Metascore
67

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. In a world gone mad, it's nice to know that some things--like Ministry's ability to tear up the floorboards with crushing efficiency--never change.
  2. 80
    One of their catchiest, most rewarding listening experiences to date.
  3. Packs enough bite to nourish a Third World country. [Mar 2003, p.96]
  4. This is the throat-clutching Ministry that longtime fans have been waiting for: a grand mix of industrial rock and murder metal.
  5. The sustained ferocity on display here is admirable. [7 Mar 2003, p.72]
  6. Songs such as "Unsung" showcase a reapplied talent for twisting archetypal metal riffs into new shapes.
  7. 60
    At several points... the duo belatedly attempts to revivie its peak period formula, but... it's as old-fashioned as a Lollapalooza 1992 T-shirt. Fortunately, Jourgenson and Barker's new ideas are better. [#14, p.140]
  8. Still dour and humorless, but pruned of its experimental tendencies, Ministry delivered its first solid record in a decade.
  9. Effort isn't lacking, but inspiration is.
User Score
8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 17 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
  3. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. Brian
    Sep 7, 2004
    7
    It's not their best work,but it should please any Ministry fan...
  2. kub
    Jul 30, 2003
    3
    Am I the only one here who thinks this LP is weak? Ministry's last good album was "Filth Pig", now they are only repeating themselves. Am I the only one here who thinks this LP is weak? Ministry's last good album was "Filth Pig", now they are only repeating themselves. No single new idea on this album. Regression. I'm old Ministry fan and still I want progression, not recycling old ideas. Full Review »
  3. DanC
    Mar 10, 2003
    8
    Very interesting layout of time signatures that overlap.