Five Finger Death Punch - The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell, Volume 1

Five Finger Death Punch The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hel
Five Finger Death Punch
TWSoHatRSoH, Vol.1
Prospect Park
Well, well, well, what do we have here? 5FDP announced a new album that is gonna be divided in Vol1 & Vol2, huh! What does that remind me? Wait a moment… didn’t Stone Sour do the same thing a little time ago and it was proven a friggin disaster?! When I saw that statement about Vol1 & Vol2, my mind went to Stone Sour right away. Why? Do those bands have so much inspiration & creativity that they can’t keep them in their pants and need to write down that many songs? Have they actually listened to those songs and liked ‘em all? Is there any producer with balls out there that can stand up to these “gold selling acts” of our times and kick ‘em hard in the ass? Hell no! You see when money talks, bullshit walks!!
What does “The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell, Volume 1” has to offer? Firstly, the title is longer than a railroad and so damn childish that it can easily frighten a 5-year old kid as well as the silly cover artwork. Secondly, if you have listened to any of the band’s previous works then you’ll know what you’ll get. The tracks are more or less one of the same with different titles and generic/meaningless lyrics along with some macho/tough shit. On one hand they’re trying to play it angry and really heavy and on the other they soften their sound with boring wannabe pointless & inane ballads just to get some airplay or have a video played on the “glorious” MTV.
It’s a shame that Rob Halford (sings on “Lift Me Up”) & Max Cavalera (sings on “I.M.Sin”) have taken part in this record. They should be ashamed for they’ve chosen the money over their reputation. As a longtime metalhead, their attitude has insulted me far and away. They are old enough to know how to avoid such pitfalls. The other musicians that are participating in this album – just for the sake of the review – are: Jamey Jasta on “Dot Your Eyes”, Maria Brink on “Anywhere but Here” & Tech N9ne on “Mama Said Knock You Out”, which is an LL Cool J cover that the metalheads will surely repent as soon as they listen to it!
Apart from the big sound this album has everything else here is a mishap! I can’t even think how the Vol2 album will be like! Holy shit… once upon a time these guys showed that they could do something good... how and why did they become so freakin’ mild & tiresome?! When you actually have no more musical ideas, it’s better to rest for a while and if this damn f@ckn’ inspiration does not knock on your door then call it a day and keep yourself and everyone else content…