What Drives the Weak

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"What Drives the Weak"
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Single by Shadows Fall
from the album The War Within
ReleasedMarch 22, 2005
RecordedApril - May 2004
Studio Planet Z Studios in Hadley, MA
Length4:44(album version)
4:09 (edit)
Label Century Media
Songwriter(s) Matt Bachand, Jason Bittner, Jonathan Donais, Brian Fair, Paul Romanko
Producer(s) Chris "Zeuss" Harris, Shadows Fall
Shadows Fall singles chronology
"The Power of I and I"
"What Drives the Weak"
"Inspiration on Demand"
"The Power of I and I"
"What Drives the Weak"
"Inspiration on Demand"

"What Drives the Weak" is the second single by Shadows Fall from their album The War Within . The song peaked at no. 38 on the Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. [1]

Shadows Fall American metal band

Shadows Fall is an American extreme metal band from Springfield, Massachusetts, formed in 1995. Although the band has experienced several line-up changes, for most of its recording career, Shadows Fall has been composed of Jon Donais, Matt Bachand, Paul Romanko (bass), Brian Fair, and Jason Bittner (drums).

<i>The War Within</i> (Shadows Fall album) 2004 studio album by Shadows Fall

The War Within is the fourth studio album by American heavy metal band Shadows Fall. The album has sold over 300,000 copies worldwide. The War Within is the band's best selling album, and in 2005 made sales history on Century Media Records when it became the labels best selling album of all time. To date, the album retains this status. The album was also issued as a limited edition digipak with an exclusive bonus DVD that featured bootleg concert footage along with drum and guitar lessons from members of the band. The album debuted at number 20 on the Billboard 200 during its release.


Music video

The song's music video was directed by Zach Merck. [2]

The video shows the band performing the song in a house inhabited by bikers. The video is inter-cut with shots of vocalist Brian Fair wandering around the house and encountering weird happenings while the other members interact with the bikers. [3]

Brian Fair American singer

Brian Fair is an American musician from Massachusetts, best known as lead vocalist of the heavy metal band Shadows Fall. He graduated from Milford High School in 1993, and went on to study literature at Boston University.

Track listing

1."What Drives the Weak" (Edit)4:09
2."What Drives the Weak" (Album Version)4:44
3."What Drives the Weak" (Music Video)4:44


Matt Bachand American bassist

Matt Bachand is an American guitarist. He has very strong death metal and thrash metal influences. He is rhythm guitarist and backing vocalist for the heavy metal band Shadows Fall.

Jason Bittner is an American drummer, best known as the drummer for American metal band Shadows Fall. He is also the current drummer for Overkill since 2017, and was the drummer for the thrash metal bands Toxik from 2013 to 2014 and Flotsam and Jetsam from 2014 to 2017.

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