Five Finger Death Punch shows no signs of slowing down in 2011. The band has cranked out another tasty slab of metal with their new release, American Capitalist. Typically, I am not a fan of bands with vocalists who scream more than sing. In the case of Fiver Finger Death Punch’s singer, Ivan Moody, he does quite a bit of both. For that reason, I have found Five Finger Death Punch’s music much more to my liking. I have seen them live a few times, and they always put on a great show.
Their latest CD American Capitalist does see the band breaking any new ground, but if you have a been a fan of the band’s screaming groove metal in the past, you are going to find plenty to like on the band’s latest CD. American Capitalist is packed full of songs with screaming vocals, excellent guitar solos and plenty of blast beats to get your blood pumping.
The first two songs “American Capitalist” and “Under and Over it” starts this CD off on a high note with two massive metal anthems that will likely be a fixture in future 5FDP live set lists.
What amazes me about Five Finger Death Punch, is Ivan Moody’s ability to transition from the heavy screams and growls, in pitch perfect clean vocals. The band can craft super heavy songs like the ones I mentioned above, and then have a song like “Coming Down” or “Remember Everything” which could easily be played on the radio. Zoltan Bathory’s blazing guitar solos are second to none on this album. Between Moody’s vocals, the outstanding guitar work of Zoltan Bathory and Jason Hook, and the über tight rhythm section of Jeremy Spencer and 5FDP newcomer Chris Kael, I have been greatly enjoying American Capitalist.
Is the best Five Finger Death Punch CD yet? My response to that would definitely be yes. I thought the first two CD’s were good, but I have already listened to American Capitalist more than the first two CD’s combined. If you are a fan of metal, or Five Finger Death Punch, you should definitely seek out American Capitalist. I recommend it!
Rating: Out of 10
1. American Capitalist
2. Under and Over It
3. The Pride
4. Coming Down
6. Generation Dead
7. Back For More
8. Remember Everything
9. Wicked Ways
10. If I Fall
Five Finger Death Punch is:
Zoltan Bathory – guitars
Jason Hook – guitars
Ivan Moody – vocals
Jeremy Spencer – drums
Chris Kael – Bass
Five Finger Death Punch will be headlining the Share the Welt tour this Fall with All That Remains, Hatebreed, and Rev Theory. To celebrate they are giving one lucky fan a chance to win a flyaway to a tour date of their choosing! Five Finger Death Punch‘s new album American Capitalist drops on October 11th.
Five Finger Death Punch has released a brand new video “Under And Over It” in support of their new album, American Capitalist, which is due out October 11th. Check it out!!
SHARE THE WELT TOUR FEATURING FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, HATEBREED, ALL THAT REMAINS, AND REV THEORY KICKS OFF OCTOBER 16TH
Five Finger Death Punch recently unveiled the artwork for their forthcoming studio album, American Capitalist. The album is the band’s third studio album and follow up to the hugely successful War is the Answer, which was released in 2009. The band’s current single “Under and Over It” is currently number 7 on active rock radio, and continues to be a hit on the iTunes Metal and Rock charts. Artist Direct called the song a “call-to-arms” and that it “solidifies Five Finger Death Punch as the modern kings of metal.”
The band will be heading out on the road this Fall the headline the much anticipated SHARE THE WELT TOUR, with Hatebreed, All That Remains, and Rev Theory. For a full list of dates and more visit: www.fivefingerdeathpunch.com.
“Under and Over It” on iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/under-and-over-it-single/id452346757
Official Site: www.fivefingerdeathpunch.com