Beyond Obsession – Moments Of Truth


Finally they have found their groove

The album 'Moments Of Truth' is already the third out­put from the ger­man band 'Beyond Obsession'. I'm abso­lutely sur­prised at the extremely var­ied and ima­gin­at­ive play. I know I heard the pre­de­cessor, but must hon­estly con­fess that I can not really remem­ber any of the songs. This will cer­tainly not hap­pen to me with the cur­rent avail­able record 'Moments Of Truth'. This is a catchy, mod­ern 'trib­ute to the 80s' album!

When memories start to recall

Some tracks remind me imme­di­ately to some great bands of the genre. I guess that they are heav­ily inspired by this bands, but don't under­stand me wrong, the songs of 'Beyond Obsession' have def­in­itely their own spir­it.

The album title is chosen per­fectly due the title-giv­en song 'The Moment Of Truth' that is the strongest one on this record. The song starts with a typ­ic­al 'Depeche Mode'-esque noise effect. When the chor­us starts you have this won­der­ful, dreamy 80s sound and feel­ing. But over­all this is a clas­sic Synth Pop with many mod­ern aspects.

The mid-tempo song 'Not My Home' has finest 'Erasure' inspired bonds that shines espe­cially bright when the refrain begins. The superb song 'Funeral' has the qual­ity and the emo­tions of the 'Unversed In Love' album (1995) of 'De/Vision'. The song con­tains in a beau­ti­ful and eleg­ant way the typ­ic­al 90s piano Synth Pop sound. Furthermore, we have the song 'My Quiet Moments' that is strongly influ­enced by 'And One' sounds. But even more, the good ini­tial years. An already almost EBM mod­er­ate beat with high pitched melody. The last song 'Night Driven' could be eas­ily be a Martin Gore bal­lad on an early 'Depeche Mode' album.

Definitely no copycat

But as I already said, all the songs have their own 'Beyond Obsession' spir­it and sound gor­geous to me. From my point of view 'Beyond Obsession' have done everything right. If the fol­low this path, I'm pretty sure the big suc­cess and a true Synth Pop fan com­munity will fol­low. If you feel reminded by some­thing else too, when you listen­ing to this abso­lutely recom­men­ded album, please write in the com­ment section.

By the way, this album also made it into our art­icle ‘The best Synth Pop and genre-related albums 2016‘. Read now.

Track By Track Rating

Beyond Obsession Moments Of Truth
Beyond Obsession – Moments Of Truth
Louder Than Me
The Weight Your The Words
Not My Home
The Moment Of Truth
Cant Sleep
Ghost Pictures
Just Thought
Memories Fade
My Quiet Moments
Night Driven
The Moment Of Truth
(Nothing to report here)

Watch and listen to the official album teaser