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Obscura

Band
TypeAlbum (Studio full-length)
Released
GenresTechnical Death Metal, Avant-garde Metal, Dissonant Death Metal
LabelsOlympic Recordings
Length1:00:35
Ranked#52 for 1998 , #1,730 all-time
Reviews :  1
Comments :  13
Total votes :  14
Rating :  88.3 / 100
Have :  3
Want : 2
Added by level 21 Zyklus
Last modified by level 17 MKContributor
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Obscura Information

Track listing (Songs)

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1.4:04752
Audio
2.4:0477.52
3.3:08752
4.6:1077.52
5.4:21802
6.9:3272.52
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7.3:2377.52
8.5:28752
9.3:2877.52
10.6:16752
11.3:50752
12.6:46752
Audio

Line-up (members)

  • Luc Lemay : Guitars, Vocals, Viola (track 2), Songwriting (tracks 1-2, 5, 7-10, 12), Lyrics
  • Steeve Hurdle : Guitars, Vocals, Songwriting, Lyrics
  • Steve Cloutier : Bass, Songwriting (tracks 2-5, 7-12)
  • Patrick Robert : Drums

Production staff / artist

  • Gorguts : Producer
  • Pierre Rémillard : Producer, Engineering
  • Sylvain Brisebois : Mastering
  • Joel Beaupré : Photography
  • Alain Cloutier : Artwork
  • Luc Lemay : Artwork, Layout, Logo
Recorded and mixed at Studio Victor in Montréal, Quebec, Canada.
Mastered at Fashion Sound Production.

Re-released on double LP in 2012 by War on Music.

Obscura Reviews

 (1)
Reviewer :  level 12   40/100
Date : 
This album is a core influence upon much of what I can’t stand in modern trends of extreme Metal, so it’s no surprise I don’t like it very much. While a few Tech Death bands were already verging into what I call “Too-Progressive Metal” for the sake of pushing the skill envelope and showing off musical prowess, Gorguts took it a step further and created Dissonant Death Metal, which sacrificed all form of songwriting, riffing and memorable performance for the sole sake of creating something weird enough to continue pushing Extreme Metal in a… well, more extreme direction.

Much like how most Grindcore is simply taking things too far a lot of the time to prove they are the most fastest and most heaviest, so too does Dissodeath (at least in this Avant-Garde instance). Gorguts were more concerned with what they could do rather than what they should do. There is very little that is aurally pleasant on this album. The first song opens up with one of the most obnoxious guitar… leads, I guess, that I’ve ever heard. Atonal skronking, for what purpose? I guess cause it was new and unique. Then the guitar starts making some weird beeping noises, which is less offensive somehow. Atonal chords follow… Yeah, aside from the ever-impressive drumming and respectable talent, it’s just not my cup of tea. The songs jump around in sections so quickly there is no time to sit with anything they are trying to do. This leaves every song entirely unmemorable, save for the weird st
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Obscura Comments

 (13)
level 6   75/100
제게 시간이 무한하다면 이상한 데스메탈나라의 앨리스가 되어 안경쓴 토끼나 따라다닐 것 같은 이 앨범을 들으며 신기한 만화경속 세상을 마냥 넉놓고 바라보려만, 제 인생은 너무 짧고 들어야 할 좋은 음악은 너무 많고 퇴근후엔 넷플릭스 봐야해서, 한번 듣고 패스합니다. ㅋㅋ 죄송합니다
level 8   75/100
뭔가 현란한 쇼를 펼쳐보이는데 아무런 감흥이 안든다.
2 likes
level 14   95/100
Recently I discovered I love dissonant death metal a lot more than most other kinds of death metal. I was guessing I was going to love this album, and it gave me everything I was hoping for. Major respect to these guys for being so the opposite of basic. Now I see why they have such a high reputation.
level 4   65/100
I don´t understand this album though I tried hard.
level 10   95/100
Gorguts - Obscura is awesome!!
level 13   100/100
돼지가 아니라 소크라테스엿어!
3 likes
level 10   100/100
공중부양하는 소크라테스라니 커버부터 예측불가능이다
2 likes
level 8   95/100
항상 들을때마다 기분이 좋은 앨범
level 12   90/100
2번 트랙은 들을때마다 크툴루신화가 생각난다
level 7   90/100
거미줄같은 앨범
level 9   95/100
참 신비한 앨범이다. 무진장 헤비하면서 독특하다. Gorguts의 색깔을 느껴보고 싶다면 이 앨범을.
2 likes
level 12   90/100
전작에 밀리지 않고 계속 질러주신다. 이번에 센튜리에서 리이슈 나왔으니 구매할 계획.
level 2   95/100
insane album, i love it

Gorguts Discography

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