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Battle Born (song)

"Battle Born" is the first single from The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell, Volume 2, the fifth studio album from Five Finger Death Punch, and is the sixteenth single overall from the band. The song went to radio on September 9, 2013[2] with the official music video published on October 2, 2013.[3]

"Battle Born"
5FDP Battleborn Cover Art.jpg
Single by Five Finger Death Punch
from the album The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell, Volume 2
Released9 September 2013 (2013-09-09)
Format
GenreAlternative metal
Length3:43[1]
Label
Songwriter(s)
Five Finger Death Punch singles chronology
"Lift Me Up"
(2013)
"Battle Born"
(2013)
"House of the Rising Sun"
(2014)

PremiseEdit

According to lead vocalist Ivan Moody, after 24 months of travelling what seemed to be every part of the world and shaking hands with a large number of people, that even though he was doing what he always dreamed of, that he was psychologically and physically depleted. Because he lost track of time, the flights, the hours on the tour bus and the concerts all seemed to blur together with his relatives and companions becoming a distant relic of the past. Moody concludes by stating that:

"Everything worth fighting for you will actually HAVE TO fight for. Every wish, every dream, every idea comes to existence only through blood, sweat, and sacrifice... we are all Battle Born".[2][4][5]

ProductionEdit

The composition was one of the first few songs that the band wrote when putting together The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell, Volume 1 and Volume 2. Because the ensemble tours ten months per year, the tune was a way for lead vocalist Ivan Moody to release all of the tension built up during that time. Moody goes on to say that after shaking hands and giving one's soul, that it is still not enough, as someone always wants more. The name of the song defines the band as a unit, and comes from the state emblem of Nevada from where the band comes.[6]

ReviewsEdit

Giving the song 5 stars out of 5, Artistdirect describes the composition as "their best slow song since "The Bleeding"".[7]

PersonnelEdit

ChartsEdit

Chart (2013) Peak
position
UK Rock[8] 39
US Hot Rock Songs (Billboard)[9] 28
US Mainstream Rock (Billboard)[10] 1

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Battle Born [Explicit]: Five Finger Death Punch: Amazon.co.uk: MP3 Downloads". Amazon.co.uk. 1970-01-01. Retrieved 2013-09-10.
  2. ^ a b bravewords.com. "> News > FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Reveal Artwork For Second Of Two New Albums Due November 19th; 'Battle Born' Single Hits Radio Today". Bravewords.com. Retrieved 2013-10-12.
  3. ^ 5FDPVEVO. "Five Finger Death Punch - Battle Born". YouTube. Retrieved 2013-10-12.
  4. ^ Nazareth. "5FDP to Release Second Installment of "The Wrong Side of Heaven..." in November - News - Q106 Rock On! - WJXQ - Jackson, Battle Creek & Lansing". Q106fm.com. Retrieved 2013-09-10.
  5. ^ September 9, 2013. "Five Finger Death Punch's New Single 'Battle Born' Goes To Radio". Blabbermouth.net. Retrieved 2013-09-10.
  6. ^ "Five Finger Death Punch - "Wrong Side of Heaven" Vol. 2 Track-by-Track - Battle Born". YouTube. 2013-11-07. Retrieved 2013-11-23.
  7. ^ "Five Finger Death Punch "Battleborn" Song Review — 5 out of 5 stars @ARTISTdirect". Artistdirect.com. Retrieved 2013-11-01.
  8. ^ "Top 40 Rock & Metal Singles Archive: 21st September 2013". Official Charts Company. Retrieved September 15, 2013.
  9. ^ "Five Finger Death Punch Chart History (Hot Rock Songs)". Billboard.
  10. ^ "Billboard Chart Search: Artist=Five Finger Death Punch / Title=Battle Born / Chart=Mainstream Rock". Retrieved December 6, 2013.