’Retribution’ is the first full-length album from technical death metallers OBSCURA and now re-released
with a new and better cover artwork and 3 bonus tracks.
And well... I was quite eager to get my hands on this re-release because I was totally blown away by
their 2009 release ‘Cosmogenesis’. And even though that I find ‘Cosmogenesis’ better than ’Retribution’
I’m not disappointed. OBSCURA knows how to play that’s for sure and this CD reminds me of such bands
as DEATH, ATHEIST and PESTILLENCE with a hint of a blackened death metal band.
We get lots of twists and turns and blast-beats and the excellent track “Exit Life” is worth the whole CD
alone. OBSCURA’S music is not for everyone and will probably only attract pure death metal fans... BUT I could be wrong. I’m sure that fans of technical metal in general could find something they like on their albums.
I’m impressed with how good they are to weave riff after riff together to a final song without sounding
completely boring as some bands in this genre tends to do. You find new things that blow your socks off with every single listen and their music really comes alive when you bury your head in your headphones. And ’Retribution’ grows with every single listen... period.
’Retribution’ is not quite as strong as ‘Cosmogenesis’ but a very solid start for this band.
Check it out now.