Will Five Finger Death Punch's next album be their heaviest yet?

The rockers are well into the recording of their upcoming effort, and last month the band began sharing a series of studio vlogs documenting their progress. The first two showed 5FDP guitarist Zoltan Bathory dishing out some "brütal riffs" alongside recently sober vocalist Ivan Moody. In more recent clips, Bathory reveals he's "very happy" with what he perceives as a "shifting back" to the band's "heavier side" on their budding tunes—an atmosphere he suggests is similar their first two albums. Watch the new videos down toward the bottom of this post.

"Holy shit, it's nasty," Bathory says after the band's fifth day in the studio, in the clip uploaded May 29. "Some nasty riffs, the vocals are great, kind of like War Is the Answer, Way of the Fist a little bit. For some reason, the music is kind of shifting back to that heavier side. I'm really curious to see how this is going to turn out, wow."

The imminent Five Finger Death Punch release, the band's eighth, is set to follow last year's And Justice for None. It will also be their first full-length following the departure of longtime drummer Jeremy Spencer.

Last week, Moody celebrated his soberness in a chat discussing his "sober coaches", Judas Priest's Rob Halford and Korn's Jonathan Davis. Previously, the singer got a face tattoo to mark his first year of sobriety.

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