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4.0 out of 5 stars Five Finger Death Punch - The Wrong Side Of Heaven And The Righteous Side Of Hell Vol. 1
2013's The Wrong Side Of Heaven And The Righteous Side Of Hell Vol. 1 is the fourth full-length studio album by the American Metal band Five Finger Death Punch; It was produced by Kevin Churko (who produced and played bass on their third album, American Capitalist) and as its name implies is one part of a two album set, with part two set to be released separately...
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1.0 out of 5 stars disc faulty
While sealed and wraped and described as new. The disc is faulty and only plays the first four songs. A large sratch is visable on the disc.
It is also the clean version not the explicit version
Published 2 months ago by David Milner


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4.0 out of 5 stars Five Finger Death Punch - The Wrong Side Of Heaven And The Righteous Side Of Hell Vol. 1, 29 July 2013
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2013's The Wrong Side Of Heaven And The Righteous Side Of Hell Vol. 1 is the fourth full-length studio album by the American Metal band Five Finger Death Punch; It was produced by Kevin Churko (who produced and played bass on their third album, American Capitalist) and as its name implies is one part of a two album set, with part two set to be released separately afterwards.

Five Finger Death Punch aren't a band for elitists, they aren't a band for snobs. If you've ever insulted a band for being `posers' or `mallcore' or criticized a band for its image rather than its music then they are definitely something you should avoid.

What they specialize in is simple, memorable and catchy Metal that is entertaining and enjoyable. They walk a fine line between being too heavy for the radio and yet too light for underground credibility. Equally some of their song titles, lyrics, stage banter and merchandise isn't always the most tasteful and artistic in the world but they know what they are doing musically. The band know how to write good songs, filled with crunchy riffs, great solos, vocal parts you can sing along with and melodies that get stuck in your head for days.

The direction of their sound is a sort of clean, crisp and deceptively heavy mixture between Hard Rock, the less Grungey or Industrial sides of Alternative Metal and those occasional commercial radio-Metal singles by heavier bands. Imagine a mixture between Vulgar era Pantera, Vol. 3 era Slipknot and Indestructible era Disturbed and you'll get a vague ballpark idea of their sound.

All of their albums so far have been in a similar direction, with changes happening slowly and logically between albums, so while their debut was a bit faster and a little more Metalcore influenced than their last album for example, you can always tell within a few seconds that its Five Finger Death Punch you're listening to. They are distinctive and they have a clear formula. This new album is no different. Its not an exact copy of what's came before and yet if you've heard a Five Finger Death Punch album before, then you'll know more or less what to expect from this.

Tracks like the opener `Lift Me Up,' the speedy `Burn MF' and the ridiculously catchy `You' cover the same ground that the band have covered before, again, but remarkably well, and `Wrong Side Of Heaven' and `M.I.N.E (End This Way)' provide the softer side of the album that fans will have come to expect by now. With such a successful formula there was no real need to experiment too far away just yet, but the band did a really good job of creating fresh and different sounding material without abandoning their core sound.

That being said; there are a few surprises though, like slightly electronic undertones on `Watch You Bleed' and the ever-so-mildly progressive `Anywhere But Here' & `Diary Of A Deadman.' Its not a million miles away from the band's usual direction, but it is a change nonetheless. Just like there are vocal patterns and riff types dotted around the record that you haven't heard the band try before. Small changes, gradually and over time.

Similarly, while Five Finger Death Punch are not strangers to cover songs, (Faith No More, Pantera, Bad Company) this album contains something of a curveball choice, in a cover of LL Cool J's `Mama Said Knock You Out.'

The album also contains guest appearances from other artists; with Rob Halford of Judas Priest singing on the opener `Lift Me Up,' as well as Maria Brink of In This Moment guesting on `Anywhere But Here' and hip hop artist Tech N9ne guesting on aforementioned unexpected cover song. If you get the bonus tracks you'll also find Hatebreed's Jamey Jasta singing on another version of album closer `Dot Your Eyes,' and Max Cavelera on an alternative version of `I.M Sin'.

Overall; this is a very good record. It mightn't win over any haters, but as a Five Finger Death Punch album it absolutely hits all the right spots, and still manages to take you on a few unexpected journeys. If you already like the band, it serves up more of what you want (bouncy, infectious songs in the band's usual style, with choruses you'll probably sing all summer, solos that will put a smile on your face, and an ear pleasing production) and it serves it all up to a very high standard.
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5.0 out of 5 stars best five finger death punch album ever!!!!!!!!!!!!, 12 Aug 2013
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like ive already said, best five finger death punch album ever!!! if your a fan of f.f.d.p then you should love this album!! ignore any negative stories you may hear or read, buy the album its worth every penny!! i held off buying it but now im glad i did its the most solid album they have done, not a bad song on the album in my opinion.
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5.0 out of 5 stars awesome. get, 10 July 2014
This review is from: The Wrong Side Of Heaven And The Righteous Side Of Hell, Volume 1 (Audio CD)
As with Vol 2 superb, awesome. get it
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good Album, 17 Jun 2014
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Yet again FFDP have don't what they do best. Good album & well worth getting. Would recommend this to others...
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4.0 out of 5 stars FFDP Vol 1, 13 Jun 2014
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This review is from: The Wrong Side Of Heaven And The Righteous Side Of Hell, Volume 1 (Audio CD)
Introduced recently to FFDP by my sister-in-law and liked the album so I bought Vol 2. However, needs to be played loud!
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1.0 out of 5 stars disc faulty, 7 Jun 2014
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While sealed and wraped and described as new. The disc is faulty and only plays the first four songs. A large sratch is visable on the disc.
It is also the clean version not the explicit version
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best Band Around!, 2 May 2014
This review is from: The Wrong Side Of Heaven And The Righteous Side Of Hell, Volume 1 (Audio CD)
This is heavier than volume 2 but also tremendous... They are by far the best band around and these albums prove it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars "Love it", 14 April 2014
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This review is from: The Wrong Side Of Heaven And The Righteous Side Of Hell, Volume 1 (Audio CD)
What more can you say, not heard a great album like this for a long while, im officially a FFDP fan :-)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome, 30 Mar 2014
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This review is from: The Wrong Side Of Heaven And The Righteous Side Of Hell, Volume 1 (Audio CD)
Does exactly what it says on the tin!
Good quality CD and printed inlay..
Excellent band.. Even better live..
A must buy to all metal fans!
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4.0 out of 5 stars METAL!!, 18 Mar 2014
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This is a badass album. I love burn mf, mama said knock you out, just pure heaviness.
I recommend for any metal fan
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