Faith No More are not only Mike Pattonโ€™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 couldโ€™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 Nasiฤ‡ 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 Apesโ€™ 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 Ninjaโ€™s funky, constantly evolving, twist on alternative metal feels like something Mike Patton couldโ€™ve spawned … Continue reading 190: TWELVE FOOT NINJA