Trenches (song)

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Single by Pop Evil
from the album Onyx
ReleasedFebruary 28, 2013
GenreHard rock, alternative metal
Songwriter(s)Leigh Kakaty, Dave Bassett
Producer(s)Johnny K
Pop Evil singles chronology
"Deal with the Devil"

"Trenches" is the first single from Onyx, the third studio album from hard rock band Pop Evil, and is the tenth single overall from the band.

The song was posted by the band on February 28, 2013. In June of that same year, the composition became their first national number one single on Rock Radio.[1]


The song, which is the third part of a trilogy being presented in reverse,[2] focuses on the struggles in the life of any individual, stating that it is important not to focus on things that they cannot control. Lead vocalist Leigh Kakaty states that in order for a musical ensemble to stand the test of time, the ensemble must write music to which people can relate, in other words, "We have to dig our way out of the trenches".[3]


Puregrainaudio describes the song as being a "hard rock masterpiece" having memorable guitar verses along with melodic choruses.[4]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2013) Peak
US Mainstream Rock (Billboard)[5] 1
US Rock Songs (Billboard)[6] 27


  1. ^ "Pop Evil Land First #1 Active Rock Single". 2013-07-01. Retrieved 2013-07-16.
  2. ^ "> News > POP EVIL Release 'Deal With The Devil' Single; Video Streaming". Retrieved 2013-10-08.
  3. ^ "> News > POP EVIL Preview Two More Tracks In New Onyx Album Trailer". Retrieved 2013-10-04.
  4. ^ reviews ». "Pop Evil - "Trenches" [Song Review] « Reviews «". Retrieved 2013-07-16.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
  5. ^ "Pop Evil – Chart History: Mainstream Rock Tracks". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved June 10, 2013.
  6. ^ "Pop Evil – Chart History: Rock Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved June 10, 2013.