5FDP Album Ranking:
1. The Way of the Fist
2. War is the Answer
3. American Capitalist
4. And Justice for None
5. The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell, Volume 1
6. Got Your Six
7. The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell, Volume 2
I really liked this guys back when War Is The Answer came out and The Wrong Side... Part 1 had really good songs, but nowadays they feel like a meme to me. And with this horrible Spiral collab album cover I get the feeling they want to become a meme as well.
I third this. I was going to leave a comment stating the same thing. The songs feel lighter to me? You can tell a clear difference from The Way Of The First to this latest album. I understand bands evolve, but I miss the grittiness of the old days.
I agree with you the new material sounds decent; I cannot deny that. Ivan still knows how to astonish you with his singing performances, but I expect it something more extraordinary from him. It looks like he abused the ballads in his newest album too much. He should stick to the old way of writing material as he did for the previous album “Got your six.” Overall, the latest release sounds solid; I cannot dispute that.
There is confirmation from Five Finger Death Punch that they started recording a new album in December 2017 and no shouts about it? Also, Jason Hook said: "There is a certain part of finishing something new that is going to make you feel like it’s the best. Because it has the freshness to it, so it has an unfair advantage over the other ones." It seems there is a chance for a new album in 2018.
I used to really like this band.... but they're just so.... eh, they have so much potential and just make watered down radio rock, and I say that as a person who listens to a lot of radio rock. Some good melodies here and there, and I think Wrong Side of Heaven is legitimately a good song, but this band is just not for me.