10th track of the album Enslaved (2012)
Sung by Max Cavalera
Duration 7:16
Genre(s) Groove metal, thrash metal, doom metal, death metal
Written by Max Cavalera
Produced by Zeuss, Max Cavalera
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"Chains" is a song included on the album Enslaved. The song has Cannibal Corpse style of riffs which begins with doomy grooves and then gets thrashier towards the middle of this song, and then back to grooves featuring sitar tones until the song ends. The ending phase features Max Cavalera swinging the chain. This song is about an enslaved man facing the misery.

Lyrics Edit

Master of creation
This manipulation
Means manifestation now...
Fatal termination
Divine intervention
End the sufferation now...
Build up tension
Killing operation now...
Karma to burn
Becoming undone
Injustice is done now...

Kill... Survive... Survive to kill
Breath and breath - The air smells diseased
Trenches and trenches - The middle passage ending
Bleed in... Bleed out... No one will get out

Five to one - One to five - No one gets out alive
Master of creation - No more chains - Oppression
Slave state - Slave hate - Feel this day of hate
Five to one - One to five - No one gets out alive

Break the chains and break away
Break the hate and run away
Break the chains and face the day
Make a way, a new dawn fades
Stolen away, a new dawn fades
Stolen away, empty decay
They fade away in the slave trade
Lord of hate, lord of fate
I resist - Desecrate

Military dominance
Communication ends
Ordinary intolerance
Chaos and insolence
Ominous apparition
Evil manifestation
Malicious operation
Corruption and tension

Slavery is misery
Inflicting heresy
Wounds are open endlessly
Hatred, animosity
Torture masks and bleeding backs
Whipping cracks and faceless deaths
We'll rise and we'll defy it
And send their masters to the fire...

Destroy the chains - These are the chains of hate
Destroy the chains - We cannot tolerate
Destroy the chains - Where we were created
Destroy the chains - The evil of man-made
Destroy the chains...
Destroy the chains...
Destroy the chains...
Destroy the chains...

The chains...
The chains...
The chains...
The chains...

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Soulfly Chains

Soulfly Chains

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