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Five years since the release of the universally-acclaimed Omnivium, Germany's progressive metal masters OBSCURA are poised to return with their strongest and most dynamic release to date. The aptly-named 'Akroasis' (Greek for "hearing" or "listening") draws on all the various elements of OBSCURA's signature sound and combines those qualities into a mind-blowing and cohesive whole. Produced by the band and V. Santura (Triptykon, Pestilence), 'Akroasis' is eight songs diverse enough to serve as a near-comprehensive introduction to all of extreme metal. Packed to the gills with virtuosic musicianship, compelling themes, and airtight songwriting, 'Akroasis' will undoubtedly breathe new life into death metal, progressive metal and beyond. CD and LP versions each come with (separate) exclusive bonus tracks!!

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released February 5, 2016

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Obscura München, Germany

From its very beginnings in 2002, the German progressive death metal band OBSCURA (named after Gorguts' inimitable 1993 full- length) has demonstrated an uncanny ability for blending different forms of technical, cerebral metal into a coherent synthesis of death, thrash and black metal merged with progressive elements. ... more

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Track Name: Sermon of the Seven Suns
The Sermon of the Seven Suns
A funeral of worlds
Enshrouded, devoured, consumed in solitude
Forsaken, abandoned, decayed in eternity
A manifest in birth and death
For each moment in time
At first enthrallment, a stream of grace
Kingdom come - Evaporation
Eternal enslavement, a touch of salvation
Demise, disillusion, cremation
Perdition, damnation, serpentine affliction
Sustained, unbroken, beyond redemption
A manifest in birth and death
For each moment in time
A second emergent, a glint of bliss
Kingdom come – Annihilation
Scattered radiation, a kiss of death
Vitiation, elimination, evisceration
A virgin planet, blazed in fire
By a mass of flame, the ultimate fate
A spark of life, vanished in naught
In a grand inferno, a funeral of worlds
After hundreds of thousands of years
A seventh sun reborn in agony
A destroyer constrained in pitch black sorrow
Breathless silence, a new born empty shell
Light bringer, deceiver, cancer of the universe
A manifest in birth and death
For each moment in time
Track Name: The Monist
I, I am the immanent and transcendent
Incarnated through matter and halo
I, I am a vermin, a Eucharist
Resurrected in endless endeavour
So it shall come
As I create
In orbital resonance
I, I am the parasite, the heretic
Cursed eternal cosmic force
I, I am the monist, enlightener
Doomed to fail – Eternally
Convergent stars – A synergy condemned in bloom
In time and space – Liminal agnosia
This is the end
An abysmal atrocious demise
This is the end
When soul and spirit unite
Convergent stars – A synergy condemned in bloom
In time and space – Liminal agnosia
In full emptiness – Visual audibility
Devoured downfall – Inexorable destiny
Track Name: Akróasis
Within a fountain of stars, deforming remnants pulsate
in eclectic wisdom sublime, warping quantiles vibrate
Divine, a glimpse of carbon-based life, A gargantuan symmetric pursuit
in harmonic order, monolithic derivation, of seminal repute
Arise – Emanation of cosmos and time
Revive – Relinquished, forsaken, deserted mankind
Omnipresent, eudemonic, abandoned in ecstasy
Beyond all finite and infinite, quantile elements scintillate
in serendipity stillborn, a harmonic resonance amain
Track Name: Ten Sepiroth
A crown, created with divine will
An infinite light of the creator
Through wisdom, from nothingness, a first revelation
An unbound flash widespread, sheer cataclysm
A vessel, made of comprehension
To give it grasp, of breadth and depth
Ten Sepiroth – A central state of unity
Ten Sepiroth – Emanations pure creation
Upholding the heavens, saturating the stars
In splendor bright glory, deliverance ascends
Sustaining the cosmos, a maelstrom of spirits
In newborn distress, emblazed sparkling spheres
Loving grace of inspiring vision
Withhold this victory in mere sincerity
To envision the concentric circles
Conscious alone the heretic
Through wisdom, from nothingness, a first revelation
An unbound flash widespread, sheer cataclysm
Ten Sepiroth – A central state of unity
Ten Sepiroth – Emanations pure creation
Track Name: Ode to the Sun
What sudden blaze of majesty
Is that which we from hence descry
To whom our vows and wishes bend
Here our solemn search has end
Mother of a hundred gods
Divine creation give her odds
Who had thought this clime had held
A deity, numinous and unparalleled
This this is she - Sitting like a Goddess bright
This this is she - In the center of her light
Mark what radiant state she spreads
In circle round her shining throne
Scatter radiance like silver shreds
This this is she
To the celestial sirens harmony
And turn the adamantine spindle round
On which the fate of gods and men is wound
This this is she
Fame that her high worth to raise
Once seemed so lavish and profuse
We may justly now accuse
Of detraction from her praise
This this is she
Track Name: Perpetual Infinity
In vein endeavor, a toroid, nacreous and bright
A triptych trinity of grace and height
Perceived and obsolete, merge into decay
Defeated, primordial grandeur
Into the void – Illuminate, elucidate, enlighten once bliss
Into the light – Occult, enwomb, disguise this abyss
Orbital ubiquity, blistering shining surface
A freedom of faith, conscience and creed
Spangled with stars, perished inanity
Vanished, dissolving polarity
Beyond all matter and moral
Within perpetual infinity
This cosmic body, a transcendent reality
This absolute unity, a multitude of forms
A human shell, scattered in eternal silence
A perennial stream of recurring thoughts
Trapped forever, as stellar ion cluster
Enchained, in idle captured state
Time – An Aeon of strain
Time – A sinuous deformity
This cosmic body, a transcendent reality
This absolute unity, a multitude of forms
Beyond all matter and moral
Within perpetual infinity
Unique universal spirits
As vivid and pure
Track Name: Weltseele
As I walk through time and space
Nourished from this holy feasts
I tear through cosmic sea
Obtain a universes farewell kiss
Levitated in unmeasured far
A blissful dream illuminated
Captured in this bright sparkling glitter dome
An enlightened shimmering black chamber
Levitating grand massive comets
Into here and then ascend to rise
A maze built by suns and planets within
To cut through evanescent infinite gravity
Their presence, spirited, edged and alive
A momentum in allegiance, devotion and pride
As I reach for stars and unformed ground
I shoot for the moon in eventide unbound
Their presence, spirited, edged and alive
A momentum in allegiance, devotion and pride
Evermore supernal emboldened
Transcend sincere desire
From fluid to form, and liquid to life
In barren earth moribund
Suppressed in dreadful contestation
In smoldering, rotten sympathy
Blazed in vast pervade paradise
In surplus, stained resplendence
Broaden, unbundles pursuit of life
In blessed observance combined
Conceive, subsist in gratitude
From each universe echoed
Weltseele – A magnitude diaspora