American Capitalist

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American Capitalist
Studio album by Five Finger Death Punch
ReleasedOctober 11, 2011 (2011-10-11)
Recorded2010–2011 at The Hideout studios, Las Vegas, Nevada
GenreHeavy metal, groove metal, alternative metal
Length40:08
LabelProspect Park
ProducerKevin Churko
Five Finger Death Punch chronology
War Is the Answer
(2009)
American Capitalist
(2011)
The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell, Volume 1
(2013)
Singles from American Capitalist
  1. "Under and Over It"
    Released: July 27, 2011
  2. "Back for More"
    Released: September 13, 2011
  3. "Remember Everything"
    Released: November 2011
  4. "Coming Down"
    Released: May 2012
  5. "The Pride"
    Released: October 16, 2012
  6. "The Tragic Truth"
    Released: December 2, 2012
 
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American Capitalist
Studio album by Five Finger Death Punch
ReleasedOctober 11, 2011 (2011-10-11)
Recorded2010–2011 at The Hideout studios, Las Vegas, Nevada
GenreHeavy metal, groove metal, alternative metal
Length40:08
LabelProspect Park
ProducerKevin Churko
Five Finger Death Punch chronology
War Is the Answer
(2009)
American Capitalist
(2011)
The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell, Volume 1
(2013)
Singles from American Capitalist
  1. "Under and Over It"
    Released: July 27, 2011
  2. "Back for More"
    Released: September 13, 2011
  3. "Remember Everything"
    Released: November 2011
  4. "Coming Down"
    Released: May 2012
  5. "The Pride"
    Released: October 16, 2012
  6. "The Tragic Truth"
    Released: December 2, 2012
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
About.com4/5 stars[1]
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[2]
Artistdirect5/5 stars[3]
Loudwire4/5 stars[4]
PopMatters5/10[5]
Rock Sound8/10[6]

American Capitalist is the third studio album by the American Metal band Five Finger Death Punch, released on October 11, 2011.[7] It is the band's first album not to feature bassist Matt Snell, as he departed from the band in December 2010.[8] The first single from the album entitled "Under and Over It", was released on July 27, 2011.[9] The album debuted at number three on the Billboard 200 and sold more than 90,000 copies in the first week of release.[10] In September 2012, the album was certified Gold by the RIAA in the U.S. with sales of over 500,000 copies.[11]

Singles[edit]

Six singles have been released from the album, "Under and Over It", "Back for More", "Remember Everything", "Coming Down", "The Pride", and "The Tragic Truth".

Under and Over It[edit]

Main article: Under and Over It

After its release as a single, "Under and Over It" enjoyed significant success. Its highest charted position on Billboard's Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart was fifth; it reached 20th on the U.S. Rock Songs chart; and even appeared on the Billboard Hot 100. From July through November of 2011, the song was also the #1 song on Sirius-XM radio's Octane channel.

The Pride[edit]

"The Pride" is the third track on the album,[12] and is often considered a list song. In an interview, guitarist Zoltan Bathory clarified the meaning of the song. "You can be a zebra or join the lion pride. You have to rebel against your circumstances, laziness and mediocrity — not the system."[13]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Ivan Moody, Zoltan Bathory, Jason Hook, Jeremy Spencer and Kevin Churko, except where noted. 

No.TitleLength
1."American Capitalist"  3:28
2."Under and Over It"  3:38
3."The Pride"  3:23
4."Coming Down"  4:01
5."Menace"  3:31
6."Generation Dead"  3:43
7."Back for More"  3:22
8."Remember Everything"  4:38
9."Wicked Ways"  3:07
10."If I Fall"  3:56
11."100 Ways to Hate"  3:21
Total length:
40:13
iTunes edition
No.TitleLength
12."The Tragic Truth"  3:55
iTunes deluxe edition
No.TitleLength
12."Under and Over It" (remix)3:56
13."The Pride" (remix)3:24
14."Remember Everything" (remix)4:50
15."100 Ways to Hate" (remix)3:11
16."The Tragic Truth"  3:55
17."Under and Over It" (music video)4:04
2-disc edition
No.TitleLength
12."Under and Over It" (remix)3:56
13."The Pride" (remix)3:24
14."Remember Everything" (remix)4:50
15."100 Ways to Hate" (remix)3:11
Japanese Edition
No.TitleLength
12."A New Level"  4:00

Personnel[edit]

Five Finger Death Punch
Additional personnel

Charts[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Heaney, Gregory (2011-10-11). "American Capitalist [Clean] - Five Finger Death Punch". AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-03-30. 
  3. ^ "Five Finger Death Punch "American Capitalist" Review — 5 out of 5 stars - ARTISTdirect News". Artistdirect.com. Retrieved 2012-03-30. 
  4. ^ "Five Finger Death Punch, ‘American Capitalist’ – Album Review". Loudwire.com. 2011-10-10. Retrieved 2012-03-30. 
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  25. ^ Obtained November 25, 2012