|These guys are the world champions of douchbag fake toughguy radio rock.|
It's brilliant, really. Five Finger Death Punch is mass produced, cheaply manufactured, and a false version of genuine heavy metal. As an analogy, Wal-mart shoppers also prefer the taste of Easy Cheese over a nice Roquefort or perhaps Brie.
|At least Easy Cheese comes in "Bacon" flavor.|
So my question is, who else fits into this new genre of "Walmart-Core" and is there an identifiable sound or history to the genre?
It would seem that Disturbed would be the alpha-dogs of Walmart-core; bands like Godsmack, Korn, and their ilk fit in. It seems like the peak of the First Wave of Walmart Core peaked around the time of Ozzfest 2003.
|Absolutely brutal. In the wrong way.|
Before anyone passes judgement, go to the next major corporate sponsored "rock" or "metal" festival (like those things that Rockstar Energy Drinks sponsors) and I defy you to tell me the crowd isn't almost entirely lower income white trash.
I think Walmart just struck up a winning formula here. We may soon see the Second Wave of Walmart-core. Evil bastards.