Originally Posted by WOLVERINEKILLS
I agree on Uproar. 5FDP wouldn't be so bad if Ivan didn't try to copy Anselmo so much & if they dropped the clean vocal choruses on 3/4 of their songs. The debut album was solid imo but the last two not so much. They had potential to be heavier but instead decided to become a more metal version of Nickleback.
Ivan's cleans are the one potential saving grace to FFDP. It's his Pseudo-tough guy act he puts on for the "harsh" vocals and cringe worthy lyrics that really drive me nuts. He was never a great lyricist even on that first album, but from War is an Answer onwards his lyrics have gotten so repetitive and much more terrible. And that wouldn't be all that bad (there are tons of bands I love whose lyrics aren't very good) if the music itself wasn't so mundane. It's not that they aren't heavy enough or anything. The songwriting is just not good.