If you like German tech-death, you’re already an Obscura fan that knows they have a new album coming out, Akroasis. You’ve also likely heard the title track from the album, which will be out on Relapse on February 5th, and thought “damn, that was good. I wish I could hear at least one new track from them before the year’s out.” Luckily, the folks at Relapse and Loudwire read your mind, and today they unveiled another track from the album. “Sermon of the Seven Suns” is an epic seven-minute song that opens the album. Here’s what the band’s vocalist Steffen Kummerer says about the track:
“’Sermon of the Seven Suns,’ the opening track of our fourth album Akróasis, perfectly blends all sides of Obscura, past and present. Signature riffing, shredtastic seven strings and trade off solos combined with the unique use of multi-tuplet odd time rhythms, multilayered patterns on all instruments and the high end production we have been looking for years. Using analog equipment and our live setups only, Akróasis turned into the most organic record up to date. The drums sound crystal clear, each bass and guitar notes are audible with the vocals framing each arrangement within a bright mix and wide range of dynamics.”
Akroasis will be out on February 5 on Relapse Records. You can preorder it here.