In a recent interview with Consequence Of Sound, Trivium frontman Matt Heafy talked about what he thinks about Grammies.
He also revealed the differences between metal and hip-hop. He said:
“Maybe it’s that we’re finally being recognized for the work we’ve put in, because it’s been a difficult, uphill battle for us, as it is for all bands. We came out so young. This year marks our 20th together, and I’m 32.
I think when we first came out, we were so young, and we were saying that we wanted to be the biggest metal band in the world, and that got fans hyped up, but I think other bands didn’t like that.
That’s the weird thing about metal. In hip-hop and pop and rap, it’s cool to be big and flashy and say, ‘We want to be the biggest band we can be,’ but in metal, it’s frowned upon. I don’t think anybody should hold back.
I think everyone should be the best at what they do. Why is that something you should hide from? If you’ve wanted to be the biggest metal band since you were 12 years old, you should strive for that.”
He also said:
“To hear we were getting not only a Grammy nomination but a nomination for that song makes me so proud, because it has screaming and key changes and is so extreme. We’re an intense band, 75% to 80% of the time, so it was such an honor to see that.”
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