Al, Al, Al,
you crazy son of a bitch. As if The Revolting Cocks wasn't enough, and bringing
back Ministry for that matter, you had just had to do this, right? A country
inspired industrial metal album?! What were you thinking?
I can't say it's not because I grew up with hardly any exposure to country music
and that it's therefore in no way a part of my backbone, but, hell and
damnations, I really think this is a measily output. Alright, alright, the first
couple of minutes are fun. It's good to be surprised, to listen to something
different for a while. In this case a little while. But that's not how it is
here. It goes on. For over 50 minutes.
Jourgensen and his partners in crime get some points for not giving a hoot and
just doing what they want and for the entertainment value (however shortlived it
may be), but this is one album I had to literally force myself to listen to from
end to the other (and I even had to do it more than once)!
Can't wait to see Ministry again at Wacken 2012, but for now...