Ministry and Co-Conspirators
Style: Industrial Metal
Release date: October 29th 2010
Playing time: 61:00

Despite the fact that Al Jourgensen announced the death of Ministry with the fall of the Bush administration, the beast has a hard time staying in the grave - if it was ever really buried. This is not a cause for sorrow! Ministry still has something to offer the world.

Like this cover CD. It's hilarious, surprising and cool at the same time. As you can see from the track list below, there are some tunes in there that you wouldn't have expected Ministry to cover. Ted Nugent's Stranglehold? Purple Haze? AC/DC's Thunderstruck? ZZ Top's Sharp Dressed Man? Amy Winehouse's Rehab? Two Sabbath ditties? And Rolling friggin' Stones?!

And the most odd thing? Ministry covering...Ministry.

Even if you're not a Ministry fan, do yourself a favour and listen to this album. What Uncle Al and cohordes have done to these classic rock and metal songs is different and fun. Thunderstruck always was a good song, but in my book it's even better now. The Winehouse I haven't heard, but I imagine that it has taken a shovel load or two more coal in Ministry's version, because things are happening fast here.

Ironically, the least interesting song on this album is Jourgensen's own Every Day is Halloween, but let that lie - the other Minstry tunes on there are good picks and don't exactly sound like the original versions.

A must for Ministry fans - a must-try for everyone else.


01. Iron Man 

02. Stranglehold

03. N.W.O.
04. Stigmate
05. Purple Haze
06. Paranoid
07. Thunderstruck
08. Sharp Dressed Man
09. Jesus Built My Hotrod
10. Rehab
11. Every Day is Halloween
12. Paint It Black
13. Khyber Pass

Label: Eastworld Recordings
Distribution: Plastic Head Music
Artwork rating: 75/100
Reviewed by: Thomas Nielsen
Date: November 17th 2010