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
The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell - Volume 2 album cover.jpg
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
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)
Got Your Six
(2015)
Singles from The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell, Volume 2
  1. "Battle Born"
    Released: September 10, 2013
  2. "House of the Rising Sun"
    Released: February 3, 2014
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[1]
Jukebox Metal4/5 stars[2]
Melodic5/5 stars[3]

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,[4] with Volume 1 having been released on July 30. It was released on November 19, 2013 through Prospect Park. 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 is a reference to the Flag of Nevada, the home state of the band.

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

Commercial performance[edit]

Preorders for the album went up on iTunes on August 10, 2013.[7] On its release, the album debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 and No. 1 on Top Rock Albums, selling 77,000 copies in its first week.[8] The album has sold 510,000 copies in the US as of July 2015.[9]

Track listing[edit]

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

Standard Edition And Disc 1 of Deluxe Edition
No.TitleLength
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

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

Charts[edit]

Chart (2013) Peak
position
Austria Albums Chart[11] 17
Canadian Albums 6
US Billboard 200[12] 2
US Digital Albums 2
US Independent Albums 1
US Tastemaker Albums 3
US Top Rock Albums 1
US Hard Rock Albums 1

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2014) Position
US Billboard 200[13] 57
US Hard Rock Albums (Billboard)[14] 1
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[15] 4
US Top Rock Albums (Billboard)[16] 9

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[17] Gold 500,000double-dagger

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
double-daggersales+streaming figures based on certification alone

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gregory Heaney (November 18, 2013). "The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell, Vol. 2 - Five Finger Death Punch | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved September 27, 2015.
  2. ^ Ellis Davis. "Jukebox:Metal review". Jukeboxmetal.com. Retrieved September 27, 2015.
  3. ^ "Melodic Net - Five Finger Death Punch - The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell Volume 2". Melodic.net. November 19, 2013. Retrieved September 27, 2015.
  4. ^ "Five Finger Death Punch Announce New Album | News | Rock Sound". Rocksound.tv. Retrieved August 6, 2013.
  5. ^ "Five Finger Death Punch - 2013 Tour Reel". Youtube.com. March 18, 2013. Retrieved September 27, 2015.
  6. ^ "FFDP: Press Release Announcement for Two New Studio Albums!!!". Five Finger Death Punch. Archived from the original on May 4, 2013. Retrieved August 6, 2013.
  7. ^ "Official Press Release: The Wrong Side of Heaven and The Righteous Side of Hell, Vol 2 – "Battleborn" Single". Five Finger Death Punch. August 17, 2013. Archived from the original on November 16, 2013. Retrieved November 9, 2013.
  8. ^ Chad Bowar (November 27, 2013). "'Volume 2′ of Five Finger Death Punch's 'Wrong Side of Heaven' Lands at No. 2 on Billboard 200". Loudwire.
  9. ^ "Upcoming Releases". Hits Daily Double. HITS Digital Ventures. Archived from the original on July 16, 2015.
  10. ^ "iTunes - Music - The Wrong Side of Heaven & the Righteous Side of Hell, Vol. 2 by Five Finger Death Punch". Itunes.apple.com. Retrieved November 9, 2013.
  11. ^ "Discographie Five Finger Death Punch". austriancharts.at. Hung Medien. Retrieved November 27, 2013.
  12. ^ "Discography Five Finger Death Punch". billboard.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved November 27, 2013.
  13. ^ "Top Billboard 200 Albums: 2014 Year-End Charts". Billboard. Retrieved January 15, 2015.
  14. ^ "Hard Rock Albums: 2014 Year-End Charts". Billboard.
  15. ^ "Top Independent Albums: 2014 Year-End Charts". Billboard.
  16. ^ "Top Rock Albums: 2014 Year-End Charts". Billboard.
  17. ^ "American album certifications – Five Finger Death Punch – The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell Volume 2". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH.