Trivium Throes of Perdition Music Video

Throes of Perdition music video for the track from Shogun, the fourth Trivium album, which was released via Roadrunner Records in September 2008.  The record was a huge success for the band, selling over 24,000 copies in the US alone during the first week of release to land at number 23 on the Billboard 200, and going on to sell over 300,000 copies worldwide.

Band frontman Matt Heafy said about the title Shogun – “The reason we picked that word is because when you think of a word like shogun, it sparks all this vivid imagery and storytelling, especially when you look into the definition. It’s the highest ranking military general in Japanese times. We really dug it. We felt it was an appropriate name for the album.”

Trivium guitarist Corey Beaulieu told Revolver Mag about the record – “We want to capture the best ingredients of everything we’ve done. Each song has a little bit of everything, going between something heavy and then melodic, and then back to something heavy. So it has a really interesting balance. On The Crusade, Matt did almost all singing, so this time we’re bringing back some of the screaming that’s on Ascendancy.”

Throes of Perdition Lyrics

Blind-folded and gagged, stood waiting
With the whole world: my firing squad
At the edge of the world I’m faced out
Staring the sun right in the eye

Vultures circle above, hyenas mocking the kill
Excrement drooling down their chins
Atop the cliffs I look down, into the starving Hell-mouth
The rabid foam crashes hard on its teeth

Their mouth’s salivate
Fantasizing my gruesome ending
This world looks down upon
A man who can stand on his own two feet

As they’re feeding their guns: “Ready, aim”
They say I’ll live, if I die for their cause
Living under the rule of fellow Cro-Magnon fool
They fear who leads and will kill to stay still

Their mouth’s salivate
Fantasizing my gruesome ending
This world looks down upon
A man who can stand on his own two feet
Without eating from their claws

Life feels quite like Hell should
But this Hells so cold
Pull another knife out
Stick it with rest of them
When my back is full
Turn me around to face it

Life feels quite like Hell should
But this Hells so cold
Pull another knife out
Stick it with rest of them
When my back is full
Turn me around to face it

Such melancholy, burning the stars from skies
As we melt, drowning inside their bloodied eyes
Hope is ravaged, running from lacerations
Sob so heavily, we choke, then we die

Die

Life feels quite like Hell should
But this Hells so cold
Pull another knife out
Stick it with rest of them
When my back is full
Turn me around to face it 

Go

Sob so heavily, we choke, then we die

Trivium - Shogun - Cover

Author: Staff Writer

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