Jeremy Spencer’s Psychosexual Reboot: Moderately Better or Moderately Worse Than Psychosexual?

  • Axl Rosenberg

Former Five Finger Death Punch drummer Jeremy Spencer has premiered “Devil From Hell,” the debut single from the rebooted version of the band he launched less than a year ago, Psychosexual.

Earlier this month, Spencer explained his decision to take a mulligan as being specifically tied to this song:

“I’m, like, ‘Fuck, man. I really like this. I wish this would have been the first thing that we dropped.’ So it’s, like, you know what? Nobody even really knows much about the other music, which I do like, but I think this is more appropriate of where we kind of wanna debut; this is what I wanted to be the first thing. So it’s kind of like a reboot — we’re starting over.” 

So is “Devil From Hell” really that much better than the band’s previously-released, now-scrubbed single, “Let the Sin Begin”? Uh… maybe?

Here are the key differences:

  • The music used to sound like early-aughts Marilyn Manson with a smidge of Rob Zombie. The music now sounds like Five Finger Death Punch with a smidge of Rob Zombie.
  • Spencer’s vocals used to sound like ’90s-era David Bowie. Spencer’s vocals now sound like Rob Zombie.
  • The lyrics used to be super-porny. The lyrics are now like “American Capitalist” as re-written by Rob Zombie.
  • Spencer’s employees band used to wear ram masks. Spencer’s employees band now wear Japanese Hannya masks. I suspect because he couldn’t figure out how to make them look more like Rob Zombie.

I think that’s about it, though.

So I’d probably give Psychosexual the slight edge over Psychosexual 2.0, if only because I’ll take a weak recycling of “I’m Afraid of Americans” over a Rob Zombified “Top of the World.”

You can listen to “Devil From Hell” below. “Let the Sin Begin” technically isn’t available right now, so definitely do not do a Google or YouTube search for it in order to compare Psychosexual Original Flavor with Psychosexual Begins. Discuss in the comments section. Psychosexual will have an album out sometime maybe I dunno who cares if it doesn’t get the reaction Spencer wants he can just re-reboot anyway.

[via The PRP]

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