List: ARTISTdirect.com's Top 10 Five Finger Death Punch Songs
Wed, 13 Mar 2013 15:46:56
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Five Finger Death Punch have rightfully taken over heavy metal.
They've got the grooves, they've got the riffs, they've got the chops, and they've got the hooks. It's as if heavy music has been moving towards their reign for the past decade, and now it's their time. Their fourth full-length album, out later this year, will undoubtedly continue the traditions they forged on The Way of the Fist, War Is the Answer, and American Capitalist. We know it will, and we can't wait.
Given their impending fourth record's release, ARTISTdirect.com editor in chief Rick Florino went back through the band's catalog and picked the ten best Five Finger Death Punch songs in our humble opinion.
Check out ARTISTdirect.com's "Top 10 Five Finger Death Punch Songs" below and let us know your favorites in the comments section! Stay tuned for more from Death Punch and keep an eye on BandFuse's Facebook as Zoltan Bathory and Jason Hook are in the game!
ARTISTdirect.com's Top 10 Five Finger Death Punch Songs
10. "Never Enough"
"Never Enough" proves that Five Finger Death Punch or the 21st century kings of groove metal. Jeremy Spencer's drumming rolls with a distinct bounce locking into a barrage of riffs. Ivan Moody's voice carries a massive hook. As the second single from The Way of the Fist, it's now a classic in the band's catalog. It's also got a chillingly vivid lyric from Moody, "In the end, we're all just chalk lines on the concrete".
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9. "Dying Breed"
The opening barrage from War is the Answer tempers Zoltan Bathory and Jason Hook's thrash fireworks with a violently catchy refrain courtesy of the frontman. Live, this song consistently slays, merging all of the best elements of the group into one indestructible metal machine.
8. "Death Before Dishonor"
This slow burner from The Way of the Fist sails in on a smooth arena-filling lead, and Moody's gruff bark ravages just before a lithely haunting hook, "I choose death before dishonor". It's some real tough and philosophical Bruce Lee shit…
7. "American Capitalist"
Album number, American Capitalist three kicked off with this scorcher. Once again, it mounted a full-blown sensory assault with Chris Kael's bass, Spencer's drums, and Bathory and Hook's six-string fireworks blasting through the speakers. Moody takes center stage with a Layne Staley-size hook.
6. "The Tragic Truth"
From the classically influenced guitar to Moody's most confessional and cinematic lyrics yet, "The Tragic Truth" remains their most intimate and incisive ballad. It'll resonate for years to come, even though it's a b-side.
5. "Walk Away"
Speaking of ballads, this War is the Answer lighter-waver might just be the heaviest and most hypnotic breakup song ever.
4. "Burn It Down"
This one is like a frag grenade waiting to explode. It's calculated assault hits like a precision smart bomb—a heavy metal masterpiece.
3. "White Knuckles"
Everything about "White Knuckles" is epic. There isn't a moment that doesn't feel like a tense roller coaster ride. It's locked and loaded for ass-kicking, but it's still got a huge melody.
2. "Under and Over It"
We've said it before, but this Five Finger Death Punch's equivalent of "Walk". It's got that immortal groove, but it's fortified by mind-blowing soloing. Plus, the video is the best rock music video in decades…
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1. "The Bleeding"
This is the one that started it all. It drew blood, and it still does. Now, they rule heavy metal, but it began here.
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What's your favorite Five Finger Death Punch song?