Five Finger Death Punch (5FDP) have always struck me as smart.

Here are a group of veteran musicians who chose to wisely cherry-pick from multiple subgenres – heavy, groove, alternative and nu metal – to create their sound. They then added Pantera’s muscle to give it some punch and repackaged it for a younger generation. Was this a calculated move? Sure, but aren’t most moves calculated? It’s only ever going to be a problem if it was unsuccessful and 5FDP have proved time and time again that the formula paid off. That process is repeated on F8 and their fanbase will love them for it.

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