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Alright, so I don’t know if anyone remembers this — hell, I didn’t remember it until I did search of the MS archives — but more than three years ago, Korn “guitarist” Munky announced the formation of Fear and the Nervous System, a new supergroup featuring Bad4Good‘s Brooks Wackerman and, INCREDIBLY DISAPPOINTINGLY, Faith No More’s Billy Gould.

So. I’ve actually been listening to a LOT of Faith No More for the past week. I couldn’t figure out the origin of the sudden, uncontrollable urge to just put my FNM on “shuffle” and revel in its genius, until I realized it’s almost the one year anniversary of last summer’s glorious FNM reunion shows in Brooklyn. My brain is funny like that; it always recalls anniversaries, even if I’m not consciously aware of them.

And now Fear and the Nervous System have actually released a song, “Choking Victim.” And it’s fucking terrible. So my week has now been like the equivalent of Billy Gould taking me to a secluded private getaway for a long, romantic weekend, and then, right be fore we leave, spitting in my eye, grabbing me, shoved my nose directly into his ass, and farted.

I mean, this sounds like barely-above-average Korn. Like, it’s definitely better than the last Korn record, but it’s not really any better than the shit they put out in their heyday. The singer, some dude named Steve Krolikowski from some band called Repeater (first person to say “You should know who Repeater are!” gets banned), sounds JUST like Jonathan Davis. There’s no indication that Gould had any positive influence on this piece of fucking shit project whatsoever.

So that fucking sucks.

You can download the song for free here, but you have to give them your e-mail address, and I don’t think it’s worth it. There’s a non-embeddable YouTube stream here if you wanna avoid the hassle. Or, of course, you can just save yourself three minutes and twenty-five seconds and take my word for it that the song is about as much as having Billy Milano stand on your foot.


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