American Capitalist - Five Finger Death Punch
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Universal acclaim- based on 22 Ratings

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  3. Negative: 2 out of 22

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  1. Dec 8, 2011
    Five Finger Death Punch had a big mountain to climb after their last album. How do you improve on such a record? Easy. Heavier music, deeper lyrics, and ruthless aggression. This album is their best work yet. The title track, "American Capitalist" has the energy of a freight train going 900 miles an hour. The first single is the second track, "Under and Over It." is that head smashing jam that really has some meaning in it. "The Pride" is the next track, and it is something new for FFDP. This is a list song. This really gives the album that "capitalist" feeling, because it list some of the most American things we have. "Coming Down" is one of those medium songs that FFDP has used before (See "The Bleeding"). "Menace" has that "White Knuckles" vibe to it, and still is very unique. "Generation Dead" kicks off with a bass line that will blow you away, as simple as it is, and will get you in a fighting mood. "Back For More" is a tune that just gets you up on your feet and pumps you up. I can see this song being played in NFL stadiums everywhere. "Remember Everything" is that slow song in the vein of "Far From Home." The lyrics are so deep and personal, you wonder what Ivan went through to write this. This is actually one of the stand-out songs, and looks to be a hit single for the band. "Wicked Ways" is that "Meet The Monster" song that singles out celebrities for their...well, wicked ways. "If I Fall" is a song that just plain will whack you upside your head and give you that "going down swinging" mentality. The last song on the album is the one that will knock you on your ass and beat you senseless. "100 Ways To Hate" is their heaviest song on the album. It may be even heavier than "Ashes" and "War Is The Answer." There is so much anger and hate behind this song, and you will feel it. This is their best album yet, and you need to listen to it, even if you hate FFDP. Expand
  2. Apr 12, 2012
    This has to be Five Finger Death Punch's beat album to date. This album is much heavier and much more aggressive songs than War Is The Answer. This shows on such songs as "100 Ways To Hate" and "Under And Over It". Over all this has to be their best album to date and i strongly recommend this CD to anyone.

Mixed or average reviews - based on 5 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
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  1. Feb 15, 2012
    American Capitalist is not a terrible album, but it's definitely a regression for Five Finger Death Punch.
  2. Nov 23, 2011
    With its obvious choruses and routine abrasive sections,, the more discerning ear will recognize that this band wield far more force than they do finesse. [29 Oct 2011, p.52]
  3. Nov 23, 2011
    American Capitalist announces them as the world champions at post-Black album piledriving riffs and soaring, US radio-friendly melodies.