Omnivium

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Omnivium
Studio album by Obscura
Released 29 March 2011
Recorded 2010 at Woodshed Studios in Landshut
Genre Progressive death metal, technical death metal
Label Relapse
Producer Victor "V.Santura" Bullok and Obscura
Obscura chronology
Cosmogenesis
(2009)
Omnivium
(2011)
Illegimitation
(2012)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Heavy Blog Is Heavy 5/5 stars[1]
Thrash Hits (5.5/6)[2]
Thrash Magazine (9.5/10)[3]

Omnivium is the third studio album released by German death metal band Obscura, and the second album of Obscura's four album concept. The album was recorded at Woodshed Studio in southern, Germany with engineer Victor Bullok (also known as V.Santura). It was released by Relapse Records on 29 March 2011.

The album is based on Friedrich Schelling's "On Nature's Connection to the Spirit World".[4]

Obscura released the track "Septuagint" to the public on 19 January 2011.[5][6] The second song from Omnivium, "Vortex Omnivium", was released to the public on 24 February 2011.[7] The limited edition album includes a bonus track, a cover of Cacophony's "Concerto", embroidered Obscura patch, guitar pick, and an album cover sticker.

Omnivium debuted at #11 on the USA's Top Heatseekers chart,[8] and at #14 on Germany's Media Control Newcomer chart.,[9] furthermore, within the first week the album sold 2000 copies the US.

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics by Steffen Kummerer.

No. Title Music Length
1. "Septuagint"   Müenzner, Kummerer, Grossmann 7:18
2. "Vortex Omnivium"   Müenzner, Grossmann 4:14
3. "Ocean Gateways"   Grossmann, Kummerer 5:56
4. "Euclidean Elements"   Grossmann 4:51
5. "Prismal Dawn"   Kummerer, Thesseling, Grossmann 6:21
6. "Celestial Spheres"   Grossmann 5:28
7. "Velocity"   Kummerer, Grossmann 6:04
8. "A Transcendental Serenade"   Müenzner, Kummerer, Grossmann, Thesseling 6:13
9. "Aevum"   Grossmann, Thesseling 7:51
Total length:
54:15

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tokgozoglu, Noyan. Heavy Blog Is Heavy Review.
  2. ^ Album: Obscura – Omnivium thrashhits.com. 2011-03-21. Retrieved on 2011-03-26.
  3. ^ "Album: Obscura - Omnivium". Thrash Magazine. Retrieved 2011-06-22. 
  4. ^ "BLABBERMOUTH.NET - OBSCURA: ‘Omnivium' Cover Artwork Unveiled". Roadrunnerrecords.com. Retrieved 2012-02-10. 
  5. ^ "Obscura Streaming New Song Online - in Metal News". Metal Underground.com. Retrieved 2012-02-10. 
  6. ^ "BLABBERMOUTH.NET - OBSCURA: New Song Available For Streaming". Roadrunnerrecords.com. Retrieved 2012-02-10. 
  7. ^ "OBSCURA Vortex Omnivium song premiere - Videos on Demand". Metal Injection. Retrieved 2012-02-10. 
  8. ^ Obscura's Omnivium Debuts On Billboard Heatseekers Chart bravewords.com. 2011-04-11. Retrieved on 2011-08-11.
  9. ^ Obscura: 'Omnivium' Enters German Media Control Newcomers Chart psychozine.eu. Retrieved on 2011-08-11.