|"Blood Fire War Hate"|
|1st track of the album Conquer|
|Sung by||Max Cavalera, David Vincent|
|Genre(s)||Death metal, thrash metal|
|Lyrics by||Max Cavalera, David Vincent|
|Composed by||Max Cavalera|
|Produced by||Max Cavalera|
| Next track|
|Released on||February 9, 2009|
"Blood Fire War Hate" is the leadoff track of the Soulfly album Conquer, released in 2008. This song was the second single released from the album in early February 2009, more than six months after the album itself was released in late July 2008. The lyrics explore each word of the song title, when hate fuels war involving fire resulting in blood. This song is rather fast, in a style of death metal resembling Morbid Angel album Blessed Are the Sick or Covenant, and the lyrics are sung rather fast. The intro and outro of this song is orchestral with tribal drum-flavored beats that sound like "army marching out the gates of hell" according to one review, while 'blood fire war hate' is repeatedly sung gently during those parts.
Max Cavalera commented on the Roadrunner website about this song, "I'm excited to open the record with a fast song. Usually Soulfly albums begin mid-tempo, but this reminds me of Beneath the Remains. This song also has one of the biggest hooks I've ever done. I can close my eyes and picture huge festival crowds singing it. When the fast part comes in, it's just war." David Vincent, Morbid Angel frontman, is the guest that greatly satisfied Cavalera, "His screaming on that song was off the wall!"
The song is featured in the video game Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City, played in the radio station LCHC (Liberty City Hardcore).
Blood, Fire, War, Hate [repeated 13x] Blood, Fire, War, Hate [repeated 4x] Blood, Fire, War, Hate It's everywhere It's in their faces Blood, Fire, War, Pain Everybody is going insane Blood, Fire, Hell, Heaven, AK 47 Blood, Fire, War, Hate It's all around It's in your face Blood, Fire, War, Hate The worlds hostage, no escape Blood, Fire, War, Thunder The whole world under murder Blood, Fire, Earthquake Retaliation without end Blood, Fire, War, Hate Will it ever end? Whoa! Blood, Fire, War, Hate [repeated 4x] Blood, Fire, War, Hate Entering the final phase Blood, Fire, War, Kill Ritual, Blood spilled Blood, Fire, Black Death Under the sign of the black flag Blood, Fire, War, Dust Confrontation is a must Blood fuels the prophets of destruction Blood staining their profits from corruption Fire is all consuming, never ending Flames burn eternal, never ending And these war pigs deliver all their madness War criminals thrive on death and sadness Hate Breeds hate breeds hate, whoa Blood, Fire, War, Hate will never end Blood, Fire, War, Hate [repeated 10x]
- Max Cavalera – lead vocals, four-string rhythm guitar
- Marc Rizzo – lead guitar
- Bobby Burns – bass guitar
- Joe Nuñez – drums
- David Vincent – additional vocals
- Tim Lau – engineering, recording, drum programming, digital editing
- Andy Sneap – mixing
- Ted Jensen – mastering
- Max Cavalera – production
Live-only songs on various albums