Schizophrenia (Sepultura album)

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Schizophrenia
Studio album by Sepultura
Released October 30, 1987
Recorded August 1987 at J. G. Estudio, Belo Horizonte
Genre Thrash metal, death metal
Length 56:45
Label Cogumelo
Producer Sepultura, Jeff Daniels
Sepultura chronology
Morbid Visions
(1986)
Schizophrenia
(1987)
Beneath the Remains
(1989)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]

Schizophrenia is the second studio album by Brazilian thrash metal band Sepultura, released in 1987 through Cogumelo Records. It is the first album for the band with Andreas Kisser. The album's sound leans more towards the thrash metal genre than the previous album Morbid Visions, which is closer to death metal and black metal. All songs were recorded during August 1987, except for the bonus track "Troops of Doom" which was recorded during August 26–27, 1990.

In America the band sent radio playlists at a time when they were struggling to book gigs because club owners were afraid to book them due to their style.[2] Roadrunner Records signed them and released Schizophrenia internationally before seeing the band perform in person.[3][4]

Musical style[edit]

Kisser states that, when he joined Sepultura in '87, he

...brought in some new influences - traditional heavy metal and a more melodic style. It was an immediate meeting of minds. We understood where each other was coming from musically and we knew we could find a way to put all our influences together and make the music work.[5]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Max Cavalera and Andreas Kisser, all music composed by Sepultura, except where noted.

No. Title Length
1. "Intro"   0:31
2. "From the Past Comes the Storms"   4:55
3. "To the Wall" (lyrics by Vladimir Korg) 5:36
4. "Escape to the Void"   4:38
5. "Inquisition Symphony" (instrumental) 7:13
6. "Screams Behind the Shadows"   4:48
7. "Septic Schizo"   4:31
8. "The Abyss" (instrumental) 1:01
9. "R.I.P. (Rest in Pain)"   4:36
1990 reissue
No. Title Length
10. "Troops of Doom" (music and lyrics by Igor Cavalera, Jairo Guedes, Max Cavalera and Paulo Jr) 3:17
1997 Remaster
No. Title Length
11. "The Past Reborns the Storms (Demo Version)"   5:08
12. "Septic Schizo (Rough Mix)"   4:34
13. "To the Wall (Rough Mix)"   5:31

Credits[edit]

Sepultura

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rivadavia, Eduardo. "Schizophrenia - Sepultura". AllMusic. Retrieved 11 May 2005.
  2. ^ Baird, Robert (1993-05-12). "The Boys from Brazil Transplanted to Phoenix, Sepultura Strives for Death Metal with a Conscience". Phoenix New Times. Retrieved 2010-08-03. 
  3. ^ "Sepultura". MTV. Retrieved August 2, 2010. 
  4. ^ Colon, Suzan (1991-08-01). "Name That Tomb". Miami New Times. Retrieved 2010-08-02. 
  5. ^ Shapiro, 1993, page 14.

Further reading[edit]

  • Shapiro, Marc (1993). Andreas Kisser Plays it Weird. Guitar presents Speed Demons of Metal, 12-14, 27.