Wednesday, August 17, 2016
FAITH NO MORE / Sol Invictus 
Picking exactly where they left off, FNM are still skipping around the boundaries of hard rock and bizarre art-rock, never once giving a toss about radio play (their first comeback single is a low-key operatic piece not-so subtly titled "Motherfucker"). Their smirking sarcastic humor and sinister piano lines are still firmly intact within the inviting tension they conjure up with each track. For some odd reason, it seems as if the group forgot how to finish songs and each one peters out with slight boredom and misdirection. The song order is a mess but with a customized re-arrangement one can easily remedy this minor problem.
There's a bit of dust and cobwebs collecting but hopefully this is just the boys getting back into the groove before they deliver another stellar album.
3½ leaders of men out of 5
Songs of Note: Separation Anxiety; Motherfucker