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Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Traces
  2. Blood
  3. Dreadful Angel
  4. Phantoms
  5. Born of Ashes
  6. Parfum
  7. Obscure Oblivion
  8. Realm of Dreams

Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 17, 2006)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Candlelight
  • ASIN: B000HCPSY4
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #385,571 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Murat Batmaz on October 17, 2006
Format: Audio CD
Few new bands can release killer debut albums like To-Mera. Formed only a year ago by Lee Barrett of Extreme Noise Terror and Julie Kiss of Without Face, To-Mera quickly grew into a full band with the addition of fantastic drummer Akos Pirisi, keyboardist Hugo Sheppard, and guitarist Tom Maclean, both of whom are schooled musicians. Sheppard's keyboard and piano playing lends the songs a very dynamic edge, often delving into classical and jazz territory, while Maclean's challenging fretwork is nothing short of mind-blowing. Not only is he technically superior to most prog bands' players, he also covers a wide spectrum of styles, fusing brutally heavy death metal-like riffs with intense, harmonically rich melodic signatures.

Most female-fronted metal bands write material that undeniable gives off a gothic air, relying heavily on orchestrated keyboard parts with the occasional crunch-filled guitar work. Some listeners will be quick to compare To-Mera with the likes of Lacuna Coil and Within Temptation, and perhaps even Nightwish and The Gathering. Not that anything is wrong with these bands, but To-Mera is a completely different beast musically. For starters, they are crushingly heavy progressive metal, serving all aspects of this much stagnated genre, but they do inject calmer acoustic passages along with jazzy interludes into their craft as well. Vocalist Julie Kiss whose Eastern European accent lends her already dark voice an extra layer of depth and character is a great fit for the band. Her soft, fragile soprano-like vocals in the intro "Traces" turn into expressive and melodic singing on the haunting "Blood", putting her semi-operatic delivery on display.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Pamela Naylor on August 21, 2008
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This album is a masterpiece from beginning to end. Buy it! You won't be disappointed! At first it took me a while to warm up to this CD, but Blood really roped me in. The more I listened, the more each song became a jewel to me. I so wish they could tour America! Very prog/jazz/goth, Julie is amazing and the guitars are awesome. I love singing Born of Ashes, a great song. And the lyrics are up my alley, too, like a vivid nightmare.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Mark Twain on March 31, 2007
Format: Audio CD
This CD contains nothing but solid musicmanship. I'm a huge fan of progressive metal, and what's great about this band is their ability to maintain heavy instrumentals while keeping the vocals sultry. The piano playing is great and gives To-Mera's overall sound a classical feel. It's really hard to classify this type album due to it's diversity; there are elements of speed metal, symphonic metal, prog metal, jazz, classical, etc... I would recommend this technical masterpiece to anyone who is a fan of progressive metal.
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Not exactly in the easy listening category To-Mera were certainly happy to throw a whole heapin’ helpin’ of stuff at the listening circa their 2006 release Transcendental. The line-up here is Julie Kiss on vocals, Tom MacLean on guitars, Hugo Sheppard on keys, Akos Pirisi on drums and Lee Barrett on bass.

Starting off suitably dank and proggy the album opener is an instrumental unless you count the chanting. And it somewhat sets the scene for what is to follow. Which is music that is guitar driven and has all sorts of stop/starts wrapped around/led by the aforementioned guitars. The band isn’t afraid to throw various tinkling curve-balls at the listener – oft times courtesy of the keyboards which are used to throw in whimsical moments in various tracks. Probably the best track to sample or chase up online would be Blood which was also a single/video and it encapsulates the stop/starts, the keyboard fills and the albums drum sound.

It is the latter which I didn’t notice at first but it sounds a little high to me. Probably a good album for drummers to listen to in order to make up their own mind because Akos certainly seems adept at swapping between drum fills, doing the whole time change thing and also ‘playing it straight’. At the end of the day the drum sound could have been a conscious choice or the result of production decisions by Brett Caldas-lima (ie, the producer).

The album has mellower songs and many of the songs have mild mannered sections though then burst into sturdy riffing phases. Hey… it’s a prog thing, why write a good linear song when you can annoy the listener by refusing to settle into a groove and thereby consign yourself to a small consumer market? A good example of this to sample would be the fifth track – Born of Ashes.
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