Five Finger Death Punch

War Is the Answer

Five Finger Death Punch - War Is the Answer

2009 | Prospect Park 

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    WAR IS THE ANSWER

    09/22/2009

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All Music Guide Review

Five Finger Death Punch first stormed rock radio in 2007 with "The Bleeding" (from debut album The Way of the Fist), a powerful, emotionally tense track that matched vintage Metallica-style thrash with a throat-shredding chorus more typical of late-aughts metalcore. The Los Angeles-based band's sophomore disc, War Is the Answer, mines much of the same territory as that breakout song, keeping the flame of the classic '80s Four Horsemen sound alive with snap-tight chugga-chugga guitar rhythms, minor-key, classical music-inspired clean/acoustic passages, and vocals dripping with a James Hetfield-approved combination of sensitive angst and macho defiance. First single "Hard to See" backs a catchy, harmony vocal-laden melody with a syncopated groove so rhythmically engaging it could almost be called funky, while the closing track, "War Is the Answer," takes a headbanging riff seemingly straight out of the Anthrax songbook and uses it to drive home one of several ultra-aggressive sentiments ("To me you're just a cancer/War is the answer"). Elsewhere, Five Finger Death Punch delve into somewhat more diverse sonic territory; "Bulletproof" pairs a throbbing industrial feel reminiscent of late-period Ministry with Yngwie Malmsteen-esque melodic shred guitar solos and a vocal hook that recalls the '80s pop-prog of Asia and GTR, while "Far from Home" is a straight-up power ballad, complete with dramatic strings and a soaring chorus that could sit on a compilation album right alongside any big lighter-waver, from Staind's "It's Been Awhile" to Poison's "Every Rose Has Its Thorn." ~ Pemberton Roach, Rovi

War Is the Answer Track Listing

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  • Title
  • time
  • 1
  • Dying Breed
  • 2:54
  • Sound Clip for Dying Breed from War Is the Answer

  • 2
  • Hard to See
  • 3:29
  • Sound Clip for Hard to See from War Is the Answer

  • 3
  • Bulletproof
  • 3:16
  • Sound Clip for Bulletproof from War Is the Answer

  • 5
  • Crossing Over
  • 2:54
  • Sound Clip for Crossing Over from War Is the Answer

  • 6
  • Burn It Down
  • 3:33
  • Sound Clip for Burn It Down from War Is the Answer

  • 7
  • Far from Home
  • 3:32
  • Sound Clip for Far from Home from War Is the Answer

  • 9
  • My Own Hell
  • 3:35
  • Sound Clip for My Own Hell from War Is the Answer

  • 10
  • Walk Away
  • 3:42
  • Sound Clip for Walk Away from War Is the Answer

  • 11
  • Canto
  • 4:09
  • Sound Clip for Canto from War Is the Answer

  • 12
  • Bad Company
  • 4:22
  • Sound Clip for Bad Company from War Is the Answer

  • Credits of War Is the Answer



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