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"For Those About to Rot"
9th track of the album Conquer
Sung by Max Cavalera
Duration 6:45
Genre(s) Thrash metal, death metal
Written by Max Cavalera
Produced by Max Cavalera
Alternate title "Rot", "FTATR"
Previous track
"Doom"
Next track
"Touching the Void"

"For Those About to Rot" is a track of the Soulfly album Conquer, released in 2008. This is a mildly "math-y" song in that it has numerous tempo changes, but repetitive. It has doomy-sounding sections, as well as fast, melodic guitar soloing, and flamenco guitar. The outro features conga, a Cuban drum, and suona, a Chinese wind instrument that was introduced to Cuba. The outro was recorded by the Nile River during Max Cavalera's trip to Egypt. He explained on Roadrunner website: "By the Nile River, there was this crazy gypsy band playing killer music. I happened to have my recorder so I recorded them and made an interlude out of their performance. It felt so authentic to have that outro - like old Sepultura. I'd rather the record sounds live than use a sound library from the Internet. That outro is subtle. I've been making records for so long, and I finally found the perfect balance between brutality and experimentation."

This song discusses about a family member, children or anyone close suffering fatal tragedy in war. The song title was inspired from the AC/DC song "For Those About to Rock".

Lyrics Edit

The youth in the war
They say, they kill no more
Fuck you and your wars
They say they fear no more
The youth in the war
They say they feel no more
Fuck you and your wars
They say they hear no more

Time of war, time to rot
Time of horror, time of sorrow
Time of killing, time of bleeding
Time to fight, time to die
For those about to... rot
For those about to... die
For those about to... rot
For those about to...

The youth in the war
They say, they see no more
Fuck you and your wars
They say they feel no more
The youth in the war
They say, they breath no more
Fuck you and your wars
They are no more

Time of war time to rot
Time of horror, time of sorrow
Time of killing, time of bleeding
Time to fight, time to die
For those about to... rot
For those about to... die
For those about to... rot
For those about to...

Fuck you and your wars
Motherless children
Fuck you and your wars
Fatherless sons
Fuck you and your wars
Enough is enough
Fuck you and your wars
Why don't Presidents die in war?

Time of war time to rot
Time of horror, time of sorrow
Time of killing, time of bleeding
Time to fight, time to die
For those about to... rot
For those about to... die
For those about to... rot
For those about to...

Videos Edit

Soulfly - For Those About to Rot06:48

Soulfly - For Those About to Rot

SOULFLY 'FOR THOSE ABOUT TO ROT' LIVE @ HAARLEM JUNE 200902:54

SOULFLY 'FOR THOSE ABOUT TO ROT' LIVE @ HAARLEM JUNE 2009

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Navigation of Soulfly songs Edit

Live-only songs on various albums

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