Cosmogenesis (album)

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Studio album by Obscura
Released 17 February 2009 (2009-02-17)
Recorded 2008
Studio Woodshed Studios, Landshut
Genre Technical death metal, progressive death metal
Length 50:15
Label Relapse
Producer Obscura, V. Santura
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Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1] 9/10[2]
Hearwax Media 6.5/10 stars[3]
Storm Bringer 4/5 stars[4]

Cosmogenesis is the second studio album by German death metal band Obscura. It was released on 17 February 2009 by Relapse Records. The album debuted at No. 71 on the Top Heatseekers chart.[5]

A music video was released for the song "Anticosmic Overload".[6] The songs "Desolate Spheres" and "Centric Flow" are based on the poem "The Dance of Shiva".[7]

Cosmogenesis was awarded "Best Death Metal Album of the year 2009" by Loudwire.[8]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Steffen Kummerer.

No. Title Music Length
1. "Anticosmic Overload" Kummerer, Grossmann 4:17
2. "Choir of Spirits" Grossmann 5:31
3. "Universe Momentum" Münzner 4:34
4. "Incarnated" Kummerer 4:53
5. "Orbital Elements" (instrumental) Grossmann, Kummerer, Thesseling 5:22
6. "Desolate Spheres" Kummerer, Grossmann, Münzner 4:02
7. "Infinite Rotation" Grossmann 4:49
8. "Noospheres" Kummerer, Grossmann 5:05
9. "Cosmogenesis" Kummerer, Grossmann, Münzner, Thesseling 4:15
10. "Centric Flow" Grossmann 7:26
Total length: 50:15


Writing, performance and production credits are adapted from the album liner notes.[9]



Guest musicians[edit]

  • Victor Bullok a.k.a. V. Santura (Dark Fortress, Triptykon) – backing vocals on "Universe Momentum," "Desolate Spheres," "Noospheres," "Centric Flow"

Additional musicians[edit]

  • Tymon Kruidenier (ex-Cynic) – guitar solo on "Choir of Spirits"
  • Ron Jarzombek – guitar solo on "Cosmogenesis"


Artwork and design[edit]


  • Woodshed Studio, Landshut, Germany – recording, mixing, mastering


  1. ^ Prato, Greg. Cosmogenesis - Obscura at AllMusic
  2. ^ Alisoglu, scott. "CD Reviews - Cosmogenesis Obscura". Retrieved 14 May 2012. 
  3. ^ Hearwax Media review[dead link]
  4. ^ "Storm Bringer review" (in German). Retrieved 14 May 2012. 
  5. ^ "Obscura: 'Cosmogenesis' First-Week U.S. Sales Revealed". 25 February 2009. Retrieved 6 March 2009. 
  6. ^ "OBSCURA - The Anticosmic Overload (Official Music Video)". Relapse Records. 2009-03-03. Retrieved 2015-12-22. 
  7. ^ "The Dance of Shiva - A Poem by Paresh". 2012-04-10. Retrieved 2012-05-14. 
  8. ^ "Best Death Metal Album of each Year". 2017-06-02. Retrieved 2017-06-02. 
  9. ^ Cosmogenesis (booklet). Obscura. Relapse Records. 2009. 

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