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

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