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Five Finger Death Punch, the evolution of the Thrash Metal of the ’90s

Five Finger Death Punch

Originally published on May 18th, 2018 at 11:11. Updated post with new music.

Heavy rhythm guitars, guitar solos with feeling, a lot of double bass drum, dark verses and melodic choruses, that’s how I define 5FDP.

Music specialists would classify them as Groove Metal. The important thing is that this band recovers the evoulution of the 90s Thrash Metal.

5FDP, American band formed in 2005. The name refers to a classic Kung Fu technique called Five Finger Death Punch. It is said that the idea was taken from films such as Kill Bill or the super chinese movie production, King Boxer.

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Recently they have released their eighth album and I can tell you that it is one of my favorites of the band.

If this is your first time listening to 5FDP, I recommend you to start with their third work, American Capitalist, which I think is the best of his career.


8 studio albums

Top Mabanag albums and songs:
The Way of the Fist (2007)

Ashes Live

Salvation ♥ Live

The Bleeding Live

Never Enough Live

War is the Answer (2009)

Dying Breed ♥

Hard to See ♥ Video

Crossing Over

Far From Home

My Own Hell

Bad Company ♥ Video

American Capitalist (2011)

American Capitalist

Under and Over it ♥ Video

The Pride ♥ Video

Coming Down ♥ Video

Menace ♥

Generation Dead ♥

Back for More ♥

Remember Everything ♥ Video

Wicked Ways

If I Fall ♥

The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell, Volume 1 (2013)

Lift me up

Watch you Bleed ♥

Wrong Side of Heaven ♥

Anywhere but Here

M.I.N.E. (End This Way)

The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell, Volume 2 (2013)

Here To Die

Weight Beneath My Sin ♥

Wrecking Ball

Battle Born ♥ Video

Cradle To The Grave

Matter Of Time

Cold ♥

Let This Go

My Heart Lied

A Day in my Life

House of the Rising Sun ♥ Video

Got Your Six (2015)

Wash it all Away ♥ Video

Ain’t my Last Dance ♥

My Nenemsis Video

Question Everything

Hell to Pay ♥

Diggin’ My Own Grave

♥ = must listen


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Today is 11:11… The best day to connect to Fire From the Gods

Fire From The Gods

From the Gods releases their new work, American Sun. Powerful, fresh and very pure. Will you join me and listen to them?

Formed in 2010 in Austin (Texas). The band brings different music styles from the purest Metal, Rock, Hip Hop… to Reggae voices. As Channer explains:

“If the song calls for screaming and angry vocals I’ll do that and if it calls for something a little more melodic that’s what I do, it’s just about the emotion of the song and how I’m feeling at the moment. I like to say we wrote a rock record with a hip-hop ethos.”

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Fire From the Gods have experienced their ups and downs since their debut album. However, they kept working to release their latest album American Sun, a Masterpiece for my ears and where I recommend you to start if it’s the first time you hear about them.

In 2017 they re-launched their first work under the name of Narrative Retold, including two new songs produced by Korn‘s singer Jonathan Davis.

In 2019 the band signed with the record label Eleven Seven, owned by Five Finger Death Punch‘s guitarist Zoltan Bathory.

The album American Sun, like Narrative Retold, deals with issues such as political unrest, technological overload and environmental apathy.


3 studio albums

Top Mabanag albums and songs:

♥ = must listen

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From Ashes to New… Believing in themselves

From Ashes to New

From Ashes to New was born in 2013. Before their first EP, the band became popular on social networks. After their second EP “Downhill”, the band jumped into the international scene by touring with Five Finger Death Punch, Papa Roach or POD. Finally, in 2016 their first studio album “Day One” was released.

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The founder Matt Brandyberry, is a clear example of believing in themselves. After many disappointments in the music industry and bad decisions in life, he bet for himself and invested all his savings in From Ashes to New, catching the attention of the record companies and getting the desired musical contract.


2 studio albums

2 EP

Top Mabanag albums and songs:
The Future (2018)

Wake Up


My Name Video

Gone Forever




Let Go

♥ = must listen

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In This Moment… Are you ready to meet them?

In this Moment (“Black Widow” album)

In This Moment, an American band formed in 2005. They were born in MySpace and today they have a legion of fans all over the world.

Singer Maria Brink and guitarist Chris Howorth met through some friends. After finding that they had a lot in common, they began writing songs together. Some of the recorded demos were posted on MySpace, which generated good feedback and a loyal fan base. Thanks to this, they managed to sign their first record contract with Century Media Records and their first album “Beautiful Tragedy“.

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The band has toured with great bands like Five Finger Death Punch, Papa Roach, Lacuna Coil, Mudvayne


6 studio albums

Top Mabanag albums and songs:
Beautiful Tragedy (2007)

Beautiful Tragedy ♥ Video

Daddy’s Falling Angel Video

This Moment ♥


The Dream (2008)

Forever ♥ Video

All For You

Mechanical Love ♥

Her Kiss

Into the Light ♥

You Always Believed ♥

Violet Skies

A Star-Crossed Wasteland (2010)

Just Drive 

The Promise Video

Standing Alone ♥

A Star-Crossed Wasteland ♥

The Last Cowboy

World in Flames

Blood (2012)

Whore ♥ Video


From the Ashes ♥

Black Widow (2014)

Sex Metal Barbie Video

Dirty Pretty ♥

Sick Like Me Video

The Fighter ♥ Video



Ritual (2017)

Oh Lord ♥ Video

Black Wedding ♥ Video

In the Air Tonight ♥ Lyric

Joan of Arc ♥

Witching Hour

Twin Flames

Half God Half Devil ♥

No me Importa

Roots ♥ Video

♥ = must listen


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As Lions, the rookies who have caught the attention of the seniors

As Lions

As Lions, a London band formed in 2015. Although they are rookies in the music world, they have been the opening act for Alter Bridge, Shinedown or Five Finger Death Punch.

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1 studio album

Top Mabanag albums and songs:
Selfish Age (2017)

Aftermath ♥ Video

The Suffering ♥

Bury my Dead


Selfish Age

White Flags


World on Fire ♥

The Fall

♥ = must listen