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2017-11-20 05:32:28 PM  
Should have gone with Naugahyde Windpipe for the name.
 
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2017-11-20 06:42:26 PM  
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Come on, man.  R'lyeh?
 
2017-11-20 06:49:26 PM  
No it's not:

Axis of Awesome - 4 Four Chord Song (with song titles)
Youtube 5pidokakU4I
 
2017-11-20 06:53:11 PM  
so only drink 2 fingers worth
and who the hell would want to drink punch anyway?
 
2017-11-20 06:53:47 PM  
Knows a thing or two about such punches...
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2017-11-20 07:00:25 PM  
It's only hard if you suck at music.
 
2017-11-20 07:04:25 PM  

SpaceyCat: No it's not:

[Youtube 5pidokakU4I image 480x360][Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/5pidokak​U4I]


There are a million 4 chord songs that aren't hits.
 
2017-11-20 07:08:25 PM  
What the hell happened to those guys? Their debut album was good. Then they turned into Nickelback.

RIP FFDP.  We hardly knew ye.

Five Finger Death Punch - The Way Of The Fist
Youtube pf5STiPnbBU
 
2017-11-20 07:12:13 PM  
Depth Charge - Shaolin Buddha Finger
Youtube m3tTH7HvISw

Why use five when you only need one?
 
2017-11-20 07:12:50 PM  
Ah, I see the YouTube previews are farked up. Again.
 
2017-11-20 07:18:40 PM  
it's easy, all you have to do is write a song with lyrics that a lot of people find appealing sung to a beat you can dance/head bang/nod/stand there to.

/you're welcome
 
2017-11-20 07:23:07 PM  

Julius Pleaseher: Then they turned into Nickelback.


That's how you write a hit song.
 
2017-11-20 07:25:32 PM  
Total ripoff of Five Finger Donkey Punch.
 
2017-11-20 07:38:07 PM  
How the f*ck do they put out a greatest hits album?
 
2017-11-20 07:41:32 PM  
Poliça - Fist, Teeth, Money
Youtube YtuR7b46YNc
 
2017-11-20 07:52:04 PM  
Five Finger Death Punch is the band that finally made me give up listening to our local rock station. DJs could not stop slobbering c*** long enough over those guys. I think they just liked saying the name on-air.
 
2017-11-20 08:01:33 PM  
I've heard 3-4 songs by these guys.  Not only is the music laughably simple, it's also laughably bad.

/ hate to rag on bands I'm not into
// but jeez
/// these guys really suck
 
2017-11-20 08:07:25 PM  
Also, he's a bassist.

/ plays bass
 
2017-11-20 08:16:10 PM  

12349876: Julius Pleaseher: Then they turned into Nickelback.

That's how you write a hit song.


Yeah, but this guy was never gonna make it as a wise man.
 
XSV
2017-11-20 08:42:34 PM  

Julius Pleaseher: What the hell happened to those guys? Their debut album was good. Then they turned into Nickelback.

RIP FFDP.  We hardly knew ye.

[YouTube video: Five Finger Death Punch - The Way Of The Fist]


Yeah it seems like each release I get less and less interested in. Their classic rock covers of bad company and house of the rising sun are pretty decent at least.

/Would post links but I'm on mobile
//And lazy
///Not too lazy for 3s though
 
2017-11-20 08:44:54 PM  
Most of the blame for this band falls on the lead singer. He is better suited for cashing out 24 hour cuisine.
 
2017-11-20 08:45:30 PM  
they are so metal
Five Finger Death Punch - The Bleeding LIVE Chicago Open Air Fest July 17th 2016
Youtube RjqM12I8UVE
 
2017-11-20 09:05:08 PM  

Julius Pleaseher: What the hell happened to those guys? Their debut album was good. Then they turned into Nickelback.

RIP FFDP.  We hardly knew ye.

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/pf5STiPn​bBU]


They've always been Nickelback to me.  Them and Volbeat.  I don't know why these bands are so popular other than everybody but me is stupid I guess.
 
2017-11-20 09:11:08 PM  
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"I got it!  We'll have them write hit songs."
 
2017-11-20 09:14:17 PM  
I Could've Written Any Dethklok Song | Metalocalypse | Adult Swim
Youtube NvtHClOMw-A
 
2017-11-20 09:14:38 PM  

starlost: so only drink 2 fingers worth
and who the hell would want to drink punch anyway?


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2017-11-20 09:56:29 PM  
Hot Topic and Spencer's run out of catchy t-shirt slogans you could steal for lyrics?

Bummer.
 
2017-11-20 10:10:42 PM  
Good one, sub.
 
2017-11-20 10:32:40 PM  
"God, when was the last time I played in Lexington? It had to be JDI (the original Jefferson Davis Inn at South Limestone and West High, just down the street from Rupp). To go from JDI to Rupp Arena, that's crazy."

Mad props from this guy who (more than likely) was drunk and yelled at you at some point in time.

http://www.kentucky.com/entertainment​/​music-news-reviews/article42611784.htm​l
 
2017-11-20 10:57:13 PM  

The Googles Do Nothing: Julius Pleaseher: What the hell happened to those guys? Their debut album was good. Then they turned into Nickelback.

RIP FFDP.  We hardly knew ye.

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/pf5STiPn​bBU]

They've always been Nickelback to me.  Them and Volbeat.  I don't know why these bands are so popular other than everybody but me is stupid I guess.


When you arrive to the conclusion that "everyone is stupid but me"... it's really you.


/Volbeat is garbage tho.
 
2017-11-20 11:24:21 PM  

The Googles Do Nothing: Julius Pleaseher: What the hell happened to those guys? Their debut album was good. Then they turned into Nickelback.

RIP FFDP.  We hardly knew ye.

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/pf5STiPn​bBU]

They've always been Nickelback to me.  Them and Volbeat.  I don't know why these bands are so popular other than everybody but me is stupid I guess.


We've kind of hit a point in heavy metal where it's all so niche focused that if you're looking to come up with something with wide appeal it just isn't going to work.  Too many fans know exactly what they want and there are plenty of bands that they can find to give it to them.

It's a phenomenal time to be a listener if you're willing to put in some work and discover.  It's painful if you still rely on the radio.
 
2017-11-20 11:29:59 PM  
Golly, after reading the thread I didn't realize that there were so many people with such contempt for these guys.

As for me, I enjoy them.  I'm not above playing it in the minivan for the commute.
 
2017-11-20 11:46:31 PM  

FaygoMaster: Golly, after reading the thread I didn't realize that there were so many people with such contempt for these guys.

As for me, I enjoy them.  I'm not above playing it in the minivan for the commute.


This is Fark.  your favorite band/movie/TV show sucks.
 
2017-11-21 01:36:57 AM  

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Nashville Pussy actually did a cover of Takin' It Easy:

Nashville Pussy - Takin' it easy
Youtube 5lUMggAZ0bM

/Five Finger Death Punch are terrible.  Just farking terrible.
 
2017-11-21 01:51:59 AM  

henryhill: Most of the blame for this band falls on the lead singer. He is better suited for cashing out 24 hour cuisine.


Ah, that explains it. I saw these guys at our county fair a few years ago and I thought they sounded pretty good. They had a sub on vocals because the lead singer had some kind of breakdown or family crisis and went home.
 
2017-11-21 07:44:06 AM  
They are the go to band for people who wear MMA shirts
 
2017-11-21 08:07:26 AM  
Stone Sour is the good FFDP.
 
2017-11-21 08:12:22 AM  

meatofmystery: The Googles Do Nothing: Julius Pleaseher: What the hell happened to those guys? Their debut album was good. Then they turned into Nickelback.

RIP FFDP.  We hardly knew ye.

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/pf5STiPn​bBU]

They've always been Nickelback to me.  Them and Volbeat.  I don't know why these bands are so popular other than everybody but me is stupid I guess.

When you arrive to the conclusion that "everyone is stupid but me"... it's really you.


/Volbeat is garbage tho.


This is a Fark heavy metal thread.  You are lucky I don't start listing off all the bands I am listening to that are superior to all the other bands other people are listening to because that is what we do.
 
2017-11-21 08:19:43 AM  

Snotnose: I've heard 3-4 songs by these guys.  Not only is the music laughably simple, it's also laughably bad.

/ hate to rag on bands I'm not into
// but jeez
/// these guys really suck


Thank you, I tried listening to them as well. Instead of trying to "Write a Hit" just write songs, let the A&R guys figure out which ones are hits. "Writing Hits" is a big part of what killed Hair Metal; all that was was pop music turned to 11. There is a reason that Bang Tango is gone and Iron Maiden is getting ready to kick off another tour. Write better songs and let the chips fall where they may.
 
mhd
2017-11-21 08:29:37 AM  
Had to listen to them on a car trip and wasn't really too excited. Pub-grade butt rock.

And even Bad Company didn't deserve that.
 
2017-11-21 08:57:32 AM  

The Googles Do Nothing: meatofmystery: The Googles Do Nothing: Julius Pleaseher: What the hell happened to those guys? Their debut album was good. Then they turned into Nickelback.

RIP FFDP.  We hardly knew ye.

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/pf5STiPn​bBU]

They've always been Nickelback to me.  Them and Volbeat.  I don't know why these bands are so popular other than everybody but me is stupid I guess.

When you arrive to the conclusion that "everyone is stupid but me"... it's really you.


/Volbeat is garbage tho.

This is a Fark heavy metal thread.  You are lucky I don't start listing off all the bands I am listening to that are superior to all the other bands other people are listening to because that is what we do. telling you what does and doesn't constitute metal based on my personal tastes and that everything else is fake metal and sucks and fark you if you think any different.


FTF Farva's favorite drink. 

My problem with 5FDP is that a lot of songs start out pretty decent, hell some even start out having a kind of menacing opening, and then the hair band style chorus kicks in. I don't mind 5FDP, and I like some of their songs, but they gotta make up their minds on what they're trying to be.
 
2017-11-21 09:16:15 AM  

Dingleberry Dickwad: The Googles Do Nothing: meatofmystery: The Googles Do Nothing: Julius Pleaseher: What the hell happened to those guys? Their debut album was good. Then they turned into Nickelback.

RIP FFDP.  We hardly knew ye.

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/pf5STiPn​bBU]

They've always been Nickelback to me.  Them and Volbeat.  I don't know why these bands are so popular other than everybody but me is stupid I guess.

When you arrive to the conclusion that "everyone is stupid but me"... it's really you.


/Volbeat is garbage tho.

This is a Fark heavy metal thread.  You are lucky I don't start listing off all the bands I am listening to that are superior to all the other bands other people are listening to because that is what we do. telling you what does and doesn't constitute metal based on my personal tastes and that everything else is fake metal and sucks and fark you if you think any different.

FTF Farva's favorite drink. 

My problem with 5FDP is that a lot of songs start out pretty decent, hell some even start out having a kind of menacing opening, and then the hair band style chorus kicks in. I don't mind 5FDP, and I like some of their songs, but they gotta make up their minds on what they're trying to be.


I think you just hit on the issue. I feel like they are trying to be something that sells records, without just making good material and letting the fans come to them.
 
2017-11-21 10:39:02 AM  

FaygoMaster: Golly, after reading the thread I didn't realize that there were so many people with such contempt for these guys.

As for me, I enjoy them.  I'm not above playing it in the minivan for the commute.


What annoys me about them is how all their songs are about "hwarrrriorrrrs, going to hwarrrrr".  Reminds me of that kid in high school who wore camo pants and knew all of the ranks in the US military, but somehow never managed to make it down to the recruiting station.
 
2017-11-21 11:33:38 AM  
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They're like if two F-150s fought in the parking lot of a Buffalo Wild Wings, but in human form.
 
2017-11-21 01:06:15 PM  

Julius Pleaseher: What the hell happened to those guys? Their debut album was good. Then they turned into Nickelback.


That there is the difference between 5 and 15 thousand seat arenas :)

/not sayin its good
//just sayin it is
 
2017-11-21 01:41:03 PM  

Uncle Eazy: Should have gone with Naugahyde Windpipe for the name.


Nah, too college radio. Oedipus and Mama's Boys
 
2017-11-21 07:26:58 PM  

Snargi: henryhill: Most of the blame for this band falls on the lead singer. He is better suited for cashing out 24 hour cuisine.

Ah, that explains it. I saw these guys at our county fair a few years ago and I thought they sounded pretty good. They had a sub on vocals because the lead singer had some kind of breakdown or family crisis and went home.


That was when Ivan Moody (the singer) claimed his mother died and had to quit the show. A day later, the whole dead mother thing got debunked: http://www.metalinjection.net/latest-​n​ews/sister-of-five-finger-death-punch-​frontman-ivan-moody-alleges-mother-is-​alive-well

He has quite a habit of doing this kinda shiat during their concerts.
 
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