16 Songs, 55 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

“This is not a test,” vocalist Ivan Moody intones on “Full Circle,” one of the key tracks from Five Finger Death Punch’s appropriately titled eighth album, F8. It’s a song about previous civilizations destroying themselves, which is a fitting metaphor for a band that almost imploded in recent years under the weight of substance abuse. But guitarist Zoltan Bathory has said that sobriety prevailed for the recording of the album, bringing sharp focus to tracks like the crushing “This Is War”—one of the heaviest songs in FFDP’s ever-expanding repertoire. Elsewhere, lead single “Inside Out” distills the Las Vegas-based crew’s twin strengths of anthemic choruses and thudding riffs into a beefy metallic groove, complete with radio-ready bonus version. Meanwhile, “Living the Dream” name-checks a litany of superheroes and fictional royalty in the service of social commentary. All told, it’s a triumphant return for a band that could’ve easily fallen by the wayside.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Apple Digital Master

EDITORS’ NOTES

“This is not a test,” vocalist Ivan Moody intones on “Full Circle,” one of the key tracks from Five Finger Death Punch’s appropriately titled eighth album, F8. It’s a song about previous civilizations destroying themselves, which is a fitting metaphor for a band that almost imploded in recent years under the weight of substance abuse. But guitarist Zoltan Bathory has said that sobriety prevailed for the recording of the album, bringing sharp focus to tracks like the crushing “This Is War”—one of the heaviest songs in FFDP’s ever-expanding repertoire. Elsewhere, lead single “Inside Out” distills the Las Vegas-based crew’s twin strengths of anthemic choruses and thudding riffs into a beefy metallic groove, complete with radio-ready bonus version. Meanwhile, “Living the Dream” name-checks a litany of superheroes and fictional royalty in the service of social commentary. All told, it’s a triumphant return for a band that could’ve easily fallen by the wayside.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
203 Ratings

203 Ratings

Holyholly61788 ,

Decent song

All the people hating on this band probably still live in their mothers basement. No one cares that you don’t like them.

Sterling 84 ,

Confused

To all of the people that love this... have heard their previous music?! If you haven’t don’t worry because you just heard it... again... and again... and again...
Their formula is exactly the same... rearrange the same lyrics and modify a chord here and there. Same as Volbeat - and I love Volbeat.
Shame because they are talented but horrible...
instead of quantity try quality. Don’t pump out 100 songs over 5 years. How about 25 quality ones?!

V8 Thrasher ,

According to the haters...

Since I like this I’m not capable of liking bands like Cattle Decapitation, Opeth, Allegion, or Obituary? Go F*** yourself “metal elitists”; the same type of people that won’t look you in the eye or have a proper grip when giving a handshake.

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