Philadelphia extreme metal monthly Decibel has comprehensively put the boot into Faith No More’s Sol Invictus album in a 5/10 review in their latest issue.

The review is headlined The Sun also Sets with the sub-heading “Ingenuity has been sucked free from Faith No More’s disappointing comeback.”

Approaching the review from the angle that Faith No More effectively ended with the departure of “Sir James Martin”, reviewer Nick Green laments the lacks of riffs and adds that “everything you love and cherish about Faith No More is gone”.

He adds: 

“Faith No More are no longer an envelope-pushing irritant with slow-jam leanings; Sol Invictus is practically an entire record of Commodores and Bee Gees covers, and, for better or worse, the most authentically pure expression of the band’s soul since Angel Dust.”