ALBUM REVIEW                            :        SOL INVICTUS

ARTIST                                      :        FAITH NO MORE

GENRE                                       :        ALTERNATIVE ROCK

DATE RELEASED                          :        2015


If the first song in this album “Sol Invictus” is an indication of what the record is all about, better listen to it over and over again to know.  The term could refer to “Invincible Sun God” or it could the band’s own way of telling the listeners that this is a hot album.  The first track sounds like metal rock but as soon as reached the first stanza, you realized that the band is still on the same stuff like they used to deliver and perform.  It is in the track “Superhero” that the you would believe that this is indeed a hot album or that they are indeed invincible and Faith No More can do away with what they want in terms of music.

Well, some of the songs are in here have grunge elements as if they were stagnated during the nineties. Other tracks can be considered experimental as you feel the fusion of rock, metal rock, and even death metal.  For example, in “Separation Anxiety” you would think that this is a Korn song.  Lyrically, some of the tracks here are susceptible to many different interpretations.  For example, one could say that “Superhero” is not about “Superman” and et al., but rather about church leaders who were not able to hold on to their vow of celibacy and you could tell it with these words in the track:

“Superhero , I’m tugging on your cape;Tell me will your sons; Know their father one day

The best tracks in this record are “Black Friday,” which is quite eighties in atmosphere; “Motherfucker” is a surprise, with a song title like that one would expect a lot of screaming in the entire track; in “Matador” you will not hear Latin elements incorporated in the song instead you feel a “Morrissey” vibe in this track; “From The Dead” is an irony because of cheery ambience of the song.

This album is tolerable if you are not huge fan of the band, if you are then, you will surely appreciate the effort in this record.  With that, I rate this record 3.5 stars out of 5 stars.

Ratings Description:

1 star = Ignore it

2 stars= risk it

3 stars = borrow or buy it

4 stars = buy it and keep it

5 = buy, keep, and treasure it


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