after spending some time with the band’s new album I must say that I am now a convert and am happy to call myself a FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH fan. Okay, so the band doesn’t do a whole lot more than any other groove-based modern metal act, and sure it’s totally uncool to like this sort of stuff, but [email protected]*k it…..I LIKE IT!
Some of Pete Townshend’s remarks on this tour have sparked controversy that this really IS the end for the band. After all 50 is a nice round number and marks a lifetime’s achievement. I firmly believe that The Who and other bands of their era will go on until they cease to exist. What else would they do? They say “old rockers never die they just cut their hair and no one recognises them anymore”. Well there’s no mistaking these guys, their sound is as distinctive as ever and they certainly brought the house down in Belfast. Will we be seeing any more of them? After that performance I live in hope, but WHO knows?….
Once again the sound is a more modernized version of groove-thrash metal and yes, there are definitely a handful of songs that would have suited John Bush probably more than they do Belladonna but let’s be honest, this style suits them well these days and they’re damn good at it…