It seems that Faith No More’s headlining slot at a new Chile festival in September is on the cusp of confirmation.
La Tercera reports today that FNM will headline the Santiago Gets Louder festival on Sunday 27 and Monday 28 September. Also on the bill will be System of a Down, Deftones, Mastodon and Lamb of God.
The Music review
Australian site The Music.com.au has give Sol Invictus a rave review. Reviewer Christopher H James gives 4/5 and states:
“Expectations have generally been high though, with two muscular comeback singles; the accountability tantrum Motherfucker; a timely reminder that no one snarls – or whispers for that matter – like Mike Patton, and Superhero, which confirms Faith No More’s guillotine-sharp pop instincts remain intact. Current trends in metal are mostly ignored, but the band’s collective thirst for new territory, such as the Spaghetti-Western atmospherics of Rise Of The Fall, is consistently present.”
6/10 review from DemonZone
No – me neither but the reviewer does make a few irrefutable points:
“How hard is it to create a catchy riff, memorable vocal lines and add a twist or two in there. Quite hard it seems as this album is nothing more than mid tempo B-Sides from the band’s heyday.”
“My biggest gripe is with lead singer Mike Patton. An excellent vocalist who has one of the most underrated voices in music. Unfortunately he continues to plague us with never ending amounts of growling nonsense. There is barely a moment where he uses his truly incredible clean vocals and it is without a doubt one of the biggest wastes of talent in rock music.”
“Sol Invictus is incredibly uneventful but I am sure the fan boys will lap it up whilst letting us know it is the greatest album in the world. Blabbermouth has already started that horrible trend but believe me, it is not that good.”
Belgian site gives 9/10 review
I feel the need for a palate-cleanser after posting so here’s a 9/10 reviewer from Belgian site Peek-a-Boo:
“The music of FAITH NO MORE is not as frantic as it once was, but ‘Sol Invictus’ is their most mature and constant album so far. That is a huge achievement if you know their earlier material.”