Sepultura - Schizophrenia
30 October 1987

01. Intro
02. From The Past Comes The Storms
03. To The Wall
04. Escape To The Void
05. Inquisition Symphony
06. Screams Behind The Shadows
07. Septic Schizo
08. The Abyss
09. R.I.P. (Rest In Pain)
10. Troops Of Doom [1990 re-release bonus]
11. The Past Reborns The Storms [demo] [1997 remastered re-release bonus]
12. Septic Schizo [1997 remastered re-release bonus]
13. To The Wall [1997 remastered re-release bonus]

Schizophrenia - a serious mental illness in which someone's thoughts and feelings are not based on what is really happening around them - a really nasty one but Sepultura's album is even nastier! It's easy to figure out why this album is called like this - it's just sickly fast and brutal! While recording this album Sepultura wasn't really known outside of Brazil - they weren't even known inside their own country - but this album made them famous all over Brazil, though it wasn't originally released outside of the beautiful country where dancing and having fun never ends. This album was an great impact - real Sepultura's career has begun with it.

Why did this album become so popular? That's easy! It's a great album and it contains everything what you would expect from a thrash metal band! Music is really extremely fast! I think that Igor Cavallera plays drums even faster than Dave Lombardo! He hits the drums with such power that sometimes it feels like blowing your brain into space! He's done there a really great job. But what would be a metal album without some great solos? It wouldn't be a metal album - but Schizophrenia has some really extreme solos! Just listen to "To The Wall" and "Troops Of Doom" - these tracks contain some unforgettable solos! They're fast as hell!

Max Cavallera's voice fits just perfect to the music - it's something between death and thrash vocals. Fortunately there is no screaming on this album - it just wouldn't fit to the lyrics which are a real masterpiece - just read "Troops Of Doom" lyrics - a great apocalyptic vision!
These album is a real thrill for all thrash metal fans! It has everything what a metalhead needs. With track like "From The Past Comes The Storms" and "Rest In Pain" this is a perfect album for every thrash fan. And if you're a instrumentals fan there is another good news for you - there is a composition called "Inquisition Symphony" - a great and fast one! Even Apocalytpica coverd it - but the original version is a lot better.

As I'm getting near the end - you have no choice! This album is a "must have" for every extreme metal fan - if you haven't heard it yet and consider yourself as a thrash fan you're just a poser. So what are you waiting for? March to a music store or Troops of Doom gonna' get you!

Band profile: Sepultura
Album: Schizophrenia


written by tomeku | 22.03.2004

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yonga - 22.09.2006 at 19:39  
best fuckin' album by sepultura
Dangerboner - 23.09.2006 at 06:05  
yep, my favorite too. It's a shame that they couldn't be consistent.

lol edit: probably not my favorite by them anymore, but still good...
m3ta1he4d - 17.10.2007 at 07:49  
Sepultura's Schizophrenia! One of my top three favorite Sepultura album. It is the second LP album released in 1987. Mix of death metal and thrash metal!
Mr. Doctor - 15.06.2008 at 00:36  
This album will always be my favorite Sepultura-album
Is jusst brilliant and the best part of all... like you said, it's nasty as fuck.

I really feel the madness that comes from the music.
flordimaria - 04.04.2009 at 09:23  
Not just for one of best Sepultura albums!!!
Uirapuru - 13.06.2009 at 08:11  
Amazing piece of art. One of their best efforts. Damn, all tracks have excellents parts or are perfect. To the wall and Escape to the void make the perfects highlights.
JohnWayneGacy666 - 10.04.2010 at 18:39  
THIS IS A METAL MASTERPIECE EARLY SEPULTURA Was awesome when max left it went a long way downhiil
soadbyob - 10.04.2010 at 21:19  
Perfection, Sepultura style. Dont know why it dosent get as much credit as Chaos AD or Roots
Koen Smits - 14.04.2010 at 00:11  
I still prefere Arise, but it's stupid to compare those albums.
I bought Schizophrenia in '90 I think and what a revelation it was!
In those days we didn't care about production. We wanted our metal straight-forward and that's just what this album is. One of their best.
XbernieX - 08.07.2010 at 22:52  
I thought this album would be boring, but when I first listened to it, it blew my mind! definetly a 'must have' for metal fans.:banger2:

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