这是一张敢于和SLAYER的Reign In Blood比肩的Thrash专集，冲这，它就绝对值得收！因为牛逼可不是吹出来的，听完这张专集的感觉更是如此，虽然不能说就真的灭了 SLAYER（SLAYER在俺心目中始终是无可替代！），但其中蕴涵的力量也足以让人吃惊。如果把两者的音乐比做扁人手段，SEPULTURA用的是铁拳，将你锤晕；SLAYER用的就是鹰爪，将你撕碎。都够你一戗，但致命度还是有差别的。 版权所有：偏执狂金属网
第三首开板就有小段精彩的Solo，整曲的Riff基本是从整齐的中快往狂乱的高速发展，以间奏作为为两个循环的分界，是这张专集里比较讲求变化和编排的一曲，最后Riff与鼓的配合是不是有点硬核味？然后一小段贝司 Solo结束整曲，不过俺说了这种小把戏不好玩。 版权所有：偏执狂金属网
第六、七、八、九首简直就是姐妹篇，差不多都，连两段Solo 出现的位置和形式都大体相同，一段是快速的进行曲式的拨弦，一段是尖啸的正统激流Solo。节奏变化不多，高速Riff贯穿始终，基本上就是最纯粹的那种 Thrash，没一点花样，虽然没前几首那么有特点，不过这样倒更爽，可以不受干扰的连续甩头。 版权所有：偏执狂金属网
P.S.：专集内页有一封潦草的信，其中最后一段，主唱兼节奏吉他MAX说他不能把 Schizophrenia这张专集寄给某人，是因为邮费的缘故？！他MAX至于这么穷吗，还是故意哭穷博取同情，意在尽快签约？老外的思维方式他妈的是怪！版权所有：偏执狂金属网 -ASSHOLE
Despite their fairly high popularity level, for a metal band, Sepultura has never seemed to get the kind of respect they deserve. They general have been placed behind all the big American thrash bands in the great hierarchy of metal bands, which is a shame, because they make some killer music. Frankly, this album and the later Arise surpass anything I've ever heard from Slayer, Anthrax or Megadeth, and are as good or better than anything Metallica has done other than Master of Puppets. Sure, they may be a bit derivative, but well, pretty much all the other thrash bands were inspired by Metallica anyway, so that's no more valid a criticism of them than anyone else. And besides, innovation is nice, but it's not the main concern. Sometimes, most of the time, really, it's good just to do something many others do better, than just about anybody else, which is precisely what Sepultura has done with this album.
I'll get my one complaint out of the way. Max's vocals aren't very good on this album. They aren't obnoxiously bad, but they're nothing special, and they're 100 times better on Arise, where they became deeper and more intense. They do have a distinct flavor here, as Max has an extremely thick accent and clearly doesn't speak English well at all. Still, this is a minor complaint.
Stylistically, this album is sort of mid-way between Reign in Blood and mid 80's Metallica, combining the increased speed with the longer, more intricate structures. This album is flat-out the most intense thrash album I've ever heard.(it's death-thrash, really) Sure, it may let up more than Reign in Blood, but not too much, and when it really gets going it's heavier AND faster than anything on RiB. From a sheer technical standpoint, it's hard to believe how young these guys were(18-20 years). Though the songs aren't terribly long, they avoid conventional pop structures, and sometimes go beyond the standard thrash structure.(long intro-2verses/choruses-long instrumental-chorus.) Beyond that, they simply have a nearly absurd number of riff changes, more than just about any metal album I can think of. Igor's drumming is very nicely done, not as complex as it would become but still very powerful. Andreas' leads are strong as well, particularly on Inner Self and Lobotomy.
There isn't any filler here, though 2 tracks, Sarcastic Existence and Hungry are merely good rather than great. It opens up with the title track, which, minus the intro, is a very Slayer-like song, with a blazingly fast opening 2 verses giving way to a slower, groovier bridge, coming back to the chorus.(a la War Ensemble, Angel of Death, Ghosts of War etc.) Inner Self is one of the slower tracks, with the strongest solo on the album. Mass Hypnosis is probably may favorite track on the album. It's got a simply unbelieveble amount of energy and power, with a slower, memorable chorus contrasted with lightning fast and staccatto rhythm guitar abuse in the verses. Slaves of Pain also stands out, with another great chorus. The last real standout track is the closer, Primitive Future, which is perhaps the most explosively energetic thrash track I've ever heard, and truly a perfect way to close an outstanding album. The bonus tracks don't add too much, but I don't think too much about them either way, since they aren't truly part of the album.
Anyways, thrash rules, Sepultura rules thrash, therefore, buy Sepultura.
1. Beneath The Remains
2. Inner Self
3. Stronger Than Hate
4. Mass Hypnosis
5. Sarcastic Existence
6. Slaves Of Pain
9. Primitive Future