Exclaim! are exclusively streaming Faith No More’s new album Sol Invictus in Canada from Monday 11 May – and it is now live.
This is what Exclaim! say in their quasi review:
Sol Invictus, the long-awaited follow-up to 1997’s Album of the Year, was recorded by bassist Billy Gould at his home studio in Oakland in 2014 and early 2015, and features the band getting up to some of its old tricks.
Early preview “Superhero” is a vicious affair, rife with chunky metal licks, atmospheric keyboard lines from Roddy Bottum, and Mike Patton’s masterful blend of passionate croons and mad dog barking. Elsewhere, “Sunny Side Up” starts out as a deceptively upbeat slice of wah-wah-employing soul rock, but the band do serve up a metallic chorus that’ll fry your brain.
“Matador” mixes rolling drums, a near-operatic performance from Patton, and elegant, cascading pianos into its epic arrangement, while closer “From the Dead” is a shimmering finale of tambourine taps, California sun-smooched backup vocals and afterlife-minded allegory.
Sol Invictus is released in Canada on 18 May.
Pre-order bundles, including limited edition vinyl, are available now via http://solinvictus.kungfustore.com in North America and http://faithnomore.firebrandstores.com in Europe. Digital pre-orders, featuring instant downloads of “Motherfucker” and “Superhero” available here: http://geni.us/2L7x