Faith No More’s Sol Invictus features prominently in Kerrang!’s magazine and staff end-of-year lists.
Sol Invictus has been picked at number 5 in the metal magazine’s albums of the year list, with Bring Me the Horizon as number one. The mag states:
“Any band can get back together. But only the great ones do something with a reunion beyond nostalgia.”
Superhero features at number 11 in the magazine’s songs of the year list, while Sunny Side Up makes it at number 8 in the Videos of the Year.
And naturally FNM also features prominently in the magazine’s rundown of their writers’ lists.
Sol Invictus is number 9 in editor James McMahon’s rankings, while deputy editor George Garner has Sol Invictus at 5. Art editor Steve Beech has SI at 2 in his list and features editor Sam Coare slots it in at 6. Picture editor Scarlet Borg gives Sol Invictus her album of the year nod, stating:
“I love the FNM album so much because I never thought they’d record another album, let alone tour it. They were the soundtrack to my 20’s and for five old blokes they rock like a motherfucker. Oh, and Mike Patton is a genius.”
James Hingle has FNM at 2 and Ryan Cooper at 9. Freelancer James McKinnon also selects Sol Invictus as number one on his list:
““We knew from reunion tours that Faith No More could still talk the talk, but Sol Invictus proved they could still walk the walk of a powerful creative unit. More than a sign of life, it’s a full blood transfusion of bristling and innovative tunes as authentically twisted as anything they’ve ever done. For that reason it’s not just 2015’s best comeback record, but maybe its best record full stop.”