Since 1983 the name Cavalera has become synonymous with extreme metal music, a name that to this day still holds the highest regard, a family legacy built upon decades of musical aggression. Over forty years ago, the Cavalera brothers were spearheading the first wave of thrash, death and black metal, and despite their faraway Latin-American roots, have garnished worldwide attention and critical acclaim with their ferocious songwriting and unstoppable drive.

In 2023, Max and Iggor Cavalera achieved what some would say was an impossible feat; they revisited their earliest releases, "Morbid Visions" and "Bestial Devastation", and re-recorded them with bone-breaking intensity. A risk that few would dare to even attempt, yet they artfully and prolifically attained their trademark raw sound by means that could only be described as magic or time travel. It seems that the ball would not stop rolling for the brothers from Brazil though, as now they are entering the final chapter of their early-days trilogy.

“Schizophrenia" is an iconic album in terms of early thrash and death metal, a household name for those of us invested in extreme metal. This was the point where the Cavaleras refined their dark, dingy, speed influenced songs, into something a bit more matured, developed and technical. Decades later, they have once more unlocked the asylum that is “Schizophrenia”, opening the doors to that banished, twisted recording.

Much like “Morbid Visions” and “Bestial Devastation”, “Schizophrenia” beheld the promise of articulate songwriting, that was only hindered by the technology of analog recording in the eighties. Despite the thrashing riffs, hammering drums, and ghoulish growls, the production of this album was lackluster, leaving much to be desired by listeners around the world.   


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