Feature: Top Five Songs from Five Finger Death Punch's "The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell, Volume 1"
Tue, 30 Jul 2013 14:02:48
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The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell, Vol. 1 has landed with a bang in stores today.
It's Five Finger Death Punch's most vicious and vivid offering to date, and you need it if you have a pulse…
Even though every track kicks ass, ARTISTdirect.com editor in chief Rick Florino broke down our five favorite tracks from the album. Check them out below.
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"Watch You Bleed"
This one is classic Five Finger Death Punch. A softly plucked acoustic guitar hums underneath Ivan Moody's haunting delivery before shimmying into the buzzsaw twin guitar assault of Zoltan Bathory and Jason Hook. Let's not forget the pummeling percussive twister from Jeremy Spencer fueling it all—or Chris Kael's raucous bass. The dynamics prove utterly deadly, marrying melody and murder quite majestically.
"Wrong Side of Heaven"
A slow, sultry clean guitar resounds as the beat builds. There's a cinematic elegance to the track entwined within that solo six-string echo. Moody announces, "I'm on the wrong side of Heaven and the righteous side of Hell". That's the place to be for all hard rock and heavy metal fans right now.
Talk about incendiary. "Burn MF" is the kind of epic bitchslap of brutality that nobody can throw quite like Five Finger Death Punch. The refrain of "Burn motherfucker burn" was meant to be screamed as loudly as possible across stadiums and festival fields worldwide. Light this one up and watch it go. It's Five Finger Death Punch's heaviest salvo yet.
"Mama Said Knock You Out"
A brilliantly ballsy move, the boys from Las Vegas enlisted Kansas City's ultimate MC Tech N9ne for the cover of LL Cool J's classic. Moody's unhinged rapping remains raucous and raw as Tech spits sizzling barbs. This is as punchy as rap and metal can get.
"Diary of a Deadman"
Reminiscent of the darker Philip Anselmo monologues from Pantera's Far Beyond Driven and The Great Southern Trendkill, this closes out the ride with some of the most incisive musings yet from Moody over an atmospheric yet hellish sonic canvas.
What's your favorite song from the new Five Finger Death Punch album?
See our interview between Ivan Moody and Aaron Nordstrom of Gemini Syndrome here!
See our review of Five Finger's new album here!