Five Finger Death Punch
And Justice for None

1. Fake
2. Top Of The World
3. Sham Pain
4. Blue On Black
5. Fire In The Hole
6. I Refuse
7. It Doesn’t Matter
8. When The Seasons Change
9. Stuck In My Ways
10. Rock Bottom
11. Gone Away
12. Bloody
13. Will The Sun Ever Rise

Zoltan Bathory – rhythm guitar
Jeremy Spencer – drums
Ivan Moody – lead vocals, piano
Jason Hook – lead guitar, backing vocals
Chris Kael – bass, backing vocals

The Way of the Fist (2007)
War Is the Answer (2009)
American Capitalist (2011)
The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell, Volume 1 (2013)
The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell, Volume 2 (2013)
Got Your Six (2015)



Released 2018-05-18
Reviewed 2018-05-24

eleven seven

Five-finger death punch, sounds like an interesting punch but there is no explanation as to how it is made, what fingers are used and how. Is it a double punch with three fingers in the first and than two in the follow up, and how do you strike it for it to be a death punch? I really think the death punch is more interesting than the band that is releasing the seventh album that promises no justice for anyone. And it comes in a special edition that has both more songs and an uglier cover; the standard edition’s artwork is pretty good while the other one is poor. But what about the music then, is it any punchy?

I found that the name has more punch than the music that is quite regular American heavy metal, with a touch of nu-metal perhaps. The songs feel built to be commercially viable and at times they feel a bit soulless and sterile, not much variation over the thirteen songs either. Pretty good sound and vocalist, the production is clearly expensive and well made but nothing about this album really stands out. From the creative standpoint it is an album that doesn’t really offer much, if you know the band or the genre this will give a sense of déjà vu – not very exciting from that perspective. And the album is a bit long as well; ten songs would have been more than enough in my view.

Variation could have been better, the songs could have been better, I think it is an album that could and should have been better considering the band’s popularity and therefore their possibilities and resources. But it is a good but also pretty bland and a bit cautious – not really a standout album. Sure it will please most of their fans and probably earn them one or two new fans but it will not be among the highlights when the year is to be summarised. None of the songs really stand out, the chorus on Top of the World is the most memorable part of the album and the ending is probably the best part of and album that feels like a good release but not a standout one.

Ending this review feels rather good considering that the album feels rather uninteresting, well-made and pretty good overall. But even if you like the album I think the special edition is a waste, it has three more pointless songs and an uglier artwork compared with the regular edition – perhaps it is best to just buy a digital version. In the end I find this to be a fairly ordinary album, kind of like Bad Wolves I reviewed yesterday but that one at least had a killer song. And Justice for None just isn’t punchy or exciting enough to stand out.








Label: Eleven Seven
Three similar bands: Divine Heresy/God Forbid/Bad Wolves
Rating: HHHHHHH (4/7)
Reviewer: Daniel Källmalm

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