Living Sacrifice Singled Out Week: Screwtape (Featuring Ryan Clark)
Bruce: The lyrics for this song came about with the idea of temptation and the thought processes that we allow to take us down that path. The proverbial "devil on your shoulder". I did not have the lyrics for this until after the song was recorded. We had discussed having Ryan Clark guest on a song for the record early on because we are friends and I did a guest vocal on the Demon Hunter song "Sixteen". As "Screwtape" came together and I started writing the lyrics for it, I felt it was the perfect song for Ryan to sing on.
For the intro to the song, I wanted to do something cool because it had that epic sounding guitar intro and I did not want to just fade those in. boring. so we tried a low rumbling organ with some reverse guitar stuff for effect. All of that came out cool and then the producer, Jeremiah, added the piano and acoustic guitar to it for more layers.
Rocky: Like most of the songs on the record this one has several influences in the riffs. You've got some Metallica and In Flames with some hints of Down. This is the third song I started writing for this record (the first one being "Sudden"). I'm just going for it. No rules.
Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself and learn more about the album right here!