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Experience a world of freshness
on 13 November 2013
I can't stop listening to this. It is not Al at his boundary pushing best but it is for my money classic Ministry. If your image of the ideal Ministry album is Psalm 69 I think you might find on the face of it that this is a dis-jointed musical challenge but if you have found something to enjoy in everything Ministry, like me, then this will grow on you fast.
It is sample heavy and that will no doubt have the `bUt iTs pRo-TOoLs!' crowd out against it and it is being promoted as the `last album' that will steam some people up (because whoever heard of a band releasing and promoting albums to make money, the cheek) but really it is the content that matters and in this Al is still at his blunt and uncompromising best...besides the samples are great.
If you are at all unsure give it a listen and if you think `Side F/X' is a work of genius go and get the whole album, if you find yourself wishing it would end then this album is probably best avoided.
The Ltd digi has two remixes that are both ok but as usual not really worth it if you have to pay way more to get hold of. One final thought, I really liked Relapse (last album) which was a lot more straight forward but maybe not as rewarding in the long run.