Five Finger Death Punch guitarist Zoltan Bathory was recently interviewed by Rock Antenne of Germany and reacted to the criticism about their recent album named ‘F8.’
As you might read the statements of Zoltan below, he stated that they did not feel any press making their latest album which was released on February 28, 2020.
He also gave a reference from AC/DC and Iron Maiden and said that they sound the same for years but they also have to progress, just like them.
Her”e is what he said to Rock Antenne:
“The pressure is sort of self-inflicted if anything. Because, obviously, you wanna progress — you wanna put out a better record than the previous one. So there is some level of — I wouldn’t even say pressure; I would say it’s a challenge. It’s a challenge to come up with something that is still the core sound of Five Finger Death Punch, in this case, but at the same time, you have to progress; you have to come up with something new. And it can’t be forced or artificial.”
“Take AC/DC or Iron Maiden — they will sound like AC/DC or Iron Maiden forever, and there’s a progression, but they have a sound. So Five Finger Death Punch has a sound; we are rarely, if ever, compared to some other band.
Somehow we’ve carved out a sound that is ours, and we can’t really leave that behind, because we are who we are. But at the same time, you have to always bring something new. And after seven or eight records, it’s getting to be challenging.”
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