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Album Review

Warner Bros. figured that lightning could strike twice at a time when oodles of (most horribly bad) funk-metal acts were following in Faith No More's and Red Hot Chili Peppers' footsteps. In response, the former recorded and released the bizarro masterpiece Angel Dust. Mike Patton's work in Mr. Bungle proved just how strange and inspired he could get given the opportunity; now, in his more famous act, nothing was ignored. "Land of Sunshine" starts things off in a vein similar to The Real Thing, but Patton's vocal role-playing is smarter and more accomplished, with the lyrics trashing a smug bastard with pure inspired mockery. From there, Angel Dust mixes the meta-metal of earlier days with the expected puree of other influences, including a cinematic sense of atmosphere. The album ends with a cover of John Barry's "Midnight Cowboy," which suits the mood perfectly, but the stretched-out, tense moments on "Caffeine" and the soaring charge of "Everything's Ruined" make for other good examples. Even a Kronos Quartet sample crops up on the frazzled sprawl of "Malpractice." Other sampling and studio treatments come to the fore throughout, adding quirks like the distorted voices on "Smaller and Smaller." The band's sense of humor crops up frequently — there's the hilarious portrayal of prepubescent angst on "Kindergarten," made all the more entertaining by the music's straightforward approach, or the beyond-stereotypical white trash cornpone narration of "RV," all while the music breezily swings along. Patton's voice is stronger and downright smooth at many points throughout, the musicians collectively still know their stuff, and the result is twisted entertainment at its finest.

Customer Reviews

I want some Angel Dust

Faith No More are a band that are completely unique to me. With other Rock/Metal/Alternative bands their music has to be either full of melancholy or rage. Faith No More's music is instead full of cocky arrogance and inventiveness and fun. They don't have to target your emotions to create a thrill, they all use their skills to create music that has the power to entertain on its own. It's extremely refreshing and I haven't ever found a band quite like them!

One of the Greats

Is there another record quite like this? As a truly alternative album, it's a classic. It's many things: majestic, dark, weird, humourous and aided by the unique and truly amazing voice of Mike Patton. Also there are great tunes, which always helps. Faith No More produced some great stuff but this is their best work. If I was a list maker this would go into my top 5 of all-time albums so you'd better give it try!


I bought this album because I heard Everything's ruined on VH1 and thought it was a killer tune and it is, I also love midlife crisis and be aggressive, which have these great chuggy funky riffs driving them on them and easy is very pleasant as well. The rest for me is a bit hit and miss, I think sometimes Patton's voice is inconsistent but when its on top form it is a truly unique one. Some of the other tunes I can't get on with but the four songs I picked out make it worth buying!


Formed: 1981 in San Francisco, CA

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

With their fusion of heavy metal, funk, hip-hop, and progressive rock, Faith No More have earned a substantial cult following. By the time they recorded their first album in 1985, the band had already had a string of lead vocalists, including Courtney Love; their debut, We Care a Lot, featured Chuck Mosley's abrasive vocals but was driven by Jim Martin's metallic guitar. Faith No More's next album, 1987's Introduce Yourself, was a more cohesive and impressive effort; for the first time, the rap and...
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  • £8.99
  • Genres: Alternative, Music, Rock, Adult Alternative, Metal, Hard Rock
  • Released: 08 June 1992
  • Parental Advisory

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