Review Summary: A shamefully average release.
Everybody would have you believe Faith No More, the freaks of the metal world, hit their peak on Angel Dust. This is the follow up to the critically acclaimed The Real Thing, that influenced every metal band that would ever follow in the nu metal, rap metal and alternative rock band to follow. However, this album is painfully ***ing average and these are the reasons.
Mike Patton is completely insane on this release and not in a good way. His clean singing is utterly shameful, but it is the wierd talking to himself on the song RV that takes the cake as being the worst vocals on earth. This song really is one of the worst songs i have ever heard, dare i call it a ***ing song. Literally, it is just a rubbish piano line ripped off of The Super Mario Brothers game (listen to the water stages) and added Mike Patton crooning over the top. you would think this would work, right? No.
Midlife Crisis goes down as being one of the most overrated songs ever to have been written. It is not terrible, in fact it stands out as one of the best on here, but it is not the ***ing classic many people would have you believe. This really is a boring boring song that is too repetetive and the vocals are just annoying whiny rubbish that no doubt inspired the emo scene to do their boring, bull *** thing they do today.
Land Of Sunshine, the opener, has a wierd title, but is definately the best song on the album, and would fool the listener into thinking this to be a good release. The lyrics are good, Patton is just about bareable and the music is absolutely amazing, but completely crazy.
This album is the most odd, demented release ever recorded. It is not terrible, but not the masterpiece people would have you believe.