Top 10 Songs on Obscura’s Cosmogenesis

This is the second studio album by German death metal band Obscura, released in 2009.
Cosmogenesis is a critically acclaimed album.

Subgenres: Progressive death metal, Technical death metal
Softer songs are closer to progressive death metal, heavier songs are closer to technical death metal. Obscura music is heavy but not brutal, it's compex and technical yet melodic (but without turning into melodic death metal). I think they found an interesting formula for a balanced sound that is heavy and beautiful at the same time.

Steffen Kummerer - guitar, vocals, lyrics
Christian Münzner - guitar
Jeroen Paul Thesseling - fretless bass
Hannes Grossmann - drums

The Top Ten

1 Universe Momentum Universe Momentum

I forgot to mention in the list description that Cosmogenesis was awarded "Best Death Metal Album of the year 2009" by Loudwire. I agree with that. - Metal_Treasure

It was difficult to rank the songs on this album because they are all very good and I have changed my mind several times. There isn't a single bad song on this album.
If you like Crystal Mountain by Death (and anything by late proggie Death), you will probably like Obscura music, too. - Metal_Treasure

2 Centric Flow Centric Flow

This is the longest song on this album (7:26) and one of the heaviest. - Metal_Treasure

3 Orbital Elements Orbital Elements

A soft and beautiful instrumental that even non-metal fans would enjoy if they like instrumentals. - Metal_Treasure

4 Cosmogenesis

One of the heavier songs on the album. Guitar solo is by a guest musician - Ron Jarzombek, the Godfather of technical metal. - Metal_Treasure

5 Choir of Spirits

A faster and heavier song with deep growls but it's somehow melodic.
Guitar solo by Tymon Kruidenier (ex-Cynic) - Metal_Treasure

6 Desolate Spheres

This song includes 30 seconds of jazz fusion music. I like Steffen growls on this one. - Metal_Treasure

7 Anticosmic Overload

This is available on youtube, guitar playthrough by Steffen Kummerer:
OBSCURA - "Anticosmic Overload" (Official Guitar Playthrough) - Metal_Treasure

8 Incarnated

Sounds quite emotion, love it

It has a long and very beautiful outro. - Metal_Treasure

9 Infinite Rotation

Intro is heavier but most of the song is softer than the average on this album, it's more progressive than technical death metal. - Metal_Treasure

10 Noospheres

It's a softer, feeling-oriented song. I feel almost guilty for putting a song from this album at #10, last... - Metal_Treasure

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List Stats

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Top Remixes

1. Centric Flow
2. Desolate Spheres
3. Orbital Elements
1. Universe Momentum
2. Centric Flow
3. Orbital Elements
1. Universe Momentum
2. Cosmogenesis
3. Centric Flow


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