|2nd track of the album Savages|
|Sung by||Max Cavalera|
|Genre(s)||Thrash metal, death metal|
|Written by||Max Cavalera|
|Produced by||Terry Date|
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"Savages" is the track of the Soulfly album [], released in . The song was inspired from the 1980 movie of the same title. The lyrics talk about feral population hunting other people in the jungle. The song's death metal elements closely resembles their signature style of Cannibal Corpse.
Owais Vitek Nabi of Metalholic said that this song is "a nuclear bomb from the heaven. The sheer speed and weight of the riffs make you feel mad with a sense of deranged power. The use of special effects at the intervals of these songs is something that really plays with your head. Listen to it long enough and you will have hallucinations."
With the song lasting 3½ minutes, "Cannibal Holocaust" is the shortest track on Savages and one of only two tracks on the album containing 10 or 12 tracks that lasts less than five minutes.
Impaled bodies, impaled souls Treacherous the unknown Skinned alive and left to die Inner fear comes to life Cannibal holocaust Hope is lost, all is lost Cannibal holocaust Hope is lost, all is lost Tribal war... jungle law Innermost... denial Self-inflikt... devour Till nothing remains Cannibal holocaust Hope is lost, all is lost Cannibal holocaust Hope is lost, all is lost Sharpening the spears The fire eaters Even the jungle Wants him dead Snake worshippers Into oblivion Even hell Wants him dead!!! Discorporated, asphyxiated Discolorated skin Retaliation, retribution Join the ministry of filth Hung, drawn and quartered Confluence, emptiness Suicidal scorn The neuro-axis stains Cannibal holocaust Enter the slaughterhouse Cannibal holocaust Enter the slaughterhouse...
- Max Cavalera – vocals, four-string rhythm guitar
- Marc Rizzo – lead guitar
- Tony Campos – bass guitar
- Zyon Cavalera – drums
- Max Cavalera – lyrics, music
- Terry Date – engineering, mixing, production
- Sam Hofstedt – additional engineering
- Ted Jensen – mastering
Live-only songs on various albums