Five Finger Death Punch
Got Your Six


1.5
very poor

Review

by Chamberbelain CONTRIBUTOR (212 Reviews)
December 12th, 2015 | 42 replies


Release Date: 09/04/2015 | Tracklist

Review Summary: MAYDAY! MAYDAY! MAYDAY!

Rising through the ranks of heavy metal popularity are American patriots, Five Finger Death Punch. Since releasing their debut album ‘The Way Of The Fist’ in 2007 they have received divided acclaim to their music. On their side are pounding riffs, accessible lyrics, memorable live shows and most of all: media attention. But across no man’s land lie mundane and clichéd lyrical concepts, inconsistent albums and while being fronted by egotistical band members. Will this be the first album that unifies both sides as one army"

No.

Zoltan Bathory and Jason Hook are the men that save this album from utter failure. ‘Question Everything’ features a very dominative riff that cowers and exposes at coordinated times according to the tone of Ivan’s abrasive singing. ‘No Sudden Movement’ has a fast and twisting rhythm that the guitars lay down however it follows the same structure that most of the album’s content is based around. The guitarists and Jeremy Spencer on drums manage to replicate a warlike tone to all Five Finger Death Punch’s albums and this is no exception. They can go from fully automatic tremolo to submissive melodies will precision and the crisp production of “Got Your Six” compliments their talent.

There seems to be a finite amount of lyrical themes that Five Finger Death Punch can think of, even after 8 years. You’ve got the “I’m going to stand against you” (‘My Nemesis’), “higher authorities are making bad things happen” (‘No Sudden Movement’), “I’m an invincible war machine” (title track) and finally “reminiscing about some stuff” (‘Digging My Own Grave’). All this themes make an appearance that ultimately points the finger at Mr. Moody for the tediousness of “Got Your Six”. On ‘Boots And Blood’ Ivan shouts obscenities left right and centre but they aren’t emotionally igniting or hooky-even the most angst teen will say that they are unnecessary.
[Related side note: when Ozzy Osbourne screams “Yooou Bastards!” during ‘Sabbath Bloody Sabbath’, one of the finest Black Sabbath vocal hooks was created and in turn is a good example of where vulgar language can increase a sense of restlessness and overall enjoyment.]

There are a number of experimental moments that do gauge some interest in “Got Your Six”; albeit few. On leading single ‘Jekyll And Hyde’ the rhythm is based around some sort of dramatic breakdown with a groaning war cry leading it forward. This feature is definitely different from any song they have done before and nearly deters you from the unbearably naff lyrics like the unexciting chorus: “There’s a demon inside, just like Jekyll and Hyde/ All this anger inside, I feel like Jekyll and Hyde.” Influence is another progressive feature. Clear nu-metal influences find their way onto this album that are new to Five Finger Death Punch but outdated to the rest of the world. The simple stamping riffs and escalating chorus on ‘Wash It All Away’ sound unmistakably like Disturbed and is the same case with the following track ‘Ain’t My Last Dance’ but a riff that sounds distinctly like Korn’s ‘Here To Stay’ crawls in at the last minute.

Clearly the masses enjoy Five Finger Death Punch’s accessible sound of marching guitars and abrasive vocals and their reward is that they’ve been enlisted in a regiment of bands that have made the step up from headlining big venues to renowned stadiums with sucess. The simple fact is that no matter how this (or any) album is interpreted, this band can only grow in popularity.



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Comments:Add a Comment 
DrGonzo1937
Staff Reviewer
December 12th 2015


15251 Comments


I still don't understand how this band is going. So fucking dumb.

Nice rev.

Tunaboy45
December 12th 2015


16734 Comments


Embarrassingly bad band

Digging: PUP - Morbid Stuff

KILL
December 12th 2015


81232 Comments


m/

EvoHavok
December 12th 2015


7683 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Lead single is lolbad.

zaruyache
December 12th 2015


20667 Comments


"I still don't understand how this band is going."

The people who jam this band are this generation's equivalent to Ted Nugent fans. Which is to say, this sub group of society will always exist, apparently. ._.

Tunaboy45
December 12th 2015


16734 Comments


What worries me is that their albums all sell really well.

sonictheplumber
December 12th 2015


10374 Comments


Saw a dude with a maiden killers tattoo and I was gonna compliment him but he had on a five finger death punch t shirt so I figured he must not even know maiden, dude prolly thought it was some damn walking dead zombie

sonictheplumber
December 12th 2015


10374 Comments


Zariyache dude I'm sorry but Ted nugent is 100000 times better than these tools

sonictheplumber
December 12th 2015


10374 Comments


Zariyache dude I'm sorry but Ted nugent is 100000 times better than these tools

Tunaboy45
December 12th 2015


16734 Comments


Zariyache dude I'm sorry but tool is 100000 times better than these Ted nugents


Mister Twister
December 12th 2015


2543 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

boots and blood is hilariously wretched

Tunaboy45
December 12th 2015


16734 Comments


Fuck all the mind games
Fuck all the lies
Fuck what you think
Fuck all of you guys
Fuck what you heard
Fuck what you said
Fuck all your words you're all fucked in your head

I won't waste words on you
Fuck it, fuck it, fuck it all


Aftertheascension
December 12th 2015


3565 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

War is the answer was fun but the rest of their discog is ass

zaruyache
December 12th 2015


20667 Comments


Ted nugent is 100000 times better than these tools

So he's a 2.2/5 on avg?

KILL
December 12th 2015


81232 Comments


mc5 knew how to rock

deathschool
December 12th 2015


23960 Comments


I've got your 7 tbh. Don't tell anyone

ScuroFantasma
Staff Reviewer
December 12th 2015


11682 Comments


"All this themes make a" *these

Good review, album blows

deathschool
December 12th 2015


23960 Comments


Also, I've seen a few people lately post racist shit on FB followed by "Check Your Six". Does that have anything to do with this album? I wouldn't be at all surprised if these guys came out supporting some sort of skinhead agenda.

zaruyache
December 12th 2015


20667 Comments


too few skinheads around for that to be a profitable campaign. Pro-Trump tho I could see.

Judio!
December 13th 2015


8444 Comments


Gave up on these guys after The Wrong Side of Haven pt. 1. Not even gonna bother with this album.



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