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Faith No More - Epic

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Man, Angel Dust and Real Thing are MUST LISTENS. That war pigs cover is just MWAH.

The newest recoed they put out is super interesting too btw

The Real Thing is a masterpiece from start to finish. Zombie Eaters is where it's at.

Ill Nino and Chino Moreno from Deftones do a fantastic cover

Interesting, just checked it out. First of all it's awesome that the song was covered in the first place. Not bad, but the original is pretty much impossible to beat. Thanks!

Death never sleeps
2 points · 19 days ago

Woodpecker from Mars. Top 3 favorite instrumentals.

(Also, in no particular order: Call of Ktulu, Genghis Khan)

came in here to mention zombie eaters

Their covers are amazing. Easy and I Started A Joke are both awesome too

So is "This Guy's in Love With You."

King for a Day is also a must.
2 points · 19 days ago

Actually, King for a Day is their best album for sure.

Nomina Eponymous
1 point · 18 days ago

It’s certainly their heaviest album. I enjoy it the most.

The follow up album (Angel Dust) has some great stuff as well. I always like it better than (The Real Thing, but the darker tone must have been off-putting, as I never see it mentioned.

Original Poster19 points · 19 days ago

Midlife Crisis is awesome!

Everything's Ruined!

Jizzlobber ftw

Angel Dust is better because they wrote it with Mike Patton. As far as I know, The Real Thing was already written when he joined Faith No More.

Death never sleeps
2 points · 19 days ago

Yeah, it's definitely got more Patton to it.

Absolute favorite FNM record. Must've confused all the people getting in to them following Epic, though.

I just found it bizarre and really lacking in the guitars and heavier side of things.

2 points · 19 days ago

Heavier side? It’s their heaviest album haha. Jizzlobber and Malpractice are heavy as hell.

47 points · 20 days ago

Dead Cross (Patton singing, Lombardo in the drums..) was playing in Tuska festival this friday. There were couple kids in the audience with corpse paint and Mike seemed to like that. He invited the two guys on stage for one song. They went around and even a pit of mosh action with Mike. Then at the end he gave one of kids a chance to say something and he just yelled Tuska what the fuck in finnish. Talk about life goals to be able to do that

Did they do the Reign In Blood/Epic tease? The crowd lost their minds when I saw them do that.

Gottdamn awesome

Mike Patton is a god. Besides FNM, his work with Nathaniel Merriweather is fire.

6 points · 19 days ago · edited 19 days ago

This person knows some music to make love to his/her old lady by.

Edit: corrections and inclusion. Decidedly not metal.

23 points · 19 days ago · edited 19 days ago

Fun fact, apparently this video pissed off the Red Hot Chili Peppers and started a feud between them, because they thought FNM was making fun of them/copying them. Especially the way Patton jumps around in this video with his long hair kinda like Kiedis did. They even refused to play on some festivals as long as Mike Pattons bands were playing there, and they had to cancel their gigs.

It happened because FNM is the best band in the history and RhCp being the shittiest, couldn't just handled it.

Then Mr. Bungle dressed up as rHcP and played their songs in a concert and sounded better than them.

Memory of Centuries
11 points · 19 days ago

Oh god i despise the Chili Peppers, most overrated band of the galaxy by far.

6 points · 19 days ago

All of my upvotes

Them’s fightin’ words

I'm 99% certain that it was because the everythings ruined clip mocks red hot chilli peppers higher ground clip. Rhcp refuse to be in any festival with anyone from fnm in it

EVERYTHING Patton does is pure gold. He's one of the most creative in this industry hands down.

Follow the smoke to the riff filled land
3 points · 19 days ago

I love his collaboration with The Dillinger Escape Plan. I can listen to that ep anytime. It's one of my favorites.

Yesss!! Big DEP fan here as well!

That's right! His work with Tomahawk and Mondo Cane really blew me away.

Two of my favorites of his right there! Mondo Cane is damn brilliant. Tomahawk I have on rotation pretty regularly because Duane Denison is one of my fav guitarists!

I was never a huge fan of the rapping in this song, but I appreciate it more now as a contrast to how god damn powerful the melody of the chorus is. What a classic.

Another interesting structural aspect of this song...

the first verse goes through two cycles, and the first chorus goes through one cycle. but each subsequent verse is only one cycle long and the chorus continues to grow and expand each time, eventually turning into the guitar solo/bridge and then never returning to the "verse" material again, only outlining and developing the chorus/bridge material further.

I understood some of that

6 points · 19 days ago

I really liked their final album. It kicked ass pretty much all the way through.
3 points · 19 days ago

Faith No More is such an interesting band. I don't know if I would've thought they were metal when I was younger and heard them on the radio. Either way, this song is, well, epic.

I’ve been listening to Angel Dust all week. Still amazing!

The best part about this song is that it isn't even the best song on the album. The title track and Zombie Eaters are phenomenal songs.

Faith No More is one of the best bands ever but their discography is so much deeper than this one song

I met Mike Bordin earlier this year, super nice dude.

I love this song. Sucks I can't remember where I first heard it.

9 points · 19 days ago

I remember when the video was new on MTV! (I'm old, I guess...)

Same here, fellow old fart.

It was quite controversial at the time, too. Some animal rights types really didn't like the fish flopping around.

My first time hearing it was og Rock Band
3 points · 19 days ago

Haha oh man it's been so long. This music video is legendary

3 points · 19 days ago

They put the alternative in alternative rock. So much blending of genres and styles.

that piano solo at the end #epic

helnorsk svartmetall
18 points · 19 days ago

No metal riffs

Memory of Centuries
8 points · 19 days ago

FNM isn't metal.

Change my mind.

I could use a metal detector sometimes
6 points · 19 days ago · edited 19 days ago

"Alternative metal" is always a huge grey area. It's very close to Alt rock, but I'd say it falls just outside in terms of heaviness. We could call it Alternative hard rock, but that doesn't exactly roll off the tongue and conflicts with the observation that Alt metal tends to be more complex than hard rock.

Don't get me wrong, I still like Alt metal, but sometimes I'm just scratching my head about all these genres being slapped on top of songs, albums and bands.

Only deathcore is trve
6 points · 19 days ago

conflicts with the observation that Alt metal tends to be more complex than hard rock

But just because a band is complex doesn't mean it's metal. A band like Converge is more complex than many metal bands but that doesn't mean Converge is a metal band. Personally I like the term hard alternative because it's more encompassing but I don't see it replacing alt metal anytime soon.

helnorsk svartmetall
3 points · 19 days ago

I can't cuz I don't think they are either.

I always kinda thought Faith No More was a one hit wonder, but I started to listen to them a lot more lately and they don't have many bad songs.

Faith No More are definitely not a one-hit-wonder. If you like Faith No More's other stuff, maybe have a poke at Mike Patton's other projects. Mr Bungle in particular is beautiful, but Mike Patton has had his fingers in a lot of pies and every one of them has been glorious.

If you haven't heard it, check out this little known Mike Patton project that he did with producer Dan the Automator. It may not be everyone's thing, and I'm admittedly not the biggest hip hop fan, but this is a great example of how Patton's talent can not be denied.

I used to be /u/Clumpy
8 points · 19 days ago

I like FNM but isn't it a couple months after April Fools' to be posting funk rap-rock?

Memory of Centuries
8 points · 19 days ago

Man i love Faith No More but couldn't call them metal.

I mean if they are metal then Jane's Addiction and Living Colour are metal.

living colour is metal though

Memory of Centuries
2 points · 19 days ago

That's a pretty polemic statement

Original Poster8 points · 20 days ago

One of my early nineties favourites. One can argue wether FNM is metal, but i think it is. The chorus still gives me the goosebumps, and the riffs from Jim Martin is tight as hell

3 points · 19 days ago

Just an awesome song. Really like this whole album -it’s so creative.

Lasciate ogne speranza, voi ch'intrate
-3 points · 19 days ago

Why no then out it on /r/Music if you know there will be arguments

My 3 year old fucking loves FNM. We listen to this song a lot.

okay, this is epic

Brits of a certain age may recall this awesome cover!

Resident Prog Nerd
2 points · 19 days ago

Well, this song lives up to it's name. Faith No More kicks some serious ass.

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