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Obscura - Launch Fourth Single From Upcoming Outing

One month before the official release of the Obscura's sixth studio album A Valediction, another new tune has premiered online - "When Stars Collide". It features clean vocal guest performance by their label mate Björn "Speed" Strid. The accompanying video clip was directed by Mirko Witzki and produced by Steffen Kummerer.

Frontman Steffen Kummerer comments on the single: "One of the highlights and contested compositions of A Valediction features Björn Strid of our label mates Soilwork. "When Stars Collide" recombines an uplifting pace with a rather dark and bitter narrative that leads into to a story for reflection. A sense of delight and feeling of relief covers all mournful misery."

Band profile: Obscura
Posted: 20.10.2021 by Abattoir


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20.10.2021 - 19:12

This album is gonna be amazing!

Two standouts for me:
A) How bass stands outs in the mix
B) Doesn't it sound a bit Childrenofbodom-ish? less proggy, more neoclassical...
20.10.2021 - 20:08
Written by Callisto on 20.10.2021 at 19:12

B) Doesn't it sound a bit Childrenofbodom-ish? less proggy, more neoclassical...

Same, I hear more melodics in a style of a CoB
20.10.2021 - 21:45
"The Quaker"
On the one hand, yaaaay, on the other, no pls I like my Obscura "the way it was". We'll see how the rest turns out. It does sound like Steffen gave more free way to Christian in composition and they are just having fun with it.
That being said, the good old CoB sound is sorely missed these days.
20.10.2021 - 23:22

To me It sounds like they wanna reach a wider audience. Not a bad thing per se, the songs are good, but old Obscura was just something different.
Plus, Nuclear Blast is putting a lot of effort in promoting the band
This album is gonna be their most selling record, for sure
21.10.2021 - 08:18

Dunno, looks like it's gonna be a varied album, some songs are gonna sound like classic Obscura, others are gonna be more accesible and probably a third group is gonna be somewhere in the middle.

To me that's a good thing but I get that some just like it the way it was... We'll se when we get the whole thing.

BTW the less exciting thing in this song is Bjorn, feels kinda forced...

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