Trivium Say This is Their Least Favorite of Their Own Songs


Which Trivium song do Trivium think is the weakest Trivium song? It pains me to report that according to a new interview with Metal Injection, the answer is “The Rising,” from 2006’s The Crusade. I say “it pains me” because that anthemic, hair metal-esque track just so happens to be my favorite off that album.

I mean, C’MON! That song is so rad!!! It makes me wanna take the streets and protest something ASAP.

In case you’re wondering about the thought process behind this soul-crushing declaration, here’s what the members of Trivium specifically told Metal Injection (transcript courtesy of The PRP):

Paolo Gregoletto: “I’d probably go with ‘The Rising‘. That was sort of like a last minute thing when we were doing ‘The Crusade‘ and what pisses me off about the song is that it kicked off another song that I liked way more: ‘Broken One.’

We were in a weird point. I think when we had song ‘Anthem‘ written for ‘The Crusade‘. I remember we were all kinda talking and I was really excited about the song.

And I think there was maybe a suggestion about, ‘Hey, try something like ‘Anthem‘, maybe get another song like that.’ It really wasn’t a cohesive idea of what the record was gonna be… It was a follow-up to something that we never had to follow-up.”

Matt Heafy: “That record taught us a lot. It taught a lot of things things. We actually went through and realized, ‘Let’s not do that again.’ Like writing during ‘writing time.’ Like having a set amount of time we’re allowed to write, and a set amount of time we had to go to the studio.

That’s what ‘The Crusade‘ was, during a very dysfunctional point of our band. There are several songs that I wish… that I feel are kind of incomplete. I might go with ‘The Rising‘ as well.”

Corey Beaulieu: “The ideas were there, but I think we didn’t have enough time to fully realize the songs. So listening to song was like, ‘Yeah, we shouldn’t have done that,’ or if we had more time it probably wouldn’t have ended up that way.”

You can watch the entire interview with Trivium below. The band’s most-excellent new album, The Sin and the Sentence, is out today on Roadrunner. I’m not gonna say which song off the album is my favorite for fear that in ten years I’ll learn the band doesn’t actually like that song. The band also launches a co-headlining tour with Arch Enemy next week! Get dates here. This also seems like an opportune time to mention that Matt Heafy wrote the foreword for Hellraisers, the next book I wrote with Chris “Emperor Rhombus” Krovatin. It comes out Tuesday! Pre-order it here!!!

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