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Five Finger Death Punch Bassist Has Posted An Angry Rant In Defence Of Parkway Drive

Brii Jamieson
Brii Jamieson 8 May 2018 at 12.26

"I HAVE to make this post after seeing some of the negative comments from “fans” of Parkway Drive giving scathing reviews of their new record on the social networks."

Chris Kael of Five Finger Death Punch fame has taken to instagram to defend the lads in Parkway Drive over the criticism he's witnessed related to their new album 'Reverence', released on Friday. 

To get you up to speed, Parkway Drive dropped their latest album 'Reverence' on Friday, to mixed reviews by fans online. Largely the comments revolve around the continued development of the band's sound.

But the Five Finger Death Punch bassist isn't going to sit by and let the slander and bullying of 'Reverence' stand. Oh no. In fact, he has a lot to say on the subject. His lengthy instagram rant directly calls out the fans who have been negative about the Parkway Drive album on social media, and also negative opinion sharing in general. Check out his full statement below:

"Notice: Rant ahead in 3...2...I HAVE to make this post after seeing some of the negative comments from “fans” of @parkwaydriveofficial giving scathing reviews of their new record on the social networks. This new album fucking RULES. I listened to “Ire” a bit; but, am only REALLY familiar with #Reverence, their latest record. Doesn’t change the fact that I can enjoy a great record even if I’m unfamiliar for the most part of their catalog as a whole. I’ve listened to it probably 10 times in the past two days of travel and am listening to it as I type our this post. I’ve even gone out of my way to let others who follow me know how much I enjoy #Reverence. When I enjoy new music, I want others to be aware so that they too can share in the experience of something that I personally love. The negative barrage of bullshit opinions for which the internet provides is fucking disgusting and unfortunate. Clearly, the mothers of these keyboard critics failed to teach them, “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all.” This negativity isn’t seen only in @parkwaydriveofficial’s comment section, it’s everywhere. @yelp is just as bad. People are more likely to leave a negative review than to take the time to praise a positive experience. It’s disheartening that a tool as valuable as the internet brings out the worst in people. So, on behalf of #ParkwayDrive who I guarantee are soaking in their own sense of accomplishment in putting out a record of which they are deservedly proud, this #KaelSalute goes out to negativity as a whole bringing vibes down across the internet. I encourage those surfing shit on the internet today - put in half the effort you do in talking shit behind the safety and comfort of a keyboard in promoting positivity for a change. Vibes are pervasive as fuck. The world would benefit from a change in focusing on the positive. Change starts with you. Do that shit. #DroppingTruthLikeABomb #ShitYesSon #PositivelyAffectingLives #Support"

 

Notice: Rant ahead in 3...2...I HAVE to make this post after seeing some of the negative comments from “fans” of @parkwaydriveofficial giving scathing reviews of their new record on the social networks. This new album fucking RULES. I listened to “Ire” a bit; but, am only REALLY familiar with #Reverence, their latest record. Doesn’t change the fact that I can enjoy a great record even if I’m unfamiliar for the most part of their catalog as a whole. I’ve listened to it probably 10 times in the past two days of travel and am listening to it as I type our this post. I’ve even gone out of my way to let others who follow me know how much I enjoy #Reverence. When I enjoy new music, I want others to be aware so that they too can share in the experience of something that I personally love. The negative barrage of bullshit opinions for which the internet provides is fucking disgusting and unfortunate. Clearly, the mothers of these keyboard critics failed to teach them, “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all.” This negativity isn’t seen only in @parkwaydriveofficial’s comment section, it’s everywhere. @yelp is just as bad. People are more likely to leave a negative review than to take the time to praise a positive experience. It’s disheartening that a tool as valuable as the internet brings out the worst in people. So, on behalf of #ParkwayDrive who I guarantee are soaking in their own sense of accomplishment in putting out a record of which they are deservedly proud, this #KaelSalute goes out to negativity as a whole bringing vibes down across the internet. I encourage those surfing shit on the internet today - put in half the effort you do in talking shit behind the safety and comfort of a keyboard in promoting positivity for a change. Vibes are pervasive as fuck. The world would benefit from a change in focusing on the positive. Change starts with you. Do that shit. #DroppingTruthLikeABomb #ShitYesSon #PositivelyAffectingLives #Support (�� by @slimfotos_music_photography)

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