Say what you will about Five Finger Death Punch (and many have), but each one of their three albums so far has gone gold, and they’re pretty much a core metal artist at this point in time. Perhaps that’s how they were able to entice Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford to appear on the first single from their new album, The Wrong Side of Heaven & The Righteous Side of Hell Vol. 1.
Musically “Lift Me Up” has a pretty good riff, and even before Halford shows up in the second verse, the song sounds like his mid-90s band Fight. Lyrically, the song is typical FFDP, with lyrics like “back the fuck up,” and “I’ll do what i want.” If you can get past the lyrics, this song is pretty solid commercial rock. Is it just us, or does the song vocally sound like the verse of Ozzy Osbourne’s “The Ultimate Sin?”
The Wrong Side of Heaven & The Righteous Side of Hell Vol. 1 is due out on July 23rd, while Vol. 2 will be out in the Fall.