Omnivium

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Omnivium
OBSCURA-OMNIVIUM.jpg
Studio album by Obscura
Released 29 March 2011 (2011-03-29)
Recorded June–October 2010
Studio Woodshed Studios, Landshut, Germany
Genre Technical death metal, progressive death metal
Length 54:15
Label Relapse
Producer Obscura, Victor Bullok
Obscura chronology
Cosmogenesis
(2009)
Omnivium
(2011)
Illegimitation
(2012)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Exclaim! favorable[1]
PopMatters 8/10 stars[2]
Revolver 4/5[3]

Omnivium is the third studio album released by German death metal band Obscura, and the second album of Obscura's four album concept.[4] 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".[5]

Obscura released the track "Septuagint" to the public on 19 January 2011.[6][7] The second song from Omnivium, "Vortex Omnivium", was released to the public on 24 February 2011.[8] The limited edition album included a bonus track, a cover of Cacophony's "Concerto", an embroidered Obscura patch, a guitar pick, and an album cover sticker.

Omnivium debuted at #11 on the USA's Top Heatseekers chart,[9] and at #14 on Germany's Media Control Newcomer chart.,[10] furthermore, within the first week the album sold 2000 copies the US.

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Steffen Kummerer.

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

Credits[edit]

Writing, performance and production credits are adapted from the album liner notes.[11]

Personnel[edit]

Obscura[edit]

Guest musicians[edit]

Production[edit]

Artwork and design[edit]

Studios[edit]

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

Charts[edit]

Chart Peak
position
US Top Heatseekers Albums (Billboard)[13] 11

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pratt, Greg (March 26, 2011). "Obscura Omnivium". exclaim.ca. Retrieved July 4, 2015. 
  2. ^ Begrand, Adrien (April 17, 2011). "Obscura: Omnivium". www.popmatters.com. PopMatters. Retrieved July 4, 2015. 
  3. ^ Read, Clarke (March 29, 2011). "Review: Obscura – Omnivium". www.revolvermag.com. NewBay Media. Retrieved July 4, 2015. 
  4. ^ http://www.metalunderground.com/interviews/details.cfm?newsid=66151
  5. ^ "BLABBERMOUTH.NET - OBSCURA: 'Omnivium' Cover Artwork Unveiled". Roadrunnerrecords.com. Retrieved 2012-02-10. 
  6. ^ "Obscura Streaming New Song Online - in Metal News". Metal Underground.com. Retrieved 2012-02-10. 
  7. ^ "BLABBERMOUTH.NET - OBSCURA: New Song Available For Streaming". Roadrunnerrecords.com. Retrieved 2012-02-10. 
  8. ^ "OBSCURA Vortex Omnivium song premiere - Videos on Demand". Metal Injection. Retrieved 2012-02-10. 
  9. ^ Obscura's Omnivium Debuts On Billboard Heatseekers Chart bravewords.com. 2011-04-11. Retrieved on 2011-08-11.
  10. ^ Obscura: 'Omnivium' Enters German Media Control Newcomers Chart psychozine.eu. Retrieved on 2011-08-11.
  11. ^ Omnivium (booklet). Obscura. Relapse Records. 2011. 
  12. ^ http://www.heavyblogisheavy.com/2016/05/24/connecting-the-dots-obscura/
  13. ^ "Obscura – Chart history" Billboard Top Heatseekers Albums for Obscura.

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