|6th track of the album Ritual (2018)|
|Sung by||Max Cavalera|
|Genre(s)||Death metal, black metal, groove metal|
|Written by||Max Cavalera|
|Produced by||Josh Wilbur|
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"Blood on the Street"
"Demonized" is a song included on the album Ritual. The song has an Annihilator-resembling acoustic beginning and death metal flavored with haunting tones, black metal and a hint of post-industrial sounds reminiscent of Dark Funeral or Code Orange rolls in before slowing to the grooves (not to mention there's grooves right after the acoustic also). "Demonized" pays homage to the Slayer song "Raining Blood" in which the lyric line 'red skies, red skies' believed to produce blood rain is claimed by people under demonic possession. This song was originally going to be the intro track until Max Cavalera captured the idea of having Navajo on the title track. The reviewer of Sonic Abuse says this song "smashes the mood to pieces in a hail storm of feedback and palm-muted chords."
From the throne came flashes of lightning, rumblings, and peals of thunder.
Before the throne seven lamps were blazing. These are the seven spirits of god.
Fire born from the emptiness
Lost souls, faith relinquished
Red skies, red skies
These omens, Jupiter's gaze
Visions of raising Caine
Prayers torn asunder
These hollow grounds breed murder
Drowned god, drowned god
Are you judging my morals and my lack of faith?
Intolerance of nothing that is sacrosanct
Disgracing the arrogant
I'll craft my throne from pestilence
Malevolent, you're nothing
You're all dead to me... dead!
- Max Cavalera – vocals, rhythm guitar
- Marc Rizzo – lead guitar, flamenco guitar
- Mike Leon – bass guitar
- Zyon Cavalera – drums, percussion
- Max Cavalera – lyrics, music
- Josh Wilbur – engineering, recording, mixing, production
- Nick Rowes – engineering, programming
- Josh Brooks – engineering
- Lana Migliore – assistant engineering
- Jeff Sinclair – assistant engineering
- Kyle McAulay – assistant engineering
- Brad Blackwood – mastering
Live-only songs on various albums