Album review: Five Finger Death Punch – War Is the Answer
War Is the Answer is the follow-up to last years The Way Of The fist, a 400,000-seller worldwide.
Comprising of 13 brand new tracks, including first single/video ‘Hard To See’ . With tracks like ‘Bulletproof’ plus ‘Bad Company’, a cover of the 1974 clasic originally recorded by the UK band of the same name, the album is jointly helmed by FFDP and award-winning producer, Kevin Churko (Ozzy Osbourne) and mixed by the legendary Randy Staub (Metallica, Stone Sour).
Although this is a change of pace for what I normally expect from FFDP, Hard To See still has that hard groove and punchy riff that makes this band so strong. This may be a tad more acceptable to the commercial world, but if it can open the world of FFDP to more fans then why not, it is good to try new things. Also a great cover of a classic song, Bad Company, sure to be a new favourite at live shows.
FFDP are back in the UK in November with labelmates, Shadows Fall.
1. Dying Breed
2. Hard To See
4. No One Gets Left Behind
5. Crossing Over
6. Burn It Down
7. Far From Home
8. Falling In Hate
9. My Own Hell
10. Walk Away
11. Canto 34
12. Bad Company (BAD COMPANY cover)
13. War Is The Answer