Tribe (song)

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"Tribe"
Single by Soulfly
from the album Soulfly
Released January 21, 1999
Format CD single
Recorded 1997–1998
Genre Nu metal, tribal metal
Length 6:02
Label Roadrunner Records
Writer(s) Max Cavalera
Producer(s) Ross Robinson, Josh Abraham, The Rootsman, Roy Mayorga
Soulfly singles chronology
"Bleed"
(1998)
"Tribe"
(1999)
"Back to the Primitive"
(2000)
Soulfly track listing
"Soulfly"
(8)
"Tribe"
(9)
"Quilombo"
(10)

"Tribe" is the fourth single by metal band Soulfly, released in January 1999. It is played as the ninth track of the eponymous debut album Soulfly, after the title track "Soulfly" and before "Quilombo". "Tribe" is the fourth and last single of the album. As with every other Soulfly songs with vocals, the lyrics was written by Max Cavalera.

Lyrics and music[edit]

The first section of lyrics deal about Zumbi in Portuguese and then tribe in relation to life and god. The last section lists different tribes in alphabetical order, including Aboriginal, Hopi, Māori, and Mohican.[1]

The first minute of this six-minute song plays acoustic guitar with a guy singing in a foreign language. Tin can-sounded drums would start before going into churning metal riffs containing power chords, with drums performed during the rest and then played over the riff. Tribal part is played during the last quarter of the song before ending with the same rhythm in metal.[2]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Max Cavalera. 

No. Title Length
1. "Tribe" (Fuck Shit Up Mix) 5:35
2. "Quilombo" (Zumbi Dub Mix) 3:24
3. "Tribe" (Tribal Terrorism Mix) 4:17
Total length:
13:16

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