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Five Finger Death Punch - A Decade Of Destruction album review

The Las Vegas bruisers fall short of a knockout hits collection

Cover art for Five Finger Death Punch - A Decade Of Destruction album

Due to a high-profile lawsuit with their former label, it’s long been known that Five Finger Death Punch were planning to release a greatest hits record. Spanning an impressive six albums across the last decade, highlights include the early, lighters-in-the-air favourite The Bleeding; the brilliant, throaty turn from Rob Halford on Lift Me Up; the back-from-the-brink anthem Coming Down; and the swaggering confessional Jekyll And Hyde. But with a wealth of material to choose from, it seems pointless to not only include three covers – Gone Away, Bad Company and the pretty terrible House Of The Rising Sun – but to omit Mama Said Knock You Out, which always fit them best. Candid new song Trouble hints at Ivan’s recent troubles with alcoholism, and is a promising indication of next year’s album. Obligations now fulfilled, fingers crossed – or squeezed into a fist – that they’ll come out swinging in 2018.

Eleanor was promoted to the role of Editor at Metal Hammer magazine after over seven years with the company, having previously served as Deputy Editor and Features Editor. Prior to joining Metal Hammer, El spent three years as Production Editor at Kerrang! and four years as Production Editor and Deputy Editor at Bizarre. She has also written for the likes of Classic Rock, Prog, Rock Sound and Visit London amongst others, and was a regular presenter on the Metal Hammer Podcast.