|2nd track of the album Conquer|
|Sung by||Max Cavalera, Dave Peters|
|Genre(s)||Groove metal, nu metal|
|Lyrics by||Max Cavalera, Dave Peters|
|Composed by||Max Cavalera|
|Produced by||Max Cavalera|
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|Released on||June 24, 2008|
"Unleash" is a track of the Soulfly album Conquer, released in 2008. It is the first of two singles released from Conquer, the second was the previous track "Blood Fire War Hate". "Unleash" is hencely about unleashing war multiple times to make the war progressively more devastating. This song utilises breakdowns, with light, spacey experimental section in the middle of the track, sandwiched between Pantera-like metal riffs. The song begins with inhuman howl and is repeated numerous times in this track.
Max Cavalera quoted on the Roadrunner website about his appreciation with Dave Peters, "To work with David was a trip. The song's a full assault, and it feels really natural. It's got that uncompromising attitude." He also had wishful thoughts about this song, "It's the closest thing I've done to Pantera. Dave put some killer lyrics to the music. The fast part at the end is my favorite part on the album."
This song was initially going to be called "Wall of Death" after Cavalera and Peters write lyrics for this one, and then Max changed it to "Unleash" and rewrote the lyrics.
War after war the lion roar Hell after hell Cambodian death bells Scum after scum they blot out the sun Hill after hills in the killing fields No more fear of failure No more suffering No more lies, I will arise From blood-filled rivers of my enemies Unleash war Unleash my wrath Unleash revenge Unleash my hell Pig after pig the blood runs cold Stone after stone the kingdom comes Doom after doom the fallen ruins Hate after hate there’s no escape Unleash war Unleash my wrath Unleash revenge Unleash my hell No more scars of judgement No more tolerance No more compromise, I stand baptized in fire Unleashing my revenge Unleash war Unleash my wrath Unleash revenge Unleash my hell Fucked up, you never ever learn I’ve reached the point of no return No I can’t take it anymore You’re borrowing the blood I earned From onslaught to oblivion You’re never taking me alive Victimized, brutalized, terrorized, crucified, Crucified… In the heavy side of life we live It’s not how we chose, but it is how it fucking is Unleash! Unleash! Unleash! Unleash!
- Max Cavalera – vocals, rhythm guitar
- Marc Rizzo – lead guitar, flamenco guitar
- Bobby Burns – bass guitar
- Joe Nuñez – drums, percussion
- Dave Peters – additional vocals
- Tim Lau – engineering, recording, drum programming, digital editing
- Andy Sneap – mixing
- Ted Jensen – mastering
- Max Cavalera – production
Live-only songs on various albums