This is the closing track of Afterglow, the third studio album by Black Country Communion. It was originally written for their previous record, 2, but didn't make it onto its final track listing. Frontman Glenn Hughes explained: "We held it over because there simply wasn't enough room. To me, it fits this album a lot better. It's a really aggressive song – it's dangerous and angry. I love it. It's a great way to finish the record."
The song "Sadeness" by Enigma (the one with the chanting monks), got its name from the French novelist Marquis de Sade, who believed sex had to be painful in order to be pleasurable - thus the word "sadism."