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Five Finger Death Punch is an American Groove Metal band from Los Angeles, California formed in 2005. Their first album was released in 2007, the second album was released in 2009, and a third album came out in October 2011. A two-part fourth album, The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell, was released in 2013 with Part 1 coming out in July and Part 2 in November.Their song "Dying Breed" was featured in the 2010 remake of Splatterhouse, and "Hard To See" was used as the theme song for TNA's show Reaction.Albums:
The Way of The Fist (2007)
War Is The Answer (2009)
American Capitalist (2011)
The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell (2013)
Religion Rant Song: Salvation is sort of one, although it is more critical to religious conservatives rather than religion itself. Burn It Down could be interpreted as one as well.
Rule of Cool: There really isn't a band out there more suited for good old fashioned wonton destruction.
Sanity Slippage Song: Many of their songs could be taken this way, but My Own Hell is the most straightforward example.
Soprano and Gravel: Ivan provides a rare solo version. He can go from a smooth melody to an incredibly harsh growl, usually within the same song.
Surprisingly Gentle Song: Far From Home off their second album, especially after its use in Criminal Minds. There's also Crossing Over, which contains none of their signature heavy riffs or screaming vocals whatsoever. "Remember Everything" is probably the biggest example of this trope, and "Battle Born" also deserves a mention.
Take That: They're quite...vocal critics to say the least.
"Under and Over It" tells their critics to suck something which rhymes with "prick".
The Cameo: Quiet a few on Wrong Side of Heaven, including Tech N9ne on the cover of "Mama Said Knock You Out", Maria Brink of In This Moment on "Anywhere but Here", Jamey Jasta of Hatebreed on "Dot Your Eyes", Max Cavelara of Soulfly on "I.M Sin", and most famously Rob Halford of Judas Priest on "Lift Me Up."
Title Drop: The title track off ofAmerican Capitalist retroactively does this for their first two albums:
Yeah War is the Answer like I told you before!
You're a coward with no power just a stain on the floor!
If you're a man be a man stop running your lips!
Round three no mercy/It's the Way of the Fist!
Wrong Side of Heaven...Part 1 also does this in the title track.
Younger Than They Look: Ivan was born in 1980, but he looks like he's in his early-to-mid-40s. Which is strange, because he was in his mid-20s when the band's debut was recorded, and looked that age.