Five Finger Death Punch
Got Your Six
Sony Music Australia
Release Date: 4 September 2015
Review by Nick French
If you’re reading this, the chances are you’ve heard Five Finger Death Punch before, or at least know what they sound like. Their sixth album Got Your Six follows their previously laid-out blueprints – plenty of groove, sing-alongs and figurative middle fingers pointed skywards.
As a whole, the album lyrically swings between crying for help, and screaming in anger. Their sound is probably best summed up by the first single from the album, Jekyll And Hyde, which fluctuates between vulnerable and vengeful, while being an album highlight. Fury is shown off more prevalently in such tunes as No Sudden Movement, Meet My Maker and the angsty Boots And Blood, while those looking for a little more melancholy would be advised to check out My Nemesis, Question Everything and Diggin’ My Own Grave.
Don’t expect Shakespearean wordplay or progressive song structures here, but it’s a solid dose of anthems for the downtrodden and the furious.