SOUND BITES: Compact Reviews--the Calgary Herald, Sunday June 8, 97
Faith No More, Album of the Year (reviewed by James Muretich)
"This is getting old and so are you," sings Faith No More on its latest disc. Now in its 15th year, the fiery funky-punky band is getting on. Newer bands Rage Against the Machine [do I detect a trend here?] with more fire and brimstone. Fortunately, Faith No More is not a one-trick pony and its fusion of hardcore rock riffs with increasingly adventurous melodies and music (without forsaking its lyrical aggressiveness) is what makes this L.A. [L.A.??] band a still intriguing entity, even if its intensity is waning.
This may not be "Album of the Year" but there's still reason to keep the faith.
Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Recommended: Not condemning bands as they evolve.
Thanks to Jamie Dirom