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"Karmageddon"
15th track of the album Soulfly (1998)
Sung by "Karmageddon": (Instrumental)
"Sultão das Matas": Angola Kassanje
Duration Total: 5:44
"Karmageddon": 3:31
"Sultão das Matas": 1:49
Genre(s) World
Lyrics by Angola Kassanje ("Sultão das Matas")
Composed by Max Cavalera ("Karmageddon")
Produced by Ross Robinson, Richard Kaplan
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"Karmageddon" is the closing track of the self-titled album Soulfly. A closing track, only two Soulfly members perform in this song, excluding Max Cavalera whose only credit of this song goes to music writing, on top with two session performers. The world music track comprises of two parts separated by silence. The first and the main part, "Karmageddon", is an instrumental tune with heavy, repetitive drumming by Roy Mayorga and guitar tangs by Jackson Bandeira. The second part, "Sultão das Matas", Portuguese for "Sultan of Forests", begins at around 3:55 following 24 seconds of silence. It solely features tribal drumming and vocals by Brazilian native Angola Kassanje. She sings in Portuguese about being the sultan of her village surrounded by forests.

Looking at composition of the title, Karmageddon is the portmanteau of 'karma' and 'armageddon.' The title only differs on first letter from another Soulfly song "Warmageddon", played on the sixth album Conquer.

Lyrics Edit

"Karmageddon"
(Instrumental)

"Sultão das Matas"
Paroles de la chanson sultão das matas
Sultão das matas sou eu, sou eu
Eu sou o sultão da minha aldeia
Sultão das matas sou eu
Eu sou o sultão da minha aldeia
Sultão das matas sou eu....
Bis

Videos Edit

Soulfly - Karmageddon Hidden track Sultao Das Matas

Soulfly - Karmageddon Hidden track Sultao Das Matas

Soulfly - Karmageddon - Live @ The Gramercy Theatre , NYC 10 19 09

Soulfly - Karmageddon - Live @ The Gramercy Theatre , NYC 10 19 09

More videos of this song

Personnel Edit

Performers

Session musicians

Songwriters

  • Angola Kassanje – lyrics in "Sultão das Matas"
  • Max Cavalera – music in "Karmageddon"

Enginucers

Navigation of Soulfly songs Edit

Live-only songs on various albums

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