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"We Sold Our Souls to Metal"
We Sold Our Souls to Metal
1st track of the album Archangel (2015)
Sung by Max Cavalera
Duration 3:00
Genre(s) Thrash metal
Written by Max Cavalera
Produced by Matt Hyde
Alternate title "WSOSTM"
Next track
"Archangel"
Single
Released on July 3, 2015
Record label Nuclear Blast

"We Sold Our Souls to Metal" is the lead track of the album Archangel. This song was made to pay tribute to heavy metal maniacs, Max Cavalera quoted "This lyric video is a celebration of all forms of metal. This song was written as an anthem for metalheads all over the world! We gathered footage and photos from our tribe, showing how free the spirit of metal really is. Respect!" This song is appropriately the first from the album to be unveiled to the public, first as a lyric video on June 30 and then a single three days later.

"We Sold Our Souls to Metal" is one of the most classic Soulfly songs, meaning this song would be played live many times as well as appearing in the fictional media like in movies or TV shows. This song is thrashy and melodic with punkish vocals during choruses, similar in vibe to the melodic death metal band Dethklok, though it ends in a very Pink Floyd-like way, making Cavalera to be compromised about that, "I don't know why we did that. I still don't know if it was the right thing, but it came out like that. Marc [Rizzo] just did some really crazy guitars at the end of it that is just, like… It goes from total metal into crazy Pink Floyd, but it works. I mean, it's really wild. And we like wild stuff. I always was drawn to weird, weird stuff, and that's definitely weird, in a good way."

The idea for this title was influenced by the title of Black Sabbath compilation We Sold Our Soul for Rock 'n' Roll. The title seems to suggest Cavalera transfers his eternal soul to heavy metal as sake of tribute to the genre. The lyrics is about not wanting the world as is while living forever with metal flowing through the body in place of blood. The lyrics is criticized for being childish to some fans.

Due to its sentence-like nature of the title, some fans can use this as a pose, often tweaking from the exact title. An example is 'Max sold his soul to metal'. The last word can be replaced with another musical genre like 'punk', 'rap', etc, or it can even be used as a fun outside of music by replacing 'metal' with something like 'business', 'science', etc.

Lyrics Edit

Born to rage against the order
Fuck the world live forever
We wage war against you all! I don't need society
I don't need ur politricks
We live our lives the way we want

We sold our souls to metal
We sold our souls
We sold our souls to metal
We sold our souls

Fuck you all! We don't belong
I wanna burn your fucking world
Destroy them all! Fuck your laws
Metal flows through my veins
I want to rage! I am insane
Come on, punk, make my day!

We sold our souls to metal
We sold our souls
We sold our souls to metal
We sold our souls

We sold our souls to metal
We sold our souls
We sold our souls to metal
We sold our souls

Videos Edit

SOULFLY - We Sold Our Souls To Metal (OFFICIAL LYRIC VIDEO)

SOULFLY - We Sold Our Souls To Metal (OFFICIAL LYRIC VIDEO)

SOULFLY - We sold our souls to Metal Live@Resurrection Fest 2015

SOULFLY - We sold our souls to Metal Live@Resurrection Fest 2015

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