AND JUSTICE FOR NONE TRACKLISTING
Top Of The World
Blue On Black
Fire In The Whole
It Doesn’t Matter
When The Seasons Change
Stuck In My Ways
Will The Sun Ever Rise
Save Your Breath
Reviewed by Nick Faulkhead
The multi-platinum selling Groove Metal Juggernaut Five Finger Death Punch bring the heat, and the feels with their seventh offering, And Justice For None.
With 13 songs in total, Ivan, Zoltan, Jason, Chris, and Spence, have created an album designed to raise hell and fill Arenas the world over. Thunderous beats, driving bass lines, hook after hook, and choruses your neighbours will be humming for days, give this album a very big, brash overwrought intensity.
The big moments here are Big, Fake, Top Of The World, Rock Bottom, and Bad Seed will have Knuckleheads raising their fists to the skies. While the more somber moments, I Refuse, When The Seasons Change, and Will The Sun Ever Rise will have the same ‘heads staring forlornly into their Beer.
Included in this package is the very 5FDP’d cover of Gone Away by The Offspring, which to date, has nine million plus streams on Spotify alone. Kenny Wayne Shepherd also gets some love, in the form of a very faithful interpretation of the brilliant, Blue on Black, that leads nicely into the heaving mid-paced rocker, Fire In The Hole.
Closing out the album is the most 5FDP of 5FDP songs, Save Your Breath, a fist shaking, lung burner that has everything you’ve come to expect… and more, that makes you clench your fist so much tighter. While at the other end of the scale, Sham-Pain, is just… Sham–Pain–Ful.
With the words ‘Rock Is Dead’ being trolled out left and right, Five Finger Death Punch are fighting the good fight and punching their way through the dirge to bring Rock, back to the front.
As you know the Epic, Five Finger Death Punch are headed our way to support Black Sabbath, and have announced their own headlining shows in Melbourne and Sydney
Casper caught up with 5FDP Drummer Jeremy Spencer regarding their new album Got Your Six and what to expect form their shows in Australia.
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH
Announce Headline Shows in Melbourne and Sydney
Touring Nationally with Black Sabbath in April
As they prepare to thrill Australian audiences alongside BLACK SABBATH in April, American heavy metal giants FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH announce two exclusive all-ages shows in Melbourne and Sydney.
Tickets go on sale at 9am Friday, February 26.
Telstra Thanks is bringing an exciting 48-hour pre-sale just for Telstra customers from 2pm Monday, February 22 until 2pm Wednesday, February 24. For more information on how to purchase, visit: telstra.com/music.
For complete tour and ticketing details, visit: livenation.com.au.
In 2015, Five Finger Death Punch crashed into the ARIA Charts at #3 with their sixth album, Got Your Six, giving them their highest Australian chart position ever! Got Your Six is the follow-up to the two global smash hits, 2013’s The Wrong Side Of Heaven And The Righteous Side Of Hell Volumes 1 and 2 which debuted at #13 and #29 respectively. The album prior, 2011’s American Capitalist debuted at #50, proving FFDP’s fanbase has grown dramatically in Australia over just a few years.
The band’s second single from Got Your Six, Wash It All Away, quickly climbed the Rock radio charts in the U.S. and recently went #1 for two weeks in a row! The striking, live performance video for the song was shot by iconic music video director Wayne Isham (Metallica, Mötley Crüe) and showcases their highly visual stage show and the contagious energy that fuels the thousands of rabid fans in attendance. It’s the perfect example of what you can expect when you watch FFDP live!
The Vegas-based rockers have grown exponentially in a short amount of time, racking up 15 consecutive Top Ten hits, three #1s and five gold albums. With the release of their 2-volumes in 2013, the band frequently released new content outselling the majority of bands in their genre, with more than 1.5 million albums sold over the past two years just in North America alone.
The band’s last visit to our shores was in 2014 as part of the Soundwave Festival, where their trademark stadium anthems garnered new fans and thrilled their faithful.
Now, audiences in Melbourne and Sydney will have yet another chance to take in the full force of Five Finger Death Punch: one of heavy metal’s most uncompromising outfits.
FESTIVAL HALL, MELBOURNE
WEDNESDAY APRIL 20
BIG TOP at LUNA PARK, SYDNEY
FRIDAY APRIL 22
TICKETS ON SALE 9AM FRIDAY FEBRUARY 26
Telstra pre-sale: 2pm Monday February 22 until 2pm Wednesday February 24
For complete tour and ticket information as well as VIP packages offered, please, visit:
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH – GOT YOUR SIX
Release Date: 4th September 2015
℗ 2015 Prospect Park Music LLC under license to Eleven Seven Music
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.