Five Finger Death Punch Sham Pain:- “Sham Pain” is a single released by the American heavy metal band Five Finger Death Punch in 2011. It was released on April 20, 2018, and it is the second single from their seventh studio album, And Justice for None, which was released in September 2017.
Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Songs chart has ranked it as the band’s sixth number-one success in the country. On May 10, 2018, a music video, directed by Rob Anderson, was released to coincide with the release of the song.
The majority of the actions that take place during the video are directly related to the words of the song. Throughout the song’s verses, Ivan Moody is shown to be the victim of a variety of inconveniences, as well as engaging in behaviors that are consistent with the lyrics.
As an example, when the song begins with the line “I never cared about the money, never really needed fame,” Moody is shown burning what appear to be dollar bills on a grill outside his trailer, and when the line “Everybody seems to be waiting for me to die” is recited, Moody is shown being mauled by a bear and then struck by a meteorite in another scene.
However, the chorus, which lyrically emphasizes that life is still good despite its inconveniences, depicts Moody partying inside his trailer with several women and a few police officers, who had earlier ticketed him, perhaps because he had illegally parked his trailer, as he sings about life being good despite its inconveniences.
At a “meet-and-greet” event where the band is signing signatures on Five Finger Death Punch souvenirs, the band’s video depictions of the lyrics continue in a similar manner in the second verse. In the next scenario, their tour bus breaks down in the middle of a desert, and the members of the band decide to hitchhike at the conclusion of the next chorus.
The members of the band attempt to persuade the officer to let them leave by taking selfies with him, but they are unsuccessful. As the band walks away, the officer offers them the horns, but Moody throws him the middle finger instead. As the last chorus begins, the band is seen arriving at a food truck in a desert setting, where they proceed to throw a makeshift party as the song comes to a conclusion. The band had hitchhiked to the location earlier in the song.
The music video for “Sham Pain” was largely influenced by aspects of slapstick comedy. If you don’t take yourself too seriously, life is not as tough as it seems. The band members are trapped during the guitar solo, and Jason Hook, Jeremy Spencer, and Chris Kael are busking for petrol money to supplement their income.
As long as you can find humor in everything, you will be successful, and the chances of success are high with this video. In regards to the video and song idea, guitarist Zoltan Bathory shared his thoughts.
In the video, he commented on his thinking process by saying: “It was a straightforward procedure: we just set fire to the set and then turned our terrible director, Rob Anderson’s, aesthetic sense into a piata, which worked well.
Whatever he was able to save was turned into a music video. ” It is clear that the band has obtained a vehicle for use; however, the band discovers another police officer who is in the process of impounding the vehicle, wrapping it in caution tape and affixing numerous tickets to it, despite the fact that they were presumably unable to move it due to a lack of fuel.