success but failing miserably. The band disbanded thereafter. The album, Strange and Beautiful is still frowned upon by fans, even though it has since gathered a small fanbase. Some years later, they reunited, but this time without iconic vocalist Midnight, spawning a fourth and final album, Astronomica. They disbanded once more, the members turning towards other projects.

The band provides examples of the following tropes:

  • Archangel Azrael: In "Azrael", the "Angel of Mercy" acts as a judge of the deceased, sending them to either Heaven or Hell.
  • The Band Minus the Face: Astronomica as the band’s only album without Midnight on vocals.
  • Conlang: There is a crypatographical puzzle in the booklet artwork of Transcendence using what seems to be an example of this. The four verses depicted there translate to We will strike down / The ones who lead us / We are your future / We are forever.
  • Don't Fear the Reaper: Literally in Transcendence’s title track: „Don’t fear the reaper’s blade, it does not mean the end.“
  • One-Word Title: Valhalla, Mayday, Lonely, Transcendence, Astronomica, among others