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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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Selected Discography

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Track List: Omnivium

1. Septuagint

2. Vortex Omnivium

3. Ocean Gateways

4. Euclidean Elements

5. Prismal Dawn

6. Celestial Spheres

7. Velocity

8. A Transcendental Serenade

9. Aevum

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Track List: Cosmogenesis

1. The Anticosmic Overload

2. Choir Of Spirits

3. Universe Momentum

4. Incarnated

5. Orbital Elements

6. Desolate Spheres

7. Infinite Rotation

8. Noospheres

9. Cosmogenesis

10. Centric Flow

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New album please!
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Love at first listen!! <3
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Fingerknuckl e b u m p k n u c k l e b u m p f i n g e r
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1 day and 6 hours until the new album. Let's hope they don't pull some bullshit like Necrophagist has been pulling and keep pushing back the release date!
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There's people who claim to be down with the lord, but in fact, they are not down with the divine, so people attack the church thinking it's this big industry responsible for bad deeds and rebel with this type of music against God , mostly trying to be kooh etc... I can go on and on ...
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This band and death is what made me start playing fretless bass
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jaykobkendal l
i connect my speaker to my phone in biology and turn this on full blast and nobody tells me to turn it off to afraid to i guessXD not even the teacher does
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Very cool
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Reminds me of Wretched, im Digging it!
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Why is Death a related artist? It should be Gorguts. Nice job Pandora. You're f**kin up.
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Such a distinctive bass tone on cosmogenesis
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arsis1102
New album coming 2015!
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Obscura is easily one of my favorite death metal bands
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@aznbobby you might want to check that out...that doesn't sound good
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Tech death done right.
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they need to get Illegitimati o n and Retribution on here.....
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i jizzed my pants like 15x the first time i heard these guys
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\m/
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All those who admire Obscura please keep an eye out for Cataclysmic Spawn, progressive technical death metal, heavily inspired by Obscura
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I own Cosmogenesis CD,and it is, WICKED AWESOME!!
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kevin.e.mart i n
I Love melodic death metal and I love technical death metal - cant believe this band has blended the two so seamlessly.
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Anyone disrespectin g Obscura doesn't play an instrument or can't appreciate technically proficient music.
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The track incarnated reminds me of a track you'd listen to in deaths human album...seri o u s l y a death fan would catch that in a second actually a lot of their songs are death influenced.. . .
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techno-death s t e r s unite
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Agree with fermented
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You're an idiot man @ i collect
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fretless basses have not place in metal.
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I love this band so much..
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GREAT STUFF ... theyre EVEN BETTER LIVE
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This band is awesome!
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intense
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They're badass. may the headbanging begin!
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technically brilliant metal.....
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They sound a bit like Neuraxis. Good band I like like them.
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techno-death s t e r s ?
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This s**t is f**kin AMAZING
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METAL
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hornz
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littleangryf i n n
listening to yet another awesomely brutal and technical track by Obscura... "Universe Momentum". I need to definitely buy this album, lol.
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great band i def need to get this album
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littleangryf i n n
The track I'm listening to (centric flow) reminds me of newer Between the Buried and Me (except Obscura doesn't use clean vox) with maybe an In Flames influence for the music in the breakdown / near the end... Well, I like it very much. Probably gonna get this album.
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great technical metal
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sounded sick
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Even if less melodic than Opeth or Dream Theater, there's still a good amount of melody flying around.
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I went out and bought this cd after hearing just one song on Pandora. 'Incarnated' just might be one of the best tracks on the album.
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29261156
It is very technical metal that works better than Opeth for some.
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it's a lot like Opeth and Dream Theater put together but less melodic and more mathematical .
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Wow. What fantastic composure, musicality is fantastic. if this is thier first album, i cannot imagine what a follow up will be

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