It’s been 18 years since Faith No More released Album Of The Year, their last LP. It’s been 17 years since they broke up. And it’s been six years since they got back together to play occasional shows. But next week, the great Bay Area metal experimenters return with Sol Invictus, their grand comeback album. And considering all the time they spent apart, it’s remarkable to hear them come back together as such a focused, cohesive whole. The new album is tough and mean and short, and it features a band that sounds locked-in and motivated. And they’re just as happy to play around with their sound as they were the first time around; certain Sol Invictus tracks find them messing around with operatic wails and sinister adult-contempo coos. We’ve heard the early tracks “Motherfucker” and “Superhero,” and right now, you can stream the full below.
Sol Invictus is out 5/19 on Ipecac/Reclamation.