11 Songs, 53 Minutes

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5 out of 5

16 Ratings

16 Ratings

WOW! Obscura is back with a banger!

BloodyDash

I have to say this is some of the best music I’ve heard so far this year. It’s intense and fantastic. Obscura seriously have some of the best bass work I’ve ever heard! The song is technical as balls. Great riffs and vocals.

SIMPLY OUTSTANDING!!!!

JuzAnotherMetalFan

Yeah sure, the album has not been fully released yet, but all of their previous ones are just too insanely good! Technical and progressive death metal at its best. I honestly cannot believe how underrated this band is along with so many others. Seems that mediocre and very boring “core” bands still get the most attention, which is a true darn shame. Oh well, most of those teens and young adults will eventually grow up and listen to far better extreme metal bands. At least that’s what happened to me. I try to avoid all the uber popular garbage and enjoy many amazing diverse styles of Death, Black, and Doom metal. OBSCURA is a band that honestly deserves far more recognition and support. Give them a listen and buy all their albums!

Awesome album

John fedeyko

Obscura diluvium is awesome it sounds like all three previous albums. Cosmogensis omivium And akroasis combine man what a great cd hail Steffen Linus Sebastian and Rafael Rafael did a great job on his debut recording Obscura rules

About Obscura

An extremely technical death metal band from Munich, Germany, Obscura were founded in 2002 by vocalist/guitarist Steffen Kummerer, who purportedly took the name from a 1998 album by Canada's influential Gorguts -- one of his inspirational touchstones, along with Cynic, Pestilence, Morbid Angel, and others. Kummerer spent the ensuing years composing the songs that would comprise Obscura's 2006 debut album, Retribution, bypassing the traditional extreme metal process of distributing demos and performing in clubs along the way. Even his supporting cast during the album sessions -- guitarist Markus Lempsch, bassist Jonas Fischer, and drummer Jonas Baumgartl -- were merely hired guns who would be subsequently dispensed with after its independent release to widespread rave reviews -- so raving, in fact, that Kummerer and his pet project quickly became the objects of a metal label bidding war before signing with the highly respected Relapse Records for the release of the Obscura's second album, Cosmogenesis. This too met with overwhelmingly positive response within the metal community, and benefited from a new lineup of virtuosos including guitarist Christian Münzner and drummer Hannes Grossman, formerly of respected German techno-deathsters Necrophagist, plus legendary Pestilence bassist Jeroen Paul Thesseling.

Two more albums followed in 2011 (Omnivium) and 2012 (Illegimitation) before even more lineup changes transfromed the band's sound. Bassist Linus Klausenitzer replaced Thesseling in late 2011, drummer Sebastian Lanser joined for a 2014 tour, and young jazz guitarist Rafael Trujillo was recruited in 2015. The band's first recorded date with this roster was Akróasis in early 2016. ~ Eduardo Rivadavia

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