The Heart Of A Graveyard

Album: Extremist (2014)

Songfacts®:

  • Demon Hunter close their Extremist album with quite possibly the "poppiest" track on the record. Vocalist Ryan Clark told Decibel magazine: "It was hard to find the right place for this song in the track listing. We knew that we really loved how it came out though, so we decided it worked best at the end. I like how it wraps up the album: It's unlike any last song we've done before. And it works well as a final song from a lyrical standpoint as well, as it deals with death and the afterlife."
  • Clark explored the song quite a bit during its writing process. He said: "I went back and forth trying to figure out the best chord progressions for the pre-chorus and chorus. The vocal melody was set in stone, but there were so many possibilities for how to structure the chords. For instance, you'll notice the pre-chorus comes back in, over the chorus, on the repeat. Which means the chord structure on the chorus works just as well for the pre-chorus as well, but I wanted to make sure we varied the two, giving each part their own definitive place."

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

PrinceFact or Fiction

Prince is shrouded in mystery, making him an excellent candidate for Fact or Fiction. Is he really a Scientologist? Does he own an exotic animal?

Matthew Wilder - "Break My Stride"They're Playing My Song

Wilder's hit "Break My Stride" had an unlikely inspiration: a famous record mogul who rejected it.

Matt SorumSongwriter Interviews

When he joined Guns N' Roses in 1990, Matt helped them craft an orchestral sound; his mezzo fortes and pianissimos are all over "November Rain."

Paul WilliamsSongwriter Interviews

He's a singer and an actor, but as a songwriter Paul helped make Kermit a cultured frog, turned a bank commercial into a huge hit and made love both "exciting and new" and "soft as an easy chair."

Gary Louris of The JayhawksSongwriter Interviews

The Jayhawks' song "Big Star" has special meaning to Gary, who explains how longevity and inspiration have trumped adulation.

Mick Jones of ForeignerSongwriter Interviews

Foreigner's songwriter/guitarist tells the stories behind the songs "Juke Box Hero," "I Want To Know What Love Is," and many more.