Songwriter and frontman Max Cavalera explained on his record label's website that he made a conscious decision to come out of the gates with all guns blazing with this album opener. He said: "I'm excited to open the record with a fast song. Usually Soulfly albums begin mid-tempo, but this reminds me of 'Beneath the Remains.' This song also has one of the biggest hooks I've ever done. I can close my eyes and picture huge festival crowds singing it. When the fast part comes in, it's just war."
This features guest vocals from Morbid Angel's frontman David Vincent. Cavalera commented on working with the underground metal hero: "His screaming on that song was off the wall!"