FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH – GOT YOUR SIX
Release Date: 4th September 2015
℗ 2015 Prospect Park Music LLC under license to Eleven Seven Music
- Got Your Six
- Jekyll And Hyde
- Wash It All away
- Ain’t My Last Dance
- My Nemesis
- No Sudden Movement
- Question Everything
- Hell To Pay
- Digging My Own Grave
- Meet My Maker
- Boots And Blood
- You’re Not My Kind
- This Is My War
- I Apologize
Well friends the knucklehead has landed. The eagerly awaited and most recent instalment from Five Finger Death Punch is ready for release on September 4th and fans are in for a monumental treat. Got Your Six is all the ferocity and musical skill of previous works compounded into one teeth gritting recording of unprecedented ferocity.
Following on from their tremendous work in 5FDP4VETS raising funds in support of veterans suffering Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, in these cases referred to as ‘battle fatigue’, somehow FFDP have managed to produce an unprecedented album of sheer magnificence containing tracks of further camaraderie and support. Whether intended or not, two tracks in particular will speak to, and for thousands still caught in the in the fray. The remainder firmly cement the bond amongst knuckleheads and reassure that FFDP just keep getting better and better. Got Your Six puts our aural system firmly in the cross hairs from a musical perspective, but military and para-military service personal the world over will identify with this track and it will become an anthem for battle readiness and comrade support.
By now most would know that the subject of early release Jekyll and Hyde was built from the voice messages left for band members by lead singer Ivan Moody’s insomnia driven ramblings in the wee small hours of the morning. A killer track in its own right, but the story behind really does put a comical edge to the song.
Wash It All Away ostensibly starts as a slower track for FFDP but soon becomes a venom spitting malevolent observation of our society and suggestions to remedy the ills, but a roller coaster of killer riffs and mosh worthy sections a plenty.
Ain’t My Last Dance is a undulating track ebbs and flows of musical pace laced together by the lyrical ferocity of Ivan and the instrumental skill of Jason Hook and Zoltan Bathory. It has to be said that the bass superiority of Kris Kael comes to the fore with this track and the percussive bridges brought about by Jeremy Spencer are quite simply brilliant.
My Nemesis is extremely reminiscent of their sombre tracks from the previous volumes of The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell, but with a harder edge. This one will have devotees filled with passion for failed relationships with others or self, whoever is your particular nemesis.
No Sudden Movement puts all the tactical awareness and military smarts into one astounding tract of combat readiness complete with amazing guitar riffs. It will be a sensational treat to see what live audiences do to accompany the words ‘click clack, reload’. Better duck I guess. Something I forgot to do when Ivan got me front row, right between the eyes with the hose at Soundwave 2014, Melbourne, Australia.
Question Everything has Ivan strenuously pushing every skerrick of emotion into this tremendous track. Loves lost will be the subject of this malevolent celebration of the darker encounters we share, and ultimately suffer through human exchange and loss. In the end, a healthy sceptical outlook I venture. A tremendous and calming acoustic solo from our resident el mariachi precedes the malign finale to this magnificent FFDP signature powerhouse.
Hell To Pay. Fists will fly and horns of digit will be thrust aloft in vivacious accompaniment as we cry in unison ‘What price will we pay’. The price of the album certainly won’t be an issue at least as every single track is worth the cost tenfold for fervent knuckleheads. Blistering riffs accompany this track, which will surely be a fan favourite live. Our *&cking hearts in plot against our malevolent selves. Superb.
Digging My Own Grave takes me straight back to the debut album The Way Of The Fist. FFDP afford an opportunity for reflection, self-exploration and worth evaluation along with the opportunity to right the wrongs and fix the faults while there is time remaining. Do battle now or regret it eternally. There is peace beyond the rage in this fantastic track with classic gritty FFDP in every note and musically anarchic thrash, as we are tossed this way and that. Rage ever onward. Rage against every nay sayer. We are FFDP. They get it, they portray it, and they put our woes in song. Rage for life. Magnificent.
Meet My Maker is a tremendous track which allows scope to speak to each and every person in a different way. I will keep my personal adaptation to myself, save to say I will keep my own angst until I meet my maker.
Boots and Blood. You don’t have to serve knee deep in shit and guts to appreciate this track, but it sure helps when you suffer PTSD from battle stained reflection. I have never, ever heard such a track that explains so vividly what many suffers of PTSD feel, and more importantly, what others will never understand. I have no idea if this is what FFDP intended with the breathtaking song, but it will sure speak to those suffering long after the battle has ended. The guarded outlook of what was battled, what battles remain and those fought for fucking it all up. You haven’t earned my words, nor my attention, but are worthy of my anger and spite. And that battle need not be restricted to those serving in uniform.
You’re Not My Kind is a pounding and powerful anthem sure to be a favourite among followers and, for that matter anyone alienated by their surroundings and conforming supplicants to the norm.
This Is My War Is My War. Nothing more to say. Brilliant.
I Apologize commences in a manner other than traditional for FFDP, but the lyrics soon reassure that we are well on our way to another classic, driving us to rage against. Killer riffs await and poignant lyrical refrain.
This entire album fills you with pride and satisfaction to be a FFDP fan. Full to the brim with anthems for angst. Hard, fast, powerful and poignant.
The finest Five Finger Death Punch album to date and those previous were extremely difficult to better. A thoroughly exceptional album.