Wednesday, January 7, 2009

MINISTRY'S "PSALM 69: THE WAY TO SUCCEED AND THE WAY TO SUCK EGGS"


Let's take a trip back in time to 1992. The time of the first Iraq war, the year I graduated high school. The music scene at the time was pretty good with bands like Soungarden and Nirvana starting to make it big. Anyway, I went to Lollapalooza 2 that summer and saw Ministry play live, just a few months after their devastatingly heavy new album "Psalm 69" was released. I remember Al Jourgensen came out wearing a big George Bush mask as "N. W. O." started playing and the whole crowd went wild. What a show!

"Psalm 69" is a masterpiece of industrial metal. Ministry were in perfect form on this album...at their peak actually. "Psalm 69" is the perfect blend of Ministry's brand of industrial rock and super heavy thrash metal. The production on this CD is so loud and full it is frightening and Al Jourgensen's angry vocal delivery is top notch. On "Psalm 69", Ministry create the perfect soundtrack to the apocalypse driven by an intensity that has never been matched sense. If you haven't heard this album, go out and get it now. It will not disappoint.

Here's "N.W.O" and "Just One Fix". Enjoy!

N.W.O. - Ministry

2 comments:

Kny said...

Love me some Uncle Alien. Man the final couple or so Ministry albums did not disappoint... REVCO the same.

Steve Smith said...

Yeah, you're right, especially "Rio Grande Blood". There's just something about "Psalm 69" though...