Faith No More’s Real Thing A Real Classic

Larz Ostrander, Staff writer

 Faith No More’s album The Real Thing is an absolute classic that has stood the test of time. Released in 1989, it’s the third studio album by the American rock band, and it’s widely regarded as their breakthrough album.

     One of the most distinctive features of this album is its eclectic mix of genres. Faith No More masterfully blends heavy metal, funk, rap, and even a touch of pop, creating a sound that is both innovative and hard-hitting. The album is a true showcase of the band’s diverse musical influences and abilities.

     The album opens with the track From Out of Nowhere, which immediately sets the tone for what’s to come. The song’s powerful vocals and driving guitar riffs make it a standout track on the album. Epic, the album’s most popular track, is an explosive fusion of rap, rock, and funk that’s impossible to resist. The song features Mike Patton’s incredible vocal range, which goes from soft and melodic to full-on screaming in a matter of seconds.

      The album also includes the catchy Falling to Pieces, the energetic Surprise! You’re Dead! and the soulful Edge of the World, among others. Each track on The Real Thing is distinct and memorable, showcasing the band’s talent for creating diverse and innovative music.

     Overall, The Real Thing is a masterpiece that deserves its status as a classic album. Faith No More’s unique blend of genres and their ability to create memorable tracks make this album a must-listen for any fan of rock music. From start to finish, the album is a wild ride that’s sure to leave you wanting more. 7.5/10.