American Steel

Songfacts®:

  • This song is Soulfly frontman Max Cavalera's personal tribute to his love of American Heavy Metal. The Brazilian band leader told Noisecreep: "Seriously, man, I would not be here without Ted Nugent, KISS, Van Halen, Metallica. I saw the original Van Halen in Brazil back in the early 1980s. For me, they brought it all back where it needed to be – they made music very special. I LOVE Van Halen, man. I would get haircuts like the guys in Metallica back then! America has produced such amazing stuff. I live in Arizona, now. I just love the American desert. The drama of it, the intensity – it totally influences my music now. My whole family loves it."

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