Generally favorable reviews- based on 5 Ratings
Apr 3, 2013I have massive respect for Ministry; Al Jourgensen and the gang have made some of the most memorable songs in my music collection, Jesus built my hotrod will always be a timeless classic!
I enjoyed relapse despite its god awful album cover. Double tap, 99 percenters, the two singles stand out most in the album, showing the typical brutally fast guitars and drums which is similar to that of Rio Grande Blood. The thing that disappointed me is that unlike Rio Grande Blood, very few songs stood out in the album. To me it seems like the album was released quickly to ride the wave of popularity the occupy wall street movement was generating, so perhaps did not reach its full potential as an album. However, this album still rocks and shows that Ministry have got a lot to say still. I am heartbroken to hear that they are splitting up after their next album.… Full Review »
May 22, 2012At one time in their career Ministry brought hard hitting, creative ideas into fruition. This was attractive to both fans and media. However, forcing the franchise to draw attention in todays industry climate produces music that is missing primal, real and controlled anger.
Indeed, we the fans as well as the music industry wanted the return of Ministry, but we expected the one we've known from some of their best albums that have spanned decades. Extensive use of the slogan "the fathers of industrial metal" in terms of the Relapse album is quite a stretch. This is exactly the same kind of promotional trick Filter used when they advertised their most recent and weakest album Inevitable Relapse (sic!) by comparing it to their most famous album Shortbus (which includes the hit song â… Full Review »