|4th track of the album Archangel|
|Sung by||Max Cavalera|
|Genre(s)||Groove metal, black metal|
|Written by||Max Cavalera|
|Produced by||Matt Hyde|
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"Live Life Hard!"
"Ishtar Rising" is a track of the Soulfly album Archangel, released in 2015. It is a short, slow track but ends on a fast note. The musical direction of "Ishtar Rising" is similar to that of Black Sabbath featuring double bass. Hence its title, this song is about Ishtar, Babylonian goddess of fertility, love, war and sex, descending into Hell. The idea for this song was inspired by Middle Eastern bands that Max Cavalera listens to, such as Melechesh where he collaborated on their song "Lost Tribes".
By ancient decree I call upon thee From the heavens Asu - Shunamir Ereshkigal, Queen of Hell The seven gates of Namtar fell Ishtar rising, Adonai... Ishtar Ishtar rising, Adonai... I the Equinox The ancient law The dead will rise up The dead will come Inhaling the incense of deity Woe to Babylon Woe to thee... Ishtar Ishtar rising Ishtar Ishtar rising, Adonai...
- Max Cavalera – vocals, four-string rhythm guitar
- Marc Rizzo – lead guitar
- Tony Campos – bass guitar
- Zyon Cavalera – drums
- Max Cavalera – lyrics, music
Live-only songs on various albums