Rating:
10
Ministry - ΚΕΦΑΛΗΞΘ
14 July 1992


01. N.W.O
02. Just One Fix
03. TV II
04. Hero
05. Jesus Built My Hotrod
06. Scare Crow
07. Psalm 69
08. Corrosion
09. Grace


Just a decade ago, Ministry broke out from its 80's synth-dance music with a pretty little album called Psalm 69. With repetitive, snarling guitars, hellish vocals, weird screams and pounding drums; Ministry became sort of the antagonist band to all that was available in the music market at that time.

The album kicks off with the great 'N.W.O', a track that uses one of George Bush's speeches, giving a sort of aggressive political twist to the song. This track gives just a little taste to what will the rest of the album will be. Next is 'Just One Fix', a song with weird screams, repetitive guitars. Just brutal, raw industrial metal. 'Hero' and 'TV II' are just as aggressive and intriguing as the last two. 'Jesus Built My Hotrod' is probably the best song of the entire CD. With the collaboration of the Butthole Surfers? singer, Gibby Haines and its unbelievably silly lyrics, this is one of the most tuneful track ever made by Ministry. After this, the album moves into a much slower pace. I mean, 75 minutes of pure ear-pounding industrial would be quite annoying for anyone. 'Scarecrow' is a slow, calm track that uses a guitar riff similar to 'When The Levee Breaks', definitely a refreshing song. The last two tracks are a bunch of nightmarish yells and noise. The first track is appropriately named 'Corrosion' and the last one has the ironic title of 'Grace'.

For a common person, Psalm 69 is just mere noise but for those who love this genre, it is metal mixed with originality and some sort of grace to it.


Band profile: Ministry
Album: ΚΕΦΑΛΗΞΘ


 


written by Izzys Swan | 03.10.2003


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Basso - 14.07.2006 at 23:29  
The name alone makes up for having it in the rack
Joey Jo Jo - 24.08.2007 at 04:46  
"Ministry broke out from its 80's synth-dance music with a pretty little album called Psalm 69."
damn, this was their 3rd non-Synth pop album. Ministry has only made 1 synth pop album, With Sympathy. Land of Rape and Honey was really aggressive electronics. Goodthing Izzys Swan isn't here anymore. I think would have killed him for that line
iaberis - 27.10.2007 at 02:45  
WTF?! That's more like Industrial Punk than metal. It sucks major ass, probably the worst album I've heard. Highly overrated.
Uirapuru - 27.06.2009 at 20:39  
Great album. Best from Ministry to me.

''Jesus Built My Hotrod'' is addictive.
Mr. Doctor - 02.07.2009 at 16:03  
Written by Uirapuru on 27.06.2009 at 20:39

Great album. Best from Ministry to me.

''Jesus Built My Hotrod'' is addictive.


Agree... if you don't move your head and feets when the song kicks in after the intro... You can just die now.
BoxCar Willy - 02.01.2012 at 04:47  
Dig a ding dang a dang a long ling long digidey do doooowwww.
Lit. - 13.02.2012 at 00:54  
Written by iaberis on 27.10.2007 at 02:45

WTF?! That's more like Industrial Punk than metal. It sucks major ass, probably the worst album I've heard. Highly overrated.



Off with your head!
BoxCar Willy - 03.04.2012 at 21:47  
Written by Lit. on 13.02.2012 at 00:54

Written by iaberis on 27.10.2007 at 02:45

WTF?! That's more like Industrial Punk than metal. It sucks major ass, probably the worst album I've heard. Highly overrated.



Off with your head!

^This.

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