Trivium frontman Matt Heafy has commented on his choice to sing rather than scream on the band's recent material.
He made the statement on Facebook after new single 'Silence In The Snow' met with a mixed response. Here's what he had to say:
"Hey pals! I'm so stoked this is out! For those of you wondering - this song was written for 'Shogun', and is basically almost the same as it was, so 'Shogun' fans rejoice; didn't like' Shogun'? You may not dig this. But know that since I was 12 I wanted to be a great singer, I screamed because I couldn't sing. I am proud and excited to finally be able to do what I love the way I love. Don't love it? Our old stuff still exists. Love it? Awesome. I love both sides of you all regardless. I hope you all are great. You all rule."
In another post, he stated:
"Screaming is easy. Singing is hard. I've always been a fan of what's harder. If you love the old stuff - listen to the old stuff, it's still there and we still play it live. We always want to evolve and make what we want to make. You can't say many other bands can say that. They do what they think people want or are told to; we do what we want every time. And we love our Trivium Supporters worldwide."
You can't say fairer than that.
Make up your own mind by listening to the single right here:
Trivium's new album 'Silence In The Snow' is set for release on October 02 via Roadrunner.
They also headline Bloodstock Festival this weekend.