Slipknot have only just unleashed their latest track "Unsainted" on the world, and Trivium singer-guitarist Matt Heafy has already worked up his own heartfelt acoustic take on the song.
Filmed and streamed from three separate angles on his Twitch channel, Heafy's faithful but stripped-down rendition fades in slowly and builds in intensity much like the original to culminate in a gorgeously belted-out chorus. The six-stringer's stunning pipes take center stage as he strums along gently on his acoustic guitar. Dropping back to just simple stretched-out chords during the song's originally heavy bridge, Heafy brings back the fire before gently crooning out the final solemn notes.
The cover, requested by Twitch user ReaperofTe**r, is part of a series Heafy calls KiichiChaosKaraoke in which his fans "choose a song for me to learn," explains Heafy in the captions, "timing down the pick by 5 minutes — auction-style. Once picked, the song has to be learned and performed in its entirety — immediately — no matter how long it takes."
Trivium are currently on hiatus while Heafy and his wife Ashley take time to raise their young twins. Subscribe to Heafy's Twitch channel here to follow along with future "karaoke" sessions, and below checkout Trivium's most recent single "Drowning in the Sound," reported to be a holdover from sessions for the band's last album The Sin and the Sentence.