Release date
1 Jul 1991
Running length
8 tracks
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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Intro / From the Past Comes the Storms 5:28 49
2 To the Wall 5:39 42,192
3 Escape to the Void 4:29 42,230
4 Inquisition Symphony 7:16 39,160
5 Screams Behind the Shadows 4:50 33,543
6 Septic Schizo 4:34 35,428
7 The Abyss 1:02 44,932
8 R. I. P. (Rest in Pain) 4:35 247

About this album

The second studio album by Brazilian thrash metal band Sepultura, released in 1987 through Cogumelo records. It is the first album of the band with Andreas Kisser. The album’s sound leads more towards the thrash metal genre than the previous album Morbid Visions, which is basically a death metal record.
All songs were recorded during August 1987, except for the bonus track “Troops of Doom” which was recorded during August 26-27, 1990.

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  • tamatamtek


    15 Jun 11:41am Reply
  • nlventura93

    Looking back, this is probably their best...either this or Arise.

    11 Jun 11:49am Reply
  • RippedtoShreds

    My favorite Sepultura album, you can find the best riffs ever here.

    3 May 3:27pm Reply
  • rOnieAirhead

    adorable piece of thrash.

    24 Mar 11:16am Reply
  • Phyllobius

    I really dig the drums on this one. Great primitive thrash!

    25 Oct 2013 Reply
  • ErnestoLL

    This album is so naive, yet so brutal and honest... 20 y.o. boys will never do such thing again...

    8 Oct 2013 Reply
  • super_ruben09

    Beneath the Remains edges it out ever so slightly for me, but yeah, this is first-rate thrash.

    2 Sep 2013 Reply
  • BlackPanther6

    Great album.

    23 Jun 2013 Reply
  • Joa1Albafica

    Andreas Rules!

    14 Apr 2013 Reply
  • Montslaveden

    Really...this is my first favourite album by them and it's still best

    13 Mar 2013 Reply
  • StellaNUFC

    Masterpiece! [1,000,000]

    28 Feb 2013 Reply
  • warslaught

    This album is almost as good as Sodom's Persecution Mania. Which is my personal favourite thrash release. [2]

    18 Feb 2013 Reply
  • octopuss22

    Still i remember my first touch with this masterpiece. One early, snowy morning on my way to school. Great memories. Still i am asking myself how can one album be that amazing like this one.

    8 Feb 2013 Reply
  • bloodclox

    Sounds like the toms used on kreator's pleasure to kill. I fucking love that shit. I feel like I'm in a construction zone. If you have no idea what im talking about just listen to fills in "To the wall" @ 1:50. Hate the production on this album though. overall really solid album. My least favorite of the first 4 albums but its still REALLY REALLY good.

    7 Feb 2013 Reply
  • Kertalaaki

    So good it hurts!

    3 Feb 2013 Reply
  • Idiots-Rule

    Very underrated album in Sepultura's discography, or at least I think it doesn't get its rightful recognition. I remember buying it a day after skipping class as usual, my friend and I were just about to go to rehearse with our band, and I went into the record store and bought this on the way ... It was 2006, feels so long ago ...

    7 Jan 2013 Reply
  • octopuss22

    This album is almost as good as Sodom's Persecution Mania. Which is my personal favourite thrash release. Therefore this is among the greatest metal albums generally...

    31 Dec 2012 Reply
  • IBrokeTheOath

    Fuck me for not listening to this more often.

    20 Nov 2012 Reply
  • yowassup700

    Inquisition Symphony, 'nuff said

    20 Aug 2012 Reply
  • toreriku

    sepultura's "ride the lightning". killer vocals.

    29 May 2012 Reply
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