Schizophrenia (Sepultura album)

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Studio album by Sepultura
Released October 30, 1987
Recorded August 1987 at J. G. Estudio, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Genre Thrash metal, death metal
Length 37:49
Label Cogumelo, Roadrunner
Producer Sepultura, Jeff Daniels
Sepultura chronology
Morbid Visions
Beneath the Remains
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]

Schizophrenia is the second studio album by Brazilian thrash metal band Sepultura, released on October 30, 1987 by 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 stylistically closer to death metal[2] and black metal.[1] 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 the time when they were struggling to book gigs because club owners were afraid to book them due to their style.[3] Roadrunner Records signed them and released Schizophrenia internationally before seeing the band perform in person.[4][5]

Musical style[edit]

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

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" ('90 re-record, 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




  1. ^ a b Rivadavia, Eduardo. "Schizophrenia - Sepultura". AllMusic. Retrieved 2005-05-11.
  2. ^ Avelar, Idelber (2011). "Otherwise National: Locality and Power in the Art of Sepultura". In Wallach, Jeremy; Berger, Harris M.; Greene, Paul D. Metal Rules the Globe: Heavy Metal Music Around the World. Duke University Press. p. 139. ISBN 978-0-8223-4733-0. 
  3. ^ 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. 
  4. ^ "Sepultura". MTV. Retrieved 2010-08-02. 
  5. ^ Colon, Suzan (1991-08-01). "Name That Tomb". Miami New Times. Retrieved 2010-08-02. 
  6. ^ Shapiro, 1993, page 14.

Further reading[edit]

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