Ivan Moody Wasn't Happy With Last Two Five Finger Death Punch Albums
Five Finger Death Punch singer Ivan Moody admitted in an interview with Loudwire Nights that he was disappointed in the band's last two studio albums, 2015's Got Your Six and 2018's And Justice For None.
Moody explained, "I didn't want to commit artistic suicide, which was really how I felt we were going. There were songs, on the last record, that were brilliant, and I'm very proud of them, but in the entirety, I just felt there was something missing. I didn't feel like we were doing anything special, and that was a big deal to me."
Comparing those records to the band's new F8 album, the vocalist continued, "The sense of expression wasn't there, and a lot of it was really, I could almost say 'monotonous.' This album is not monotonous. I mean, every song has a story, every song has a vibe to it, energy to it, it's electric for me to listen to."
F8 arrived on February 28th and caps a turbulent period for the group in which Moody finally got sober after a near-fatal struggle with addiction, while co-founding drummer Jeremy Spencer bowed out of the band due to physical issues.
Five Finger Death Punch launches a spring North American tour on April 8th in Sunrise, Florida.