Relapse

  • Record Label: AFM
  • Release Date: Mar 26, 2012
User Score
6.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 1 out of 6
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  1. Apr 3, 2013
    7
    I 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
    I 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.
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68

Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. Kerrang!
    Apr 26, 2012
    80
    Relapse finds them wielding those familiar sledgehammer beats and streamlined thrash riffs in a most effective fashion. [7 Apr 2012, p.52]
  2. Metal Hammer (UK)
    Apr 6, 2012
    80
    Relapse is Ministry's most varied (and interesting) album in years. [May 2012, p.98]
  3. Apr 5, 2012
    60
    Relapse isn't their best work by far, but if you listen to it next to their genuinely great albums like Psalm 69 or The Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Taste, it stands up better than the cranky metal/industrial establishment--who've been dissing it mercilessly--would have you believe.