For Those About to Rot

Songfacts®:

  • The eerie, tribal outro of this song was recorded by songwriter and frontman Max Cavalera by the River Nile during a trip to Egypt. He explained on his record label's website: "By the Nile River, there was this crazy gypsy band playing killer music. I happened to have my recorder so I recorded them and made an interlude out of their performance. It felt so authentic to have that outro - like old Sepultura. I'd rather the record sounds live than use a sound library from the Internet. That outro is subtle. I've been making records for so long, and I finally found the perfect balance between brutality and experimentation."
  • Cavalera's Egyptian trip was a major influence on Conquer. The Soulfly frontman explained: "We visited 'The City of the Dead' while we were in Egypt. It's a cemetery where families still live near their dead. That was crazy, creepy and wild. I didn't know the Cairo trip was going to affect the album as much as it did."

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