The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell, Volume 2

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The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell, Volume 2
Studio album by Five Finger Death Punch
Released November 19, 2013 (2013-11-19)
Recorded 2012–2013 at The Hideout studios, Las Vegas, Nevada
Genre Heavy metal, groove metal, alternative metal
Length 40:17
Label Prospect Park
Producer Kevin Churko, Five Finger Death Punch
Five Finger Death Punch chronology
The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell, Volume 1
(2013)
The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell, Volume 2
(2013)
Singles from The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell, Volume 2
  1. "Battle Born"
    Released: September 10, 2013 (2013-09-10)
  2. "House of the Rising Sun"
    Released: February 3, 2014
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Jukebox:Metal 4/5 stars[1]
Melodic 5/5 stars[2]

The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell, Volume 2 is the fifth studio album by American heavy metal band Five Finger Death Punch, and the second of two albums released by the band in 2013,[3] with Volume 1 having been released on July 30. It was released on November 19, 2013 through Prospect Park Records. Preorders for the album went up on iTunes on August 10, 2013.[4] The album was entirely produced by Kevin Churko and Five Finger Death Punch.

Background[edit]

On February 15, 2013, Five Finger Death Punch announced that they were working on their fourth album. On March 18, the band posted a promotional video for an upcoming tour with a new song titled "Here to Die".[5]

On May 1, 2013, the band announced that they would be releasing two studio albums in the year, with The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell, Volume 1 being released on July 30, and Volume 2 following on November 19. Guitarist Zoltan Bathory said of the band's decision to release two albums:

"We came off the road after a couple of great years of touring and were really amped up to write the 4th record. Everybody was in the right headspace and the band tighter than ever so it was a perfect storm. We jumped in head first and found ourselves 12-13 songs deep fairly quick but were still coming up with better and better material so we looked at each other and said... okay why stop there?... let’s keep going. Once we passed the 24th song we knew we’re going to have to do a double album. We had this massive amount of music that’s very dear to us, possibly the best material this band has ever created. At that point there was no way to decide which songs to leave off the album. So we made the decision to release them all."[6]

Singles[edit]

The album's first single, "Battle Born", was released on September 10, 2013. The song's given title derived from the same name as the album by American rock band The Killers.

The second single, a folk traditional cover of "House of the Rising Sun", was released on February 3, 2014.

Track listing[edit]

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

Standard Edition (Disc 1 of Deluxe Edition)
No. Title Length
1. "Here to Die"   3:00
2. "Weight Beneath My Sin"   3:36
3. "Wrecking Ball"   3:13
4. "Battle Born"   3:43
5. "Cradle to the Grave"   3:18
6. "Matter of Time"   3:16
7. "The Agony of Regret" (Instrumental) 1:42
8. "Cold"   3:47
9. "Let This Go"   3:16
10. "My Heart Lied"   3:35
11. "A Day in My Life"   3:44
12. "House of the Rising Sun" (A Folk Traditional cover) 4:07
Total length:
40:17
B-Side Track[7]
No. Title Length
13. "Weight Beneath My Sin" (featuring Ryan Clark of Demon Hunter) 3:39
Japanese Bonus Track [8]
No. Title Length
13. "Burn MF" (Mr. Kane and Nikka Bling Remix) (featuring Rob Zombie) 2:50

*Unlike Volume 1, it contains video of the performances, rather than the songs themselves.

Charts[edit]

Chart (2013) Peak
position
Austria Albums Chart[9] 17
Billboard 200[9] 2
Canadian Albums 6
Digital Albums 2
Independet Albums 1
Tastemaker Albums 3
Top Rock Albums 1

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