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Descent (song)

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Released  April 1999
Length  4:36
"Descent" (1999)  "Cars" (1999)
Format  CD
Label  Roadrunner
Writer(s)  Burton C. Bell, Dino Cazares, Raymond Herrera, Christian Olde Wolbers

"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 guitarist Dino Cazares and drummer Raymond 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.

Track listing

  1. Descent - 4:36
  2. Descent (Falling Deeper Mix) - 4:36

"Descent (Falling Deeper Mix)" also appears on the album Hatefiles.

Radio promo

  1. Descent (edit) 4:04

Cover Versions

The Finnish/American/Belgian band Meridian Dawn covered the song which appears on their first self release The Mixtape EP


Descent (song) Wikipedia

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