When it comes to the debate between metal and non-metal fans, the concept of screaming is always a popular topic. On one side, you have those who claim incorporating aggressive vocals into music is more difficult than singing. And on the other hand, you have those who state the opposite.
Now, Trivium frontman Matt Heafy has come forth and said what some metal vocalists may be thinking when fans speak on their behalf: “Screaming is easy. Singing is hard.”
This came in a comment Heafy made while explaining the change in Trivium’s sound on their latest single, “Silence In The Snow.” “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.”
Read all of what he had to say below.
Do you think Heafy’s right? Is singing a more difficult vocal styling than screaming?
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.
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.”