Two powerhouses of metal have joined forces for a chaotic, defiant and glorious new track.
Nita Strauss has released a new collaboration, and it’s an absolute behemoth.
This time she has teamed up with the unstoppable Alissa White-Gluz of Arch Enemy for ‘The Wolf You Feed’.
Part driving metal epic, part empowering rock opus, it is a showcase of both talents in the most wonderful ways.
From Alissa’s guttural and gorgeous range to Nita’s furious blend of riffs and solos, it is simply incredible.
Nita had this to say about it, and what the song represents to her:
“If you look back at old interviews from the last ten years, any time I was asked about collaborating with a vocalist in the future, Alissa White-Gluz was always the first name out of my mouth. She is truly one of my favourite vocalists and performers in the industry and creating this track together was everything I hoped it would be!
I’m very proud to release this track, especially now with everything else that’s going on. This time in history, whether in politics, music, social media, or our personal lives, has been an eye-opening look into the two wolves of a lot of people out there, and maybe this song will be a reminder that we all have the ability to choose how we respond to things.
The lyrics of this song were inspired by “The Story of the Two Wolves”, a legend widely attributed to Native American storytellers.
An old grandfather was teaching his grandson about life:
“A fight is going on inside me,” he said to the boy.
“It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil–he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.”
He continued, “The other is good – he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. The same fight is going on inside you–and inside every other person, too.”
The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather: “Which wolf will win?”
The grandfather simply replied, “The one you feed”.
And Alissa had this to add:
Nita and I finally got to collaborate – something we have both wanted to do for years! The Wolf You Feed is a kickass, catchy metal track with a really cool vibe. I kept the “two wolves” analogy as a foundation throughout the song while playing up the dichotomy of the two sides of the tug-of-war we all have inside us. I recorded my parts in my home studio and it was an absolute pleasure to build this song with Nita. I am honoured to be a part of it! Can’t wait to do this again!”
Have a listen below:
It follows on from ‘Summer Storm’ which sounds like this:
And here’s Nita’s huge hit ‘Dead Inside’ which features Disturbed’s David Draiman: