|6th track of the album Enslaved|
|Sung by||Max Cavalera|
|Genre(s)||Groove metal, thrash metal|
|Written by||Max Cavalera|
|Produced by||Zeuss, Max Cavalera|
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"Redemption of Man by God"
"American Steel" is a track of the Soulfly album Enslaved, released in 2012. This song tributes Max Cavalera his love of heavy metal in America. This inspired the story about how he started his legendary career and how he got here, "Seriously, man, I would not be here without Ted Nugent, KISS, Van Halen, Metallica. I saw the original Van Halen in Brazil back in the early 1980s. For me, they brought it all back where it needed to be – they made music very special. I LOVE Van Halen, man. I would get haircuts like the guys in Metallica back then! America has produced such amazing stuff. I live in Arizona, now. I just love the American desert. The drama of it, the intensity – it totally influences my music now. My whole family loves it."
It is about killing the slaves by storm. The sitar is employed during the outro as well as interlude in the middle of the track followed right by breakdown.
In for the hill - American Steel This is the real - American Steel Breathe in the new - American Steel This is the bleeding - American Steel AAAARRRRGGGGHHHH!!!! In for the kill - American Steel Burning you'll feel - American Steel Massive Aggressive - American Steel Blackest of the black - American Steel AAAARRRRGGGGHHHH!!!! We are the storm, kill everyone - Under the sun We against the world, spiral downfall - Enter the swarm We against the world, judgement day - The killing horde We're stronger than hate, stronger than all - We are the storm The killing horde We are the storm Under the sun Enter the swarm The Killing horde
- Max Cavalera – vocals, four-string guitar, sitar
- Marc Rizzo – lead guitar
- Tony Campos – bass guitar
- David Kinkade – drums, percussion
- Max Cavalera – lyrics, music
Live-only songs on various albums