Five Finger Death Punch - F8

5.9 | 59 votes |
Release date: 28 February 2020
Style: Groove metal


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01. F8
02. Inside Out
03. Full Circle
04. Living The Dream
05. A Little Bit Off
06. Bottom Of The Top
07. To Be Alone
08. Mother May I (Tic Toc)
09. Darkness Settles In
10. This Is War
11. Leave It All Behind
12. Scar Tissue
13. Brighter Side Of Grey
14. Making Monsters [bonus]
15. Death Punch Therapy [bonus]
16. Inside Out [radio edit] [bonus]

Guest review by
omne metallum
Eight albums in and Five Finger Death Punch have decided it is time for change, as if to turn the page with a new label and drummer in tow; where they made tentative steps towards altering their direction on the preceding And Justice For None, it is here on F8 that the band make strides to this end.

While F8 still has a lot in common with the band's past, you will notice subtle and clear alterations that are an unexpected but welcome addition. The biggest switch up is in their approach to song structure; previous new Five Finger Death Punch seemed like the latest Windows update, a new gloss of paint that did little to change your perception of what you were engaging with. F8 still has the same aesthetic of old, but these songs are freshly baked rather than rehashes. "Full Circle" follows in the vein in "Dying Breed" on War Is The Answer but it sounds nothing like it; while still the same 'you moan about me but what about you' it sounds like a fresh take on the topic. It is changes like this that breathe life into the album and blow away the pre-conceived notions that the band has conditioned listeners to. Gone are the cookie cutter replicates of old and in comes the band cooking from scratch.

published 20.06.2020 | Comments (2)

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29.02.2020 - 20:54
Rating: 7
Seba Raven Rock
Good Job!
20.03.2020 - 22:25
Rating: 4
Metal Rambo
Not good. Listened this through couple of times and nothing special really stood out or caught my attention. Both the performance and the production sound too safe and by the numbers, even corporate to my taste. After an hour or two I most likely won't have any memory of this album at all.
You've got a lot of guts. Let's see what they look like.
15.05.2020 - 03:01
Rating: 9
A very good album. It's straight FFDP. You may like it or not but they never let you down.
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