"Descent" is a single by American heavy metal band Fear Factory from their album Obsolete. It was the third single released and the fifth track on the album. The music was composed by guitaristDino Cazares and drummerRaymond Herrera, with lyrics by Burton C. Bell. In the storyline of Obsolete's concept, "Descent" expresses the despair felt by the album's protagonist, the dissident Edgecrusher, as he rests briefly on his flight from the pursuing forces of Securitron. He questions the worth of his personal mission; in the end, he decides to continue his fight against his oppressors.
"Descent" peaked at number 38 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart.