In July, Five Finger Death Punch released The Wrong Side Of Heaven And The Righteous Side Of Hell (Volume 1). Ahead of the release of Volume 2 on November 19th, the first single, “Battle Born” is already making a radio impact, replacing the band’s hit song “Lift Me Up” (see HRD Review) on the Octane Big ‘Uns Countdown.
Five Finger Death Punch fans have grown accustomed to Ivan Moody’s ability to channel his rage into anthems of anger, but he also has a more introspective side that he shares from time to time. “Battle Born” falls into the latter category. Fans of FFDP classics “Remember Everything” and “Far From Home” will undoubtedly love the band’s latest single.
To the average fan, rock stars of Five Finger Death Punch’s caliber appear to enjoy a life of fortune and fame, however “Battle Born” shows that the perceived life of glamor isn’t necessarily reality based. The days of selling millions of albums are a thing of the past for most artists, especially those in hard rock and metal. Because of this, most successful artists nowadays spend more time on the road than they do at home enjoying the fruits of their labor.
Five Finger Death Punch’s rise to the top of the hard rock / metal genre has largely been fueled by anger and rage, but their ability to pull back and deliver songs with catchy melodies and introspective lyrics, as they have done with “Battle Born,” is what separates them from the pack and makes them truly unique.
“Battle Born” promises to be another Five Finger Death Punch single with staying power, giving FFDP fans something to look forward to when Volume 2 drops in November.