Faith No More 'Sol Invictus' (album stream)
Published May 11, 2015Never mind those upcoming reissues of The Real Thing and Angel Dust, Faith No More's brand new album is due out in just a matter of days. As previously reported, Sol Invictus — the outfit's first full-length in nearly two decades — hits stores next Tuesday (May 19) through Reclamation Recordings/Ipecac, but we've got some even better news for you. The whole thing is streaming online in Canada ahead of time right now via Exclaim!
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.
It's been a long time coming, but fans in Canada can finally hear the whole album down below. You can also check out the band on their current tour, which has them hitting Toronto and Montreal in August with Refused.
UPDATE: This stream was available for one week only and is no longer available.