In a recent interview with radio station 100.3 The X Rocks, bassist for Five Finger Death Punch bassist Chris Kael alleged when bands put out garbage, the fans know and won't buy it.
"People are always talking about, 'Oh, nobody's buying records anymore. Nobody's buying records.' If you put out garbage, no one's gonna buy it. You've gotta really focus on the craft. It's all about the songwriting, you know. At the end of the day, regardless of whatever else you've got going on, unless you've got a good song, no one's gonna buy anything. So we take pride in writing the best songs that we possibly can. We've been doing it for awhile, and we keep on plugging away."
I agree with the dude to an extent, but I definitely think there are fans that will buy their favorite band's new record regardless of if it sucks or not and then defend it to the death. Sometimes people don't want to be "wrong" about their music tastes, you know? Then he goes on to say that Five Finger Death Punch writes the best music they can and pretty much makes 'em out to be passionate about what they do.
Do you agree with his sentiment?