American Capitalist

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American Capitalist
Studio album by Five Finger Death Punch
Released October 11, 2011 (2011-10-11)
Recorded 2010–2011 at The Hideout studios, Las Vegas, Nevada
Genre Heavy metal, groove metal, alternative metal
Length 40:08
Label Prospect Park
Producer Kevin 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
Source Rating
About.com 4/5 stars[1]
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[2]
Artistdirect 5/5 stars[3]
Loudwire 4/5 stars[4]
PopMatters 5/10[5]
Rock Sound 8/10[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. Title Length
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. Title Length
12. "The Tragic Truth"   3:55
iTunes deluxe edition
No. Title Length
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. Title Length
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. Title Length
12. "A New Level" (Pantera Cover) 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. 
  5. ^ Colgan, Chris (2012-02-10). "Five Finger Death Punch: American Capitalist". PopMatters. Retrieved 2012-04-30. 
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  10. ^ "Evanescence Nets Second No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart". Billboard.com. 2009-09-14. Retrieved 2012-03-30. 
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  25. ^ Obtained November 25, 2012