The fourth full-length album by cult Italian Thrash Metal band.
Schizo have been pioneers of the Italian Extreme Metal scene together with Bulldozer and Necrodeath. Band was founded in 1984 and symbolizes one of the most important brand in Italian Extreme Metal scene. Chuck Schuldiner, mastermind of legendary Death band, was asked to join the band for the recording sessions of “Main Frame Collapse” in 1989; however, due to the intense activity with his band, Schuldiner was forced to deny the request. Schizo was on hold between 1999 and 2005. Their 2007 waited come back release, “Cicatriz Black”, has been extremely well received by critics and fans. In September of 2007, founding member Alberto Penzin decided to leave the band due to musical differences and personal problems with the rest of the band. Then, Dario Casabona was named as new four strings player. Band released the third and last full-length album in 2010, “Hallucination Cramps”.
The fourth album, “Rotten Spiral”, gives us intense, perfectly timed, beautifully executed melodies and harmonies, with some of the most cleverly mastered combinations between the instruments and vocals. “Rotten Spiral” is a real fast paced and head moving album from start to finish. If you remember the old school greats in Metal you’ll love this, with the track "Skeptic Flesh", and those melodic sections delivering power so intense it’ll blow your head off.
The solos are brilliantly crafted, from the dive bombs and pitched harmonics to the tremolo picking. The title track is brilliant, a real head mover throughout. Speed, ambience, power, riffs to melt your mind, vocally driven, and the solos to send shivers through you.
Overall, this is an incredible album, which would appeal to all Metalheads looking for something more from their Metal!
Punishment 18 Records, 2016 (P18R107). Made in Italy. First press.
1. Leaders Of Deception 5:44
2. Skeptic Flesh 4:11
3. Neurotic Propaganda 3:41
4. Rotten Spiral 6:54
5. Deathwire 2:39
6. Freikorps 4:58
7. Hysterical God 6:17
8. Final Warning 5:23
Total playing time: 39:52