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"Bethlehem's Blood"
7th track of the album Archangel
Sung by Max Cavalera
Duration 4:18
Genre(s) Black metal
Written by Max Cavalera
Produced by Matt Hyde
Alternate title "Jerusalem's Blood"
Previous track
"Shamash"
Next track
"Titans"

"Bethlehem's Blood" is a track of the Soulfly album Archangel, released in 2015. This song is similar in style to the debut Sepultura album Morbid Visions and Behemoth album Evangelion with tremolo-picked riff and blast beats on top with black metal style of Max's screaming. The hooks are flavored with a trumpet and flamenco guitar. The rhythm at the very beginning of this track is the same as that of the previous track "Shamash". The choir lasts for the final 20 seconds of this track.

This song tells the story about mass slaughtering infants in Bethlehem with resulting blood flooding the streets and the destruction of Solomon's Temple by Nebuchadnezzar II in the 6th century B.C. in Jerusalem.

The Metalholic website reviewing the album Archangel uses the title "Jerusalem's Blood" instead of "Bethlehem's Blood" when mentioning this song. Maybe Max Cavalera was going to title this song "Jerusalem's Blood" before changing it to what is now "Bethlehem's Blood". Although this song can preferably be called "Jerusalem's Blood" given that the city of Bethlehem is a suburb of Jerusalem.

Lyrics Edit

Chaldean - The Sacrosanct
Like pagan gods burning incense
Betrayal in Gethsemane
Fallen angels of perdition
Let it be written, let it be done...
And cut the flesh - Unholy One
Yerushalaim Nehereset
Jerusalem is falling... Falling

Let the streets flood with Bethlehem's blood
Let the streets flood with Bethlehem's blood

Inflict the hate - Odium of Cain
Like an abortion in the womb of pain
Baphomet or Belial
Threshold - Primordial
Let it be written, let it be done
Accuser of the blackened sun
Yerushalaim Nehereset
Jerusalem is burning... Burning...

On my command...

Let the streets flood with Bethlehem's blood
Let the streets flood with Bethlehem's blood

Die by my hand
May the blood descend again
Adonai - Jerusalem
Die by your hand
Execution in the holy land
Elohim - Jerusalem...
Amen...

Videos Edit

7 Bethlehem's Blood04:19

7 Bethlehem's Blood

Soulfly "Bethlehem's Blood" live at the Culture Room in Fort Lauderdale, FL (10 24 2015)01:31

Soulfly "Bethlehem's Blood" live at the Culture Room in Fort Lauderdale, FL (10 24 2015)

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