Faith No More feature in a lot of “most anticipated albums of 2015” lists. Here’s a quick summary of what the critics expect:
In the illustrious company of Kid Rock among others, Faith No More are on Yahoo’s list of 10 albums to look out for. They say: ” Fans have been eagerly anticipating a new Faith No More album since the group reunited in 2009 to start touring again. So far, they’ve released one song, “Motherf—er,” an odd number that sounds vaguely like a cross between early Flaming Lips, Butthole Surfers, and Puscifer.”
Rolling Stone include Faith No More at number 40 in their chronological 68 Reasons This Year Will Rule. The rock bible states: “The as-yet-untitled collection, which arrives in April via the group’s own Reclamation label, reportedly bears the influence of the Cramps, Link Wray, Siouxsie and the Banshees and, possibly, Balkan saxophone king Ferus Mustafov. Which all bodes well, as does its first single, the sarcastic, hard-stomping “Motherfucker.”
Meanwhile, HitFix state: “The as-yet-titled set will be released through Faith No More’s own label Reclamation Recordings and is preceded by the single “Motherf*cker.” Take that for a comeback.”
The band get labelled a “budding heritage act” by the Sydney Morning Herald but fellow Australians Triple J include FNM in their top 20 list and state: “The first we’ve heard of the rock veterans’ first new music in 17 years has been the swampy, sweary ‘Motherf***er’, which only served to remind us how beautifully strange and creatively heavy they can be”. More antipodean love too from Tone Deaf, who have the band alongside Tame Impala and Napalm Death in their list: “An epidemic of cardiac arrests ensued when they unveiled their first single in nearly two decades, Motherfucker. That’s a lot of pressure to live up to, but if anyone can, it’s the twisted minds behinds some of the most unique and treasured metal records ever made. We’re ready to laugh, we’re ready to cry, we’re ready to cower, and we’re ready to bang our heads once again, all before the opening track is through”. And Aussie site Faster Louder also has the band in its list.
Consequence of Sound also have the album in their 50-strong list, declaring that “vicious sound and snarling wolf cover for new single “Motherfucker” announced the Bay Area five-piece’s return to the studio in properly intense fashion”. Stereogum, meanwhile, put the band at 33 in their list of 101 albums for 2015.
French site Musique Mag also have FNM have one of their picks but keep to the factual in their summary.
Gibson also include the untitled FNM record in their top 5 stating: “The upcoming, as-yet-untitled studio album will be the band’s first since 1997, so it’s pretty impossible to figure out what to expect from the new tunes. That makes the anticipation even more intense. Can’t. Wait”. From the ultimate guitar to Ultimate Guitar and the rock mag have Faith No More at 15 in their list of 15.