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American Capitalist is the third studio album by the American heavy metal band Five Finger Death Punch, released on October 11, 2011.[7] It is the band's first album not to feature bassist Matt Snell, as he departed from the band in December 2010.[8] The first single from the album entitled "Under and Over It", was released on July 27, 2011.[9] The album debuted at number three on the Billboard 200 and sold more than 90,000 copies in the first week of release.[10] In September 2012, the album was certified gold by the RIAA with sales of at least 500,000 copies.[11] In 2012, the album won a RadioContraband Rock Radio Award for Album of the Year, and the single Coming Down won the award for Song of the Year.[12] As of 2017, the album was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) with sales of at least 1,000,000 copies.

American Capitalist
5fdp - American Capitalist Album.jpg
Studio album by Five Finger Death Punch
Released October 11, 2011 (2011-10-11)
Recorded 2010–2011 at The Hideout studios, Las Vegas, Nevada
Genre
Length 40:13
Label Prospect Park
Producer Kevin Churko
Five Finger Death Punch chronology
War Is the Answer
(2009)
American Capitalist
(2011)
The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell, Volume 1
(2013)
Singles from American Capitalist
  1. "Under and Over It"
    Released: July 27, 2011
  2. "Back for More"
    Released: September 13, 2011
  3. "Remember Everything"
    Released: November 2011
  4. "Coming Down"
    Released: April 24, 2012
  5. "The Pride"
    Released: October 16, 2012
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
About.com4/5 stars[2]
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[1]
Artistdirect5/5 stars[3]
Loudwire4/5 stars[4]
PopMatters5/10[5]
Rock Sound8/10[6]

Contents

SinglesEdit

Six singles have been released from the album, "Under and Over It", "Back for More", "Remember Everything", "Coming Down", "The Pride", and "The Tragic Truth".

Under and Over ItEdit

After its release as a single, "Under and Over It" enjoyed significant success. Its highest charted position on Billboard's Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart was fifth; it reached 20th on the U.S. Rock Songs chart; and even appeared on the Billboard Hot 100. From July through November of 2011, the song was also the #1 song on Sirius-XM radio's Octane channel.

The PrideEdit

"The Pride" is the third track on the album,[13] and is often considered a list song. In an interview, guitarist Zoltan Bathory clarified the meaning of the song. "You can be a zebra or join the lion pride. You have to rebel against your circumstances, laziness and mediocrity — not the system."[14]

Track listingEdit

All tracks written by Ivan Moody, Zoltan Bathory, Jason Hook, Jeremy Spencer and Kevin Churko, except where noted

Standard Edition and Disc 1 of Deluxe Edition.

No.TitleLength
1."American Capitalist"3:28
2."Under and Over It"3:38
3."The Pride"3:23
4."Coming Down"4:01
5."Menace"3:31
6."Generation Dead"3:43
7."Back for More"3:22
8."Remember Everything"4:38
9."Wicked Ways"3:07
10."If I Fall"3:56
11."100 Ways to Hate"3:21
Total length:40:13

PersonnelEdit

Five Finger Death Punch
Additional personnel

ChartsEdit

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[29] Platinum 1,000,000 

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
 sales+streaming figures based on certification alone

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ Jervis, Marcus. "Five Finger Death Punch - American Capitalist Review". About.com. Retrieved 2012-04-30. 
  3. ^ "Five Finger Death Punch "American Capitalist" Review — 5 out of 5 stars - ARTISTdirect News". Artistdirect.com. Retrieved 2012-03-30. 
  4. ^ "Five Finger Death Punch, 'American Capitalist' – Album Review". Loudwire.com. 2011-10-10. Retrieved 2012-03-30. 
  5. ^ Colgan, Chris (2012-02-10). "Five Finger Death Punch: American Capitalist". PopMatters. Retrieved 2012-04-30. 
  6. ^ Bezer, Terry (2011-10-21). "FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH - AMERICAN CAPITALIST". Rock Sound. Retrieved 2012-04-30. 
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  9. ^ "Five Finger Death Punch Announce New Single and Debut Date, Reveal Single Art!". Revolver. Retrieved July 17, 2011. 
  10. ^ "Evanescence Nets Second No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart". Billboard.com. 2009-09-14. Retrieved 2012-03-30. 
  11. ^ "Five Finger Death Punch's American Capitalist GOES GOLD!!!". Five Finger Death Punch. 2011-10-11. Archived from the original on 2013-11-09. Retrieved 2013-11-09. 
  12. ^ http://radiocontraband.com/2012-radiocontraband-rock-radio-award-winners/
  13. ^ Heaney, Gregory (2011-10-11). "American Capitalist review at ''Allmusic''". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 2012-03-30. 
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  16. ^ "Five Finger Death Punch Drummer Jeremy Spencer Talks 'American Capitalist'". Flint's Rock Radio. Retrieved August 4, 2011. 
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  19. ^ "Cadium - News". Cadiummusic.com. Retrieved 2012-03-30. 
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  21. ^ "Five Finger Death Punch: American Capitalist" (in Finnish). IFPI.fi. Retrieved October 5, 2011. 
  22. ^ "Five Finger Death Punch UK Chart History". Official Charts Company. Retrieved December 16, 2012. 
  23. ^ a b c d "American Capitalist - Five Finger Death Punch". Billboard. Retrieved October 5, 2011. 
  24. ^ "Five Finger Death Punch - Chart history". Billboard. Retrieved 2013-11-09. 
  25. ^ "Best of 2011 - Billboard Top 200". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved December 31, 2011. 
  26. ^ "Five Finger Death Punch – Chart History: Mainstream Rock Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved July 19, 2015. 
  27. ^ "Mainstream Rock Songs chart, week of September 1, 2012". Billboard. Retrieved July 19, 2015. 
  28. ^ Obtained November 25, 2012
  29. ^ "American album certifications – Five Finger Death Punch – American Capitalist". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved December 14, 2017.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH