Faith No More are not only Mike Patton’s most well known band, but perhaps one of the defining alternative acts of the 90s. Through six studio albums, they crafted a sound that would send waves through alternative metal, as well as directly inspiring many bands who would go on to become nu metal bands. With … Continue reading 199: FAITH NO MORE
When Mike Patton, Trevor Dunn, and Trey Spruance formed Mr Bungle as teenagers, nobody could’ve predicted the evolution of their sound, or the influence they would have over a generation of alternative metal bands. For their debut full-length, Mr Bungle were primarily an alternative/funk metal band, but experimented with instrumentation (incorporating brass instruments and samples, … Continue reading 194: MR BUNGLE
Guano Apes started in Germany in the mid 90s with an electrifying fusion of alt metal, funk, and some nascent nu metal flourishes. Frontwoman Sandra Nasić is a vocal chameleon, able to switch from beautiful clean melodies, to hard rock roars, and even rap. Backed by heavy riffs and addictively funky bass, Guano Apes’ sound … Continue reading 191: GUANO APES
As one of the most interesting heavy bands Australia has ever produced, Twelve Foot Ninja combine funk with alternative metal, progressive elements, and just general oddness, into a unique sound that defies genre and makes for amazing music. Twelve Foot Ninja’s funky, constantly evolving, twist on alternative metal feels like something Mike Patton could’ve spawned … Continue reading 190: TWELVE FOOT NINJA
Primus are a three-piece, with a guitarist and drummer, but the central element is always going to be ringmaster Les Claypool and his bass.
A powerful and uniquely political voice in the 90s alt rock landscape, and one of the biggest reunions this side of Led Zep, Rage Against The Machine are (as cliched as it sounds) a band that defined a generation.