Five Finger Death Punch is a massive name in heavy metal these days, but everyone had to start somewhere. Their debut album, Way Of The Fist came out on July 31, 2007 and surprisingly didn't do that well at first. It did just barely break the Billboard 200, by coming in at 199, and it did go all the way up to 107, but that's as a far as it went. That being said, as Five Finger Death Punch kept going on, their success grew. This album was certified as Gold on April 1, 2010 after they sold 500,000 copies.
One of my favorite tracks from this album is actually on re-release that came out on May 13, 2008. That song is "Never Enough", and there's just something that speaks to me about it. Its a perfect song to play when people around you leave you feeling like you're never good enough, and you're just getting frustrated and over it. The chorus expresses this feeling all too well, "Its never enough, no its never enough. No matter what I say, its never enough, no its never enough. I'll never be what you want me to be." This song is only on the re-release here in America, but it was featured on the normal version in the UK, which didn't come out until 2009.
As for the tracks on the first edition as well, I absolutely have to give credit to the lead single, "The Bleeding." It tells quite the story of what we assume was break up, or a friendship falling apart. You hear the pain, and suffering of it all, and its done incredibly well.
Another track I wish to bring some light to is "Death Before Dishonor", which basically says they're going to live their life, regardless of how the world is or the bullshit other people say about them. That's something you just have to respect and love, therefor, we had to mention it.
The album, along with Five Finger Death Punch's entire discography is great, and I highly recommend anyone who likes heavy metal even just a little bit, check them out. If you like what you hear, perhaps you will be able to catch them live here in the coming months! There's a ton of different chances coming up very soon. They will be performing in Australia April 15 through the 25, and then head back to the US to begin performing at several of the big festivals. Their fun begins at Fort Rock on April 30, and Welcome To Rockville on May 1. They will also go on a short, four day tour with Shinedown before performing at Rock On The Range, Rock'n Derby, Rocklahoma and the Chicago Open Air Fest.
That's a lot going on here in the US, but their travels do not stop there! They also will be performing at several festivals around Europe this summer. They will be performing at the Provinssi Rock Fest in Finland, Bråvalla Festival in Sweden, With Full Force Festival in Germany, Rock For People in the Czech Republic, Two Days A Week Festival in Austria, Jarocin Festival 2016 in Poland, and several more! For more information, please visit the respective festival websites and Five Finger Death Punch's official website.
Be sure to check out our reviews for all of Five Finger Death Punch's albums, and while you're at it, please let us know which 5FDP album is your favorite.
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