Faith No More's Disappointing Return to Music

In 2009, I was a hardcore fan in a state of bliss. I saw Faith No More was reuniting and I probably shrieked like a little girl imagining seeing them perform live. Truth be told, they have long been one of my favorite bands, but given their career trajectory I never once imagined they'd reunite. When they did, it came as a total shock.

It could have been for the money. After all, the ensuing tour was a cash cow. But these guys were always restless artists of the highest order. Could you even imagine Faith No More sitting around in a room without magic happening? Well, it finally did. Here we are, 17 years later, and they've finally released new music. The unfortunate part, though, is that their first single comes out of the gate sounding less like a punch to the face and more like a band in search of its sound.

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Corey Deiterman