Crimson Glory's origin reaches all the way to the 80's, when the band emerged with a dazzling combination of early Queensryche style, fascinating guitar melodies and distinctive, emotive vocals. With their third album, Crimson Glory reached far beyond simple power metal musicianship, replacing it with complex, precise songwriting, controversial both in sound and structure. Strange and Beautiful turned out as an epic musical experience, filled with elements borrowed from prog metal, as well as blues and hard rock. The album was a definite turn in the group's career, and a risky move as well. Strange and Beautiful was a milestone for Crimson Glory.