Muse Goes Metal On New Single ‘Kill Or Be Killed’

Muse have shared their latest metal-inspired track “Kill or Be Killed” from their upcoming album Will of the People.

Taking a page from the good book of Metallica, the song is Muse at their “heaviest,” frontman Matt Bellamy said in a statement. “We wanted to update our hard rock sound on this album and with ‘Kill Or Be Killed’ we found a modern metal sound featuring double bass drum action and even a death growl. Lyrically the song takes influence from my favourite Paul McCartney song ‘Live And Let Die’, a dark take on how life’s adversity can sometimes bring out the worst human instincts to survival at any costs.”

While it definitely feels heavier and grimier than most of their songs, it still has that undeniable Muse flair once the synth kick in.

Listen to it below.

Will of the People comes out August 26th. Pre-order it here.

Muse will play a short run of theater dates this fall. Check out those dates here.


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Ashley Perez is a freelance music journalist based in Chicago. Her work has appeared on AXS, Chicago Innerview, New City, The Millions, and Illinois Entertainer. She also runs her own music blog at Radio Not Found. Some of her favorite bands include Nirvana, The Cure, Muse, Creeper, and Green Day.

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