In 1989, singer Chuck Mosley was replaced by Mike Patton. Patton who was singing in a high school band "Mr. Bungle" quickly showed signs of greatness after joining the band. Two weeks after the band recruited Patton, he had written all of the lyrics for the band's latest studio album, The Real Thing. The first song to make waves off the album was "Epic." Epic received extended air play on MTV in 1990 after the album's release. The song grew so popular that the band even performed at the 1990 MTV Music Awards and also Saturday Night Live. "Falling to Pieces" and "From out of Nowhere" were also released as singles along with "Epic." The band even covered Black Sabbath's War Pigs on The Real Thing.
In 1992, Faith No More released their third studio album, Angel Dust. Angel Dust was less Metal and more experimental in sound than The Real Thing. Three more songs were released as singles that year, "Midlife Crisis", "A Small Victory", and "Everything's Ruined." The album also included the cover of The Commodores "Easy". After touring for the album "Angel Dust" long time guitarist Jim Martin was fired by the band. The reason he was given was that he only wanted to play metal, while Faith No More thrived on multi style music. Then in 1995, the band released King For a Day...Fool for a Lifetime. This album had everything from punk, hardcore, country, jazz, and thrash metal, along with gospel music.
Faith No More's final studio album was released in 1997 and was called "Album of the Year." There were also three singles released from this album..."Last Cup of Sorrow", "Ashes to Ashes," and "Stripsearch." Then in 1998, the band Faith No More came to a stunning demise. Patton had already left the band for solo projects and none of the members could get along. Faith No More left a true stamp on the Heavy Metal Community and one would say that this band was truly ahead of its time. The band has since regrouped and will possibly producing its next studio album. The band had four albums with Patton and two with Chuck Mosley. Mosley was fired in 1998 due to erratic behavior. Faith No More is just one of the bands that are one of a kind.