Retribution (Obscura album)

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Retribution
Retribution obscura.jpg
Studio album by Obscura
Released August 2006
Recorded August 2004 at Mastersound Studios
November 2006 (Bonus Tracks)
Genre Technical death metal
Length 45:50
Label Vots Records, Relapse
Producer Obscura and Alexander Krull
V. Santura (Remaster)
Obscura chronology
Retribution
(2006)
Cosmogenesis
(2009)
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]

Track listing
No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Humankind" Steffen Kummerer, Morean, V. Santura Jonas Baumgartl 2:48
2. "Nothing" Steffen Kummerer, Morean, V. Santura Steffen Kummerer 4:56
3. "Unhinged" Steffen Kummerer, Morean, V. Santura Steffen Kummerer 2:16
4. "None Shall Be Spared" Steffen Kummerer, Morean, V. Santura Jonas Baumgartl 5:58
5. "Alone" V. Santura Steffen Kummerer 3:44
6. "Hymn to a Nocturnal Visitor" Steffen Kummerer, Morean, V. Santura Stephan Bergbauer 6:33
7. "Intoxicated" V. Santura Steffen Kummerer 2:29
8. "Exit Life" V. Santura Steffen Kummerer 3:48
9. "Sentiment" Steffen Kummerer Steffen Kummerer, Jonas Baumgartl 6:11
10. "Sweet Silence" (Instrumental) Steffen Kummerer 3:15
11. "Lack of Comprehension (Death cover)" Chuck Schuldiner Chuck Schuldiner 3:48
Total length: 45:50
2010 Reissue bonus tracks
No. Title Music Length
12. "Synthetically Revived (Suffocation cover)" Doug Cerrito, Terrance Hobbs 4:04
13. "God of Emptiness (Morbid Angel cover)" Trey Azagthoth, David Vincent 6:01
Total length: 55:55
2010 Japanese Reissue bonus tracks
No. Title Lyrics Music Length
14. "Decade ov Therion (Behemoth cover)" Krzysztof Azarewicz Nergal 3:37
15. "Wings (Vader cover)" Paweł Frelik Piotr Wiwczarek 3:09
Total length: 62:41

Personnel[edit]

Obscura
  • 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
Production
  • Alexander Krull - producer
  • Obscura - producer
  • V.Santura - mastering engineer on the reissue

References[edit]

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