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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. ~ Eduardo Rivadavia
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  1.   Song
  2.   God of Emptiness
  3.   Lack of Comprehension
  4.   Humankind
  5.   Alone
  6.   Ocean Gateways
  7.   Celestial Spheres
  8.   A Transcendental Serenade
  9.   Nothing
  10.   Hymn to a Nocturnal Visitor
  11.   Exit Life
  12.   Sentiment
  13.   Unhinged
  14.   Euclidean Elements
  15.   Velocity
  16.   Prismal Dawn
  17.   Septuagint
  18.   None Shall Be Spared
  19.   Hate Anthem
  20.   Synthetically Revived
  21.   Centric Flow
  22.   Choir of Spirits
  23.   Cosmogenesis
  24.   Desolate Spheres
  25.   Incarnated
  26.   Infinite Rotation
  27.   Nospheres
  28.   Oribital Elements
  29.   The Anticosmic Overload
  30.   Universe Momentum
  31.   [Untitled]
  32.   Aeuum
  33.   Vortex Omniuium
  34.   Aevum
  35.   Vortex Omnivium
  36.   Orbital Elements
  37.   Noospheres
  38.   Sermon of the Seven Suns
  39.   The Monist
  40.   Akróasis
  41.   Ten Sepiroth
  42.   Ode to the Sun
  43.   Fractal Dimension
  44.   Perpetual Infinity
  45.   Weltseele

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