I take my hat off to the Heaf! Matt Heafy of Trivium has released an acoustic version of Slipknots’ new song “Solway Firth”, just over 24 hours after its release. After listening to “Solway Firth” first, it’s hard to imagine what the hyperaggressive track would be like given the density of the original with its percussion layers and Sid Wilson’s DJ material. If you still need your Slipknot x Heafy Fix, you don’t need to go too far back in the archive because he called an acoustic reading of the Slipknot “Unsainted” right after its release. Earlier this year, the band opened a full studio with “I Don’t Wanna Be Me” from Type O Negative and “Kill the Poor” from Dead Kennedys from The Sin and The Sentence Sessions. Heafy, a master of the transformative arts, like other covers of his YouTube channel document, works with his usual magic and gets away with a murderous ballad. The charming introduction didn’t require much reconfiguration and the violent riffs that dominate the song work surprisingly well, played directly into the acoustics and taking advantage of these sinister harmonics. Experience the Slipknot experience playing “Solway Firth” at the Knotfest Roadshow and get your tickets . Trivium’s frontman covers aren’t limited to “their” YouTube channel. 2019 Loudwire is part of Loudwire Network, Townsquare Media, Inc.

Matt Heafy Plays Solway