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The sun hasn't got it's Patton.
on 2 November 2015
It's widely acknowledged that Mark Patton is currently one of the best heavy metal vocalists operating right now. I can't disagree. His voice on the 'The Real Thing' (FNM's 2nd album) is powerful, majestic and at times thoroughly depraved. However it wasn't always thus. Oh no! He certainly introduces himself, that's for sure, but as half drunk gibbering madman rather that the assured vocal Olympian we have come to admire. The band do a sterling job putting up with his daft diatribes and crank out some rollicking riffs and tribal beats. The pick of the bunch is the hit single 'We Care Lots' which probably saved Patton from the sack truth be told. Patton would eventually buck up his ideas on future releases, so credit where it's due. 3 stars.