Retribution (Obscura album)

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Studio album by Obscura
Released August 2006
Recorded August 2004 at Mastersound Studios
November 2006 (Bonus Tracks)
Genre Progressive death metal
Melodic death metal
Death metal
Length 45:50
Label Vots Records, Relapse
Producer Obscura and Alexander Krull
V. Santura (Remaster)
Obscura chronology
Alternative cover
2010 remastered edition cover
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

Retribution is the debut album by German technical death metal band Obscura. It was originally self released in 2004 and later rereleased in 2006 on Vots Records. After the band signed to Relapse Records and released Cosmogenesis, it was decided to reissue Retribution. The reissue, which was remastered, was released in 2010 and featured bonus tracks and a new artwork.

Track listing[edit]

All music by Obscura, all lyrics by Steffen Kummerer, Morean and V. Santura except where noted.

Track listing
No. Title Music Length
1. "Humankind"   Jonas Baumgartl 2:48
2. "Nothing"   Steffen Kummerer 4:56
3. "Unhinged"   Steffen Kummerer 2:16
4. "None Shall Be Spared"   Jonas Baumgartl 5:58
5. "Alone"   Steffen Kummerer 3:44
6. "Hymn to a Nocturnal Visitor"   Stephan Bergbauer, Jonas Baumgartl 6:33
7. "Hate Anthem"   Steffen Kummerer 2:29
8. "Exit Life"   Steffen Kummerer, Jonas Baumgartl 3:48
9. "Sentiment"   Steffen Kummerer 6:11
10. "Sweet Silence"   Steffen Kummerer 3:15
11. "Lack of Comprehension (Death cover)"   Chuck Schuldiner 3:48
Total length:
2010 Reissue bonus tracks
No. Title Music Length
12. "Synthetically Revived (Suffocation cover)"   Terrance Hobbs, Frank Mullen and Michael Smith 4:04
13. "God of Emptiness (Morbid Angel cover)"   Trey Azagthoth, David Vincent 6:01
Total length:


  • Steffen Kummerer - guitars, vocals
  • Markus Lempsch − guitars
  • Jonas Fischer − bass
  • Jonas Baumgartl - drums, cello
Additional personnel
  • V.Santura - additional vocals, solo on track 8
  • Stephan Bergbauer - solo on track 9
  • Matthias Röderer - additional guitar on one track
  • Thorsten Bauer - additional guitar on one track
  • Martl Bauer - bass on one track
  • Orion Landau - design on reissue
  • Alexander Krull - producer
  • Obscura - producer
  • V.Santura - mastering engineer on the reissue


  1. ^ Prato, Greg. "Review: Retribution". Allmusic. Retrieved 7 April 2010.