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Obscura - A Valediction



8.2 | 141 votes |
Release date: 19 November 2021
Style: Progressive death metal, Technical death metal

Owners:

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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

Top 20 albums of 2021: 11

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

Guest musicians
Björn Ove Ingemar 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 (5)

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Comments: 13   Visited by: 376 users
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
AndyMetalFreak
Mr 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
Alex F
Slick Dick Rick
Now that the album out is the whole band gonna quit again?
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