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    Fri, 15 Mar 2013 08:52:09

    Feature: Faces of 21st Century Heavy Metal — Five Finger Death Punch - By ARTISTdirect.com editor in chief Rick Florino...

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    Arguably, there are a few heavy metal and hard rock bands out there right now that can stand proudly alongside the best—Metallica, Pantera, Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax, and the like. In fact, heavy music is only getting stronger in this day and age. There's a bevy of bands that have picked up that proverbial torch and continued burning down the world with it.

    ARTISTdirect.com wanted to highlight a few of them as they're not only waving the flag for the genre but for musicianship as well.

    We also wanted to preface this with a special criteria. This is only a list of bands who released their first album after the year 2000. This is strictly a "21st Century" list.

    Without further pomp and circumstance and horns proudly up...

    First up is…

    Five Finger Death Punch

    Five Finger Death Punch fought their way to the crown the good old-fashioned way. They toured relentlessly, and they penned some downright deadly yet timeless anthems. Their first three salvos—The Way of the Fist, War is the Answer, and American Capitalist—have all gone Gold, selling over 500,000 copies each since they first burst on to the scene in 2007. That's an incredible feat in this day and age, when record sales continue to diminish. In fact, Five Finger Death Punch have only grown bigger and better.

    That brings us to their impending fourth album. It's one of the year's most-anticipated releases and, building on their already formidable legacy, it's going to be one for the history books. It'd be easy to draw comparisons, but Five Finger Death Punch stand alone. That's another reason why they're owning it. They're one of a select few who could take impressive instrumentation—worthy of any technical metal freak—and incorporate a radio-ready hook seamlessly. That's genius.

    They're going to inspire the next generation to pick up guitars, drums, and microphones as well, and there's nothing more powerful as well.

    Listen to a snippet of "Here to Die" from their upcoming forth album below!



    Also, share your favorite Five Finger Death Punch songs here!

    Rick Florino
    03.15.13


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