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I had never heard anything about this band.  One of the songs from War is the answer was on a television show and after hearing it I decided to pick up the Album.  As usual the song featured on the show was not indicative of the whole album but I gave it a shot.  I was floored.  Like someone had reached in and grabbed my soul.  I have not read any other opinions on this band but I am curious what is the general consensus regarding their music. Am I the only one who thinks they are pretty special?
 
Sep 24, 2011 at 10:57 PM Post #2 of 15

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Everytime they come come on the radio I immediately have to switch the station. Everyone has a different taste in music though....
 
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Everytime they come come on the radio I immediately have to switch the station. Everyone has a different taste in music though....



It is definitely not every ones cup of tea.  I hate tea
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  A co worker heard it from outside my office and said it disturbs him.  I notice he will now not even get into the same elevator as me and looks at me like I am a total physco.  Probably why I have been enjoying it so much 
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What songs do they play on the radio.  "Far from home" is the only one I would imagine and is very different from the rest of their songs
 
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It is definitely not every ones cup of tea.  I hate tea
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  A co worker heard it from outside my office and said it disturbs him.  I notice he will now not even get into the same elevator as me and looks at me like I am a total physco.  Probably why I have been enjoying it so much 
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What songs do they play on the radio.  "Far from home" is the only one I would imagine and is very different from the rest of their songs


 
It's not like they are too "psycho" for my taste. Believe me, I listen to some pretty intense metal. I think it might just be the vocal style that turns me off the most. Just sounds too much like so many of those other ****ty mainstream rock bands with maybe just a slightly harder edge.
 
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It's not like they are too "psycho" for my taste. Believe me, I listen to some pretty intense metal. I think it might just be the vocal style that turns me off the most. Just sounds too much like so many of those other ****ty mainstream rock bands with maybe just a slightly harder edge.

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Interesting take
 
What do you recommend for a neophyte like myself?  Current bands in heavy rotation   Tool, Disturbed and Avenged sevenfold and the aforementioned.
 
Never thought they sounded mainstream but I can see your point in the vocals.. similar to Bush or Nickelback. The screams are something I try to avoid in other bands, but IMHO they just seem to be perfectly placed.  For example their placement in "My Own Hell"  WILL THE VOICES EVER STOP...
 
I need some new music
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Anyone else think they sound mainstream?
 
 
 
 
 
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Mainstream indeed.
 
Stooge - As I'm in the Omaha area as well, I had to endure many "sessions" of Five Finger Death Punch through the repetitive airwaves of 89.7 The River.

 
 
 Makes sense
 
So how about recommending something you like.  I am jonesing for something new
 
 
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Mainstream indeed.
 
Stooge - As I'm in the Omaha area as well, I had to endure many "sessions" of Five Finger Death Punch through the repetitive airwaves of 89.7 The River.



Ha! Yes, I wish we had better radio stations.
 
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Well... Just because our Omaha area was mentioned.
 
Go ahead and try Venaculas, John. Very underrated band that didn't quite make it out of the Omaha area much... which is a crying shame.
 
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Go listen to Lamb of God, Mastadon, Gojira or even Pantera/Devildriver. 5FDP is pretty much considered the Nickelback of the Metal word
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Go listen to Lamb of God, Mastadon, Gojira or even Pantera/Devildriver. 5FDP is pretty much considered the Nickelback of the Metal word
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Thanks!
 
I just ordered Lamb Of God  hourglass CD Anthology.
 
Hopefully I will enjoy as much as 5fdp.   They have somewhat lost their appeal after many listens, maybe LOG will have more staying power. 
 
I am hoping it is a well mastered CD as well.  Sound quality + good content = 
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Oct 11, 2011 at 4:04 PM Post #13 of 15

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My band got compared to five finger once, I was saddened, but enough of my dislike of them...
 
If you're going for something with that style of vocal, go for the band that everyone is trying to rip off, Alice In Chains.
 
If you want metal in that vein, go for Pantera, specifically Vulgar Display Of Power.
 
Current radio metal is mostly a bastardization of those two bands, mixed with a pinch of screamo.  I don't get it, but I'm getting old.
 
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And while they're not really my thing, you might want to check out the first Godsmack album.
 
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I received Lamb of God Hourglass, can not really get into it after a few listens.  Also received 5fdp American Capitalist and I have been enjoying it immensely.  Oh well.... taste is subjective 
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