F8 (album)

F8 (pronounced "fate") is the eighth studio album by American heavy metal band Five Finger Death Punch, released on February 28, 2020. It is the first Five Finger Death Punch album to feature drummer Charlie Engen, who joined the band following the departure of founding drummer Jeremy Spencer, and final album with guitarist Jason Hook. F8 is the band's first album to be released through Better Noise Music.

F8
Five Finger Death Punch - F8.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 28, 2020 (2020-02-28)
RecordedMay–October 2019
StudioThe Hideout, Las Vegas
Genre
Length45:06
LabelBetter Noise
ProducerKevin Churko
Five Finger Death Punch chronology
And Justice for None
(2018)
F8
(2020)
A Decade of Destruction, Volume 2
(2020)
Singles from F8
  1. "Inside Out"
    Released: December 2, 2019
  2. "A Little Bit Off"
    Released: May 5, 2020
  3. "Living the Dream"
    Released: October 4, 2020

Written and recorded from May to October 2019, F8 is considered a "rebirth" of the band, according to guitarist Zoltan Bathory.[3]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[4]
Blabbermouth.net(7.5/10)[5]
Kerrang!3/5 stars[6]
Loudwire(Positive)[7]
Metal Hammer4/5 stars[8]
Wall of Sound(8.5/10)[9]

BackgroundEdit

On May 9, 2019, the band released a video announcing a "new record in the making".[10] On December 2, 2019, the band released the single, "Inside Out", announcing that their upcoming eighth studio album would be titled F8 and would be released on February 28, 2020. According to the band's lead vocalist Ivan Moody, when talking about lead single "Inside Out" he describes it as his own story about his addiction struggles. As for the record itself he called the record his pardon after what he's been through in terms of his addiction and of his friends that he lost during that time of struggles such as the late Linkin Park vocalist Chester Bennington.[11]

Track listingEdit

All tracks written by Zoltan Bathory, Jason Hook, Ivan Moody and Kevin Churko

F8 track listing
No.TitleLength
1."F8"1:15
2."Inside Out"3:46
3."Full Circle"3:22
4."Living the Dream"3:35
5."A Little Bit Off"3:11
6."Bottom of the Top"3:30
7."To Be Alone"3:45
8."Mother May I (Tic Toc)"3:54
9."Darkness Settles In"4:41
10."This Is War"3:12
11."Leave It All Behind"3:31
12."Scar Tissue"2:53
13."Brighter Side of Grey"4:30
Total length:45:06
Bonus tracks
No.TitleLength
14."Making Monsters"3:03
15."Death Punch Therapy"3:08
16."Inside Out (Radio Edit)"4:13
Total length:55:31

PersonnelEdit

  • Ivan Moody – lead vocals
  • Zoltan Bathory – rhythm guitar
  • Jason Hook – lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Chris Kael – bass, backing vocals
  • Charlie Engen – drums, percussion

ChartsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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