Trivium bass guitarist Paolo Gregoletto expanded on the song's meaning during a track by track interview with TeamRock
"I was really interested in the culture online of people piling on people. I was trying to think of the culture we're in now, but using the metaphor of the witch hunts, with the line: 'Beware those who speaks in tongues for they may call your name'. Meaning, beware being a part of this culture, because it could be you on the receiving end of that at some point. You're one tweet away from changing your life.
Coming up with the title, The Sin And The Sentence, I had to riff, and I was on a plane, listening to it over and over and over again, and that phrase came into my head. It fit perfectly."