Oh my god, I think I have to go change my pants now.
With the *very* notable exception of the Redline/Whiteline version of Jesus Built My Hotrod, I haven't been moved by Ministry since The Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Taste.
Jesus Built My Hotrod Redline/Whiteline is the finest rock'n'roll song ever though, gotta admit that.
Filth Pig was an attrocity, and I never even bothered listening to Dark Side of the Spoon, but this stuff sounds like Psalm 69, and that's just fine by me!
Hmmm hm! Half the songs on Psalm 69 were not so bad, so it might be worth checking out. Thanks!
Now they just need to make a Twitch-alike! Yeah, that'd do it!
i still maintain that filth pig was a great thing, it just wasn't psalm 69. it's basically a grindcore album, and a damn good one.
also, dark side of the spoon was completely different. most people didn't even bother to listen to it and form a reasonable opinion.
here here on the twitch though. i always thought it'd be great if they reinterpreted some of the older stuff to play live in their newer style. i heard nothing older than mind when i saw them in '99.
the production bothered me a bit. Those are 192 kbps mp3 files, BTW.there's no bass, the drums are weak, and everything sounds kinda scratchy, like it was recorded on cheap gear.
Yeah... a bit scratchy and muddy, as if they were taking pride in their indecipherability.
It's better than some of their other offerings, but still, a lot of it sounds like yet another lamer version of "Land of Rape and Honey"... which is probably where the metal / industrial trend probably should have started and stopped, IMHO.
I guess it's supposed to trigger some kind of male hormonal aggro switch that I just can't get my head around without more powerful lyrical content. Ministry can't do it for me in almost the exact same way that early Killing Joke can. Then again, perhaps I lack the capacity to take Ministry seriously anymore.
Makes me long for another Revolting Cocks album instead. Far more enjoyable and subversive... far less serious.