Transcendence are a band from Los Angeles, California that plays a melodic mixture of black, death and thrash metal and this is a review of their 2020 album "Towards Obscurities Beyond" which will be released in September by Blood Harvest.
A very dark, heavy and melodic sound starts off the album while all of the musical instruments on the recording also have a very powerful sound to them. High pitched black metal screams are also a very huge part of the recording along with the vocals also adding in a decent amount of death metal screams.
The songs also add in a great amount of Swedish and 90's influences while the faster sections of the tracks also add in a lot of blast beats. Throughout the recording you can also hear a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with the solos and leads also being done in s very melodic style.
. The riffs also mix in a decent amount of thrash elements along with one track also introducing clean playing onto the recording, tremolo picking can also be heard in some of the faster riffing and as the album progresses a brief use of spoken word samples, synths, whispered vocals and acoustic guitars can also be heard. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover death, darkness, blasphemy and obscurity themes.
In my opinion Transcendence are a very great sounding melodic mixture of black, death and thrash metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Infernal Resurrection" "Drowned Screams of the Departed Souls" and "In Silent Procession". 8 out of 10.