Okay, maybe it isn't shocking that this band isn't huge, as they were really only relevant for two years. But they did put out a promising self-titled debut (Crimson Glory) and followed it up with the un-fucking-believable Transcendence which I would rate among the finest metal albums ever produced. Crimson Glory play(ed) an early form of progressive metal comparable to early Queensryche with songs that alternated between fast-paced melodic metal and brooding, atmospheric songs. I can't recommend these two albums enough.
The word "progressive" today seems to translate to "sounds like Images and Words", and the quality of most progressive metal releases seems to be judged by this standard. Thankfully, however…