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Awesome collaboration from two true pioneers,
This review is from: Last Temptation (Audio CD)
Lard are one of the finest underground bands that you've probably never heard of, but once you find out their line-up, it won't surprise you how good they are. They comprise Al Jourgensen, Paul Barker and the legend that is Jello Biafra, or to put it another way, Ministry fronted by the brains behind Dead Kennedys. Not a bad combination bad by anyone's standards. And if you're wondering, yes, they are every bit as good as the personnel suggest they should be. As you'd expect, the music is a hybrid of Ministry's grinding Industrial-Thrash hybrid with Biafra's manic ravings and political concience at the front in place of of Jourgensen's digitally enhanced sneer, and it all works and absolute treat. Every one of the nine songs on the album is brilliant, but special mentions have to go to the self-explanatory 'Drug Raid At 4 A.M.', the maniacal cover version of 'They're Coming To Take Me Away' and 'Sylvestre Matuschka', the true story of a man who gained sexual satisfaction from blowing up trains. Any fans of either Ministry or Dead Kennedys will absolutely lap this up, along with anyone else with an interest in any form of intelligent Metal music. Phenomenal stuff.