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Five Finger Death Punch is an American Groove Metal band from Los Angeles, California formed in 2005. Their first album was released in 2007, the second album was released in 2009, and a third album came out in October 2011.

Their song "Dying Breed" was featured in the 2010 remake of Splatterhouse, and "Hard To See" was used as the theme song for TNA's show Reaction.


  • The Way of The Fist (2007)
  • War Is The Answer (2009)
  • American Capitalist (2011)


  • Ivan Moody (Vocals)
  • Zoltan Bathory (Guitar)
  • Jason Hook (Guitar)
  • Chris Kael (Bass)
  • Jeremy Spencer (Drums)

Former Members:

  • Caleb Bingham
  • Matt Snell
  • Darrell Roberts

Five Finger Death Punch provides examples of:

  • Badass Boast: Half of their output. Ashes however, deserves special mention, as does Bulletproof.
  • Black Sheep Hit: Their first big single was the melodic ballad The Bleeding, which is a sharp contrast to their usual brutal, angry style.
  • Calling the Old Man Out: The Devil's Own, perhaps the most vicious musical example in recent memory.
  • Cluster F-Bomb: To say the least....'
  • Concept Album: War Is The Answer has a lot of tracks that seem to be military themed. No One Gets Left behind, Far From home, Bulletproof to name a few.
    • American Capitalist is similar, having a very heavy patriotic theme, albeit with sarcastic tones in several songs.
  • Cover Version: From Out of Nowhere (originally by Faith No More) and Bad Company.
  • Determinator: Back For More seems to be about one.
  • Did Not Do the Research: The very first lines of Death Before Dishonor contains the words "the FCC, the FBI and every tin god with a badge and a gun." The FCC doesn't carry guns nor do they wear badges.
  • Hey, It's That Voice!: There was a comment on YouTube that said 'Joe Swanson from Family Guy on vocals??!!' on one of the band's songs, and it got a very high amount of thumbs ups. Now that they mention it, while it obviously isn't him, Ivan does sound quite a bit like him when he screams....
  • Hot-Blooded: Damn straight.
  • Kill Them All: Said word for word in White Knuckles.
  • Mohs Scale of Rock and Metal Hardness: Usually an 8 or 9, while their softer songs are in the 6-7 range.
  • Mascot: The Knucklehead, noted for his skeletal head, red, hand-shaped Facial Markings with a 5 in the middle and the spiky, four-fingered brass knuckle clenched in his teeth. He was the subject of a video parodying The Most Interesting Man in the World ads.
  • Nietzsche Wannabe: The narrator of White Knuckles.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: White Knuckles, Burn It Down, we'd be here all day if we tried to name them all...
  • Protest Song: A lot of songs come across this way, particularly on War Is the Answer. Subverted however, by No One Gets Left Behind, which is a rare pro war, pro military track seemingly aimed at anti war protesters.
    • Not exactly. Pro-military yes, but not really pro-war. Its more anti-politicians who use the military for their own gains instead of using them to actually defend the country.
  • Rated "M" for Manly: Their music consists of brutal, fast riffs over powerful percussion and enraged vocals declaring how the singer wants to go on a Roaring Rampage of Revenge, what did you expect?
  • Religion Rant Song: Salvation is sort of one, although it is more critical to religious conservatives rather than religion itself. Burn It Down could be interpreted as one as well.
  • Rule of Cool: There really isn't a band out there more suited for good old fashioned wonton destruction.
  • Sanity Slippage Song: Many of their songs could be taken this way, but My Own Hell is the most straightforward example.
  • Surprisingly Gentle Song: Far From Home off their second album, especially after its use in Criminal Minds. There's also Crossing Over, which contains none of their signature heavy riffs or screaming vocals whatsoever. "Remember Everything" is probably the biggest example of this trope.
  • Take That: They're quite...vocal critics to say the least.
  • Younger Than They Look: Ivan was born in 1980, but he looks like he's in his early-to-mid-40s. Which is strange, because he was in his mid-20s when the band's debut was recorded, and looked that age.
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