What’s up guys! Ahead of the release of Trivium’s ninth album What the Dead Men Say next Friday, I decided to dive headfirst into the Trivium catalogue for another “Deep Cuts” video.
I did this with Slipknot and then Avenged Sevenfold and had an absolute blast both times, so I figured why not with Trivium too? But since Trivium have been so good to their fans in terms of keeping their live setlists interesting and always playing under-appreciated songs, I had to switch up the criteria this time for what exactly a “deep cut” is, which will likely spark some lively debate in and of itself.
But I’m super proud of this list I’ve put together – it runs the gamut of the band’s near 20-year career and serves as a great warmup for my forthcoming What the Dead Men Say review. Check out the full video below:
Hey guys, so just in case you were doing productive and valuable things with your time over the weekend, you missed a bit of a “news story”. No seriously. Apparently this was news-worthy, given that Billboard and a whole other host of outlets devoted “news stories” to it (which basically consisted of screenshot-ing a tweet and adding in a snarky joke or two).
Anyway, I was triggered by this whole Bieber/Tool situation. Not because of anything that happened here necessarily, but it set me off about Metalheads, Metal culture, Alex Skolnick, and a bunch of other shit I just needed to get off my chest. Below is the full rant:
So a few months back, Metal Injection posted a video where they counted down the top 10 “underrated deep cuts” from modern Metal behemoths Slipknot.
Being the huge Slipknot fan that I am, Metal Injection’s list immediately aroused suspicion. For one, how the hell is the All Hope is Gone title track a “deep cut” when it was the FIRST PRE-RELEASE SINGLE FOR THAT RECORD??
I know. Well, I didn’t want Metal Injection’s video to be the ONLY available answer on YouTube to this (very interesting and fun) topic, so I decided to make my own! Just so another self-important douchebag blogger can tell ME why I’M wrong, and continue the cycle of Internet negativity.
You’ll find the full video below. And if you’re a big Slipknot fan, be sure to also check out my Slipknot Discography Ranking as well as my “NAME THAT SLIPKNOT SONG!” contest. Thanks for watching!