|1st track of the album 3|
|Sung by||Max Cavalera|
|Genre(s)||Nu metal, thrash metal|
|Written by||Max Cavalera|
|Produced by||Max Cavalera|
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"Seek 'n' Strike"
|Released on||June 17, 2002|
"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.
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
- Max Cavalera – vocals, four-string rhythm guitar
- Mikey Doling – lead guitar
- Marcelo Dias – bass guitar, percussion
- Roy Mayorga – drums, percussion
- Otto D'Agnolo – keyboards
- Max Cavalera – lyrics, music
- Otto D'Agnolo – engineering, audio effects
- John Naylor – programming
- Terry Date – mixing
- Ted Jensen – mastering
- Max Cavalera – production
Live-only songs on various albums