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Obscura - A Valediction



8.1 | 209 votes |
Release date: 19 November 2021
Style: Progressive death metal, Technical death metal

Owners:

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23 want it


01. Forsaken
02. Solaris
03. A Valediction
04. When Stars Collide [feat. Björn 'Speed' Strid]
05. In Unity
06. Devoured Usurper
07. The Beyond
08. Orbital Elements II
09. The Neuromancer
10. In Adversity
11. Heritage

Line-up
Steffen Kummerer - guitars, vocals
Christian Münzner - guitars
Jeroen Paul Thesseling - fretless bass
David Diepold - drums

Guest musicians
Björn "Speed" Strid - vocals

Staff review by
musclassia
Rating:
8.2
I feel like I’m mentioning every other week how much good melodeath there is this year; well, there’s another sub-genre with ‘death’ in the name that’s doing pretty well too.

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published 17.11.2021 | Comments (7)

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01.08.2021 - 22:53
Rating: 8
AndreMarcos

19 of November can't come soon enough
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07.10.2021 - 12:14
Rating: 8
nonZero

The artwork for this album reminds me of classic Sci-Fi book covers, which is awesome!
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03.11.2021 - 03:41
Rating: 9
Grouch Douglas
Enigma
I heard this is going to be their most melodic album yet, I can't wait!
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03.11.2021 - 08:54
Rating: 8
AndyMetalFreak
The Nice Guy
I have a gut feeling this album will be very good.
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04.11.2021 - 17:07
bloodwrage
Pagan Angel
The return of Münzner. Looking forward to it
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18.11.2021 - 19:27
Rating: 8
skeksis25

Man, this sounds a lot melodic death metal
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20.11.2021 - 07:11
Rating: 9
Aries Rising

Obscura is probably the best tech death band atm, although those crazy Quebecians (sp?) are giving them a run for their money.
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20.11.2021 - 09:48
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by Aries Rising on 20.11.2021 at 07:11

Quebecians (sp?)

they mostly refer to themselves as Québécois while the rest of us Canadians call them Quebecers but I think we need to start a petition to adopt Quebecians as the official denomination.
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21.11.2021 - 12:07
Rating: 7
Nightmare^

I loved their previous album and its "darker" feel/direction and I was kinda hoping they would build on that. Then I listened to the singles, I was kinda disappointed and eventually the whole album is on the same tune.

Way too "happy riff wankery" for my taste.
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24.11.2021 - 18:24
The Galactician

Written by Nightmare^ on 21.11.2021 at 12:07

I loved their previous album and its "darker" feel/direction and I was kinda hoping they would build on that. Then I listened to the singles, I was kinda disappointed and eventually the whole album is on the same tune.

Way too "happy riff wankery" for my taste.


Yeah, I listened to Diluvium dozens of times. I’ve listened to this album three times and it just isn’t clicking with me.

I totally respect their desire to try new things. I really enjoy melodic death as well, so I would have thought melodic tech death Obscura would be a no-brainer. The songs just aren’t grabbing me though. Maybe I’ll try again in a few weeks when I’m in a different mood.
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24.11.2021 - 19:05
Rating: 6
Neachy

This sounds like Dark Tranquillity crossed with Trans Siberian Orchestra. Its gonna be a no from me.
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05.12.2021 - 07:53
Rating: 9
In Bone Factory

I didn't expect that. I like this style much better...
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07.12.2021 - 17:46
Rating: 6
Alex F
Slick Dick Rick
Now that the album out is the whole band gonna quit again?
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28.12.2021 - 21:09
18Beginner

On the contrary, in China, people generally don't like it very much, they think the production and mix is very average, people want the previous technology progressive instead of the technical melody, a little cliched, in my own opinion, it is also very average.
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13.02.2022 - 15:40
Rating: 8
AndyMetalFreak
The Nice Guy
Tech death aoty for me, although complex it has great melodies, and the bass is fantastic.
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09.04.2022 - 14:45
Rating: 7
tintinb

It's a really well played album, but nothing really grabs my attention. Devoured usurper will have to be my favourite song here I suppose.
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