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"Downstroy"
Downstroy
1st track of the album 3
Sung by Max Cavalera
Duration 4:24
Genre(s) Nu metal, thrash metal
Written by Max Cavalera
Produced by Max Cavalera
Next track
"Seek 'n' Strike"
Single
Released on June 17, 2002
Record label Roadrunner

"Downstroy" is the leadoff track of the Soulfly album 3, released in 2002. It is the second single released from this album, after the second track "Seek 'n' Strike", though both of these singles were released on the same day, a week before the album they belong to was released.

The title is a portmanteau of 'down' and 'destroy'. The title was inspired from the way the World Trade Center was destroyed on 9/11. "Downstroy" was the first Soulfly song recorded since 9/11. This song features a generic metal riff, followed by a blend of South American percussion and samples of news stories from 2002. The song talks about fighting and bleeding in order to keep the soul.

Lyrics Edit

Fighting for your soul
Defending what is yours
Arm in arms, I and I and all
Fire is within
Bleed for your belief
Come on and bleed with me

Chuan-Tzu Rules of war
A warrior is reborn
3000 years before
Not, we won't give up
Not, we won't back up
And we'll never let go

Destroy'em down
Destroy'em all
Destroy'em down
Destroy'em all

Fighting for your soul
Defending what is yours
Arm in arms, I and I and all
Fire is within
Bleed for your belief
Come on and bleed with me

Destroy'em down
Destroy'em all
Destroy'em down
Destroy'em down

Downstroy

Videos Edit

Downstroy04:26

Downstroy

Soulfly - "Downstroy" (Live In Sofia, Bulgaria 25 02 2003)03:41

Soulfly - "Downstroy" (Live In Sofia, Bulgaria 25 02 2003)

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Personnel Edit

Performers

Band members

Session musician

  • Otto D'Agnolo – keyboards
Songwriter
Enginucers

Navigation of Soulfly songs Edit

Live-only songs on various albums

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