Wrong Side of Heaven
Label: Eleven Seven Music
Five Finger Death Punch has been one of the most popular hard rock and metal bands of the first two decades of the 21st century, and this burly greatest hits anthology explains why. First off, the Las Vegas-bred bruisers are unrivaled when it comes to deliriously catchy mosh anthems like "Trouble" that unload hooks as vicious as flailing hay-makers. Yet, at the same time, they're equally skilled at hulking power ballads stained in post-grunge's brooding dejection--simply check out the acoustic-tinged "I Apologize." On top of all that, Five Finger Death Punch has on occasion made detours into classic metal, and the results (the Rob Halford-featured "Lift Me Up" is one of the very best) offer a crash course on thrillingly galloping grooves.