Trivium cover Dead Kennedys’ “Kill the Poor”

    The Florida band take on a punk rock classic.

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    Trivium. Image: Jon Paul Douglass / Roadrunner Records

    Trivium have dropped a cover of the Dead Kennedys’ punk classic, “Kill the Poor.”

    The Florida band play close to the fast and dirty sound of the San Francisco band’s 1980 original, though their take sounds meatier. That’s not altogether surprising considering they recorded it during the studio sessions for their latest album, 2017’s The Sin and the Sentence.

    Those sessions also spawned a rework of “Pillars of Serpents,” a cut from their debut LP, Ember to Inferno. Trivium also recently released a cover of Type O Negative’s “I Don’t Wanna Be Me,” which was previously only available as a Record Store Day exclusive.

    Wondering why Trivium seem to love covers so much? Just take a look at the YouTube channel of frontman Matt Heafy, who has put his own spin on the likes of Celine Dion, NSYNC and Toto.

    Listen to Trivium’s take on “Kill the Poor” below: