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Five Finger Death Punch
The Way of the Fist
Type: CD
Company: Firm Music
Release: 2007
Genre: Metalcore/Hardcore
Reviewer: Frank Hill
Published: 1/2/2008
Energy, skill and hooks
Formed in 2005 with former members of Motograter and WASP, 5FDP has the backing of the management company of Korn, Staind, and Limp Bizkit which no doubt helped obtain the publicity needed to get the band a spot on TV, a tour, and a position on the music charts regardless of having a style that is being done to death by modern bands--harsh verses commingle with softer choruses within a punchy groove metal set (they border on Thrash, but don't think from the title they have much relation to Death metal). 5FDP can't be denied on the basis of originality alone with the hooks and combinations they have on The Way of the Fist. They sound like multitudes of aggro-metal bands busting people's chops across America, but when the final decision is made their energy, skill and hooks deserve a band-worth of fists be raised in triumph and victory.

About this Writer:
Frank Hill // Frank Hill has been at this site since its slimy, crying birth in '03. He was born on National Metal Day--11/11 and will turn his hearing aids up to 11 when he's 111. He secretly listens to a lot of old Country and Doo-Wop tunes and wants to start a cyberband with lead vocals by Robot Plant. He is still trying to figure out what Judas Priest meant by "paratamize you". If you read this, then he salutes you.

Maximum Metal Rating Legend - Click for Full Details
5 Excellent - Buy it and say a prayer to the metal gods that you were tuned on to this masterpiece. A classic.
4-4.5 Great - Almost perfect records but there's probably a clunker or a lacking somewhere to keep it from perfection. You won't feel bad about dropping some bones on these.
3.5 Good - Most of the record is good, but there may be some filler. This is the OK range where you'd search for the record on sale or used.
3 Average - Some good songs, some bad ones at about a half/half ratio. Could show skills but be dull overall. Redeeming qualities for indy bands are effort and passion. Majors that don't try or suck outright end up here.
2-2.5 Fair - Worth a listen, but best obtained by collectors. There is much better metal out there.
1-1.5 Bad - Major problems with music, lyrics, production, etc.
0 Terrible or an otherwise waste of your life and time.

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2007
Frank Hill1/2/2008


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