Dead Embryonic Cells (4:52)

Cover of Arise

From Arise and 25 other releases

“Dead Embryonic Cells” is Sepultura’s second single, as well as the second of three to be released from the album Arise. Max Cavalera told Metal Hammer: “The lyrics are about how the current, but also the future generations are born in a dead world. A world ruined by their own ancestors that lived generations before them.” (Source Dead Embryonic Cells Songfacts).

A music video for the song was produced and can be found on the VHS release Third World Chaos, which itself was released on DVD as part of Chaos DVD. The video features footage of the band performing in the wilderness accompanied by imagery from the album,

At this stage in their career the band had recorded little material to be used as B-sides, which is why the Arise singles are so similar. It is interesting to note that this single and the next, Under Siege (Regnum Irae) have the exact same artwork (a detail of the Arise album cover artwork by Michael Whelan) and B-sides.


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Land of anger, I didn't ask to be born
Sadness, sorrow everything so alone
Laboratory sickness infects humanity
No hope for cure, die by technology

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  • rOnieAirhead

    Old skool

    2 hours ago Reply
  • darksigben

    \m/ \m/

    29 Jan 10:16am Reply
  • Snakeman7425

    Hell of an album

    15 Jan 4:48pm Reply
  • Slim_rafa

    bom dimaais.

    11 Jan 1:42am Reply
  • dazza333

    Love it

    7 Dec 2013 Reply
  • AlexxeKristina

    OH Man, I love this song! :) Thrash/Prog Metal at its best.

    28 Dec 2012 Reply
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  • aldemarbukta

    SEPULTURA ¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡ARISE!!!!!!!!!!

    15 Mar 2012 Reply
  • slave2machine

    Even after 20+ years this still fucking kills! Although "Chaos" & "Roots" were Sepultura's most popular recordings, "Arise" is still their best album. \m/

    28 Jan 2012 Reply
  • LRPohlmann

    90's Thrash Metal Anthem

    22 Jun 2011 Reply
  • DavCnuk

    thrash class

    20 Jun 2011 Reply
  • evildeadjedi

    Such an awesome thrash metal classic!

    15 Mar 2011 Reply
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  • Belial13

    Hell of a breakdown. damn.

    4 Feb 2011 Reply
  • ErnestoLL

    Okay, God, try to beat this song now

    31 Dec 2010 Reply
  • EmptyUniverse

    Land Of Anger I Didn't Ask To Be Born Sadness, Sorrow Everything So Alone Laboratory Sickness Infects Humanity No Hope For Cure Die By Technology A World Full Of Shit Coming Down Tribal Violence Everywhere Life In The Age Of Terrorism We Spit In Your Other Face War Of Races World Without Intelligence A Place Consumed By Time End Of It All We're Born With Pain No More We're Dead Embryonic Cells Corrosion Inside -- We Feel Condemned Future -- We See Emptiness Calls -- We Hear Final Premonition -- The Truth Land Of Anger I Didn't Ask To Be Born Sadness, Sorrow Everything So Alone Laboratory Sickness Infects Humanity No Hope For Cure Die By Technology We're Born With Pain Suffer Remains We're Born With Pain Suffer Remains We're Dead

    4 Dec 2010 Reply
  • BigDaddy555666

    This is the song to beat pro-life groups to

    17 Jul 2010 Reply
  • Misainzig

    Goooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooood fucking song.

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