Words + Photos by Rebecca Reed
Faith No More is ready to drop their new album, Sol Invictus, and they celebrated with a run of intimate performances at Webster Hall in New York City.
Opening the second night of two sold out shows, Le Butcherettes brought exactly what you need to kick off a Faith No More show – tons of energy, a lot of quirk, and raw emotion. The set featured their signature heavy-driving fusion of post hardcore, punk and riot girl action. Although lacking the former blood-stained stage antics, the powerful guitars, keyboard and of course Teri Gender Bender’s amazing stage presence got the crowd into a frenzy and welcomed Faith No More to the stage in a way few bands could.
As Faith No More walked on the stage for their headlining set, the crowd sounded more like teenagers welcoming a boy band, with high pitched screams and over-excitement that only makes sense if you’ve felt what Faith No More delivers. They opened the show with “Motherfucker”, and the floor felt like it could fall through at any moment from the movement of the fans. The alt-metal icons didn’t disappoint, playing all of the hits and causing every person in attendance to leave in a state of voiceless, sweat-drenched awe.
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