Love Crime

Album: Sick and Twisted Affair (2012)
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  • My Darkest Days guitarist Sal Costa penned this cut with vocalist Matt Walst. He told the story of the song to Artist Direct: "It's about infidelity. We actually wrote that song on the road. We were in a Walmart parking lot. I'd written the riff a few days before, and I recorded it. I had a hard time coming up with a melody for it. I went over to Matt's bunk, and I was like, 'Matt, can you come up with a melody for this?' He said, 'Love Crime,' and I thought it was a wicked title. We went from there and wrote this song about infidelity and literally being caught in a love crime. It was really cool to see that song grow."


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