"Cannibal Holocaust"
2nd track of the album Savages (2013)
Sung by Max Cavalera
Duration 3:29
Genre(s) Thrash metal, death metal
Written by Max Cavalera
Produced by Terry Date
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"Cannibal Holocaust" is a song included on the album Savages. The song was inspired from the 1980 movie of the same title. The lyrics talk about feral population hunting other people in the jungle. The song's death metal elements closely resembles their signature style of Cannibal Corpse.

Owais Vitek Nabi of Metalholic said that this song is "a nuclear bomb from the heaven. The sheer speed and weight of the riffs make you feel mad with a sense of deranged power. The use of special effects at the intervals of these songs is something that really plays with your head. Listen to it long enough and you will have hallucinations."

With the song lasting 3½ minutes, "Cannibal Holocaust" is the shortest track on Savages and one of only two tracks on the album containing 10 or 12 tracks that lasts less than five minutes.

Lyrics Edit

Impaled bodies, impaled souls
Treacherous the unknown
Skinned alive and left to die
Inner fear comes to life

Cannibal holocaust
Hope is lost, all is lost
Cannibal holocaust
Hope is lost, all is lost

Tribal war... jungle law
Innermost... denial
Self-inflikt... devour
Till nothing remains

Cannibal holocaust
Hope is lost, all is lost
Cannibal holocaust
Hope is lost, all is lost

Sharpening the spears
The fire eaters
Even the jungle
Wants him dead
Snake worshippers
Into oblivion
Even hell
Wants him dead!!!

Discorporated, asphyxiated
Discolorated skin
Retaliation, retribution
Join the ministry of filth
Hung, drawn and quartered
Confluence, emptiness
Suicidal scorn
The neuro-axis stains

Cannibal holocaust
Enter the slaughterhouse
Cannibal holocaust
Enter the slaughterhouse...

Videos Edit

Cannibal Holocaust

Cannibal Holocaust

Soulfly - Cannibal Holocaust

Soulfly - Cannibal Holocaust

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