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Thursday, November 16, 2006

rio grande blood

a while back my little sister surprised me with free ministry tickets. i've been a fan of the band for many years - way back to early highschool days, but hadn't listened to the last couple of albums they released.

not too long after the show i scored a copy of their latest release Rio Grande Blood which i would have to say is probably one of the best heavy metal albums that has been released in years. there aren't a whole lot of bands out there that could even think to be considered metal (even though they do). you think Korn rocks hard or Slipknot is hardcore? ain't got NOTHING on this album. it reminds me of the way metal should be and not the way it's become. for a while in the late 80s and early 90s there were a bunch of bands that made loud music and didn't care about album sales. Al Jourgensen takes a look a the state of the country, its leader and the real reasons that the US is involved in the war in the middle east. the title track probably rocks the hardest. it throws together fast, furious music along with some well-done GWB mix-ups to make a solid political statement.

essentially, the album is awesome from front to back. worth actually picking up at the local music shop rather than just hitting the free download. hell yeah for Al Jourgensen's latest musical effort. i've been listening to it for several days straight and have to say that it's been a looong time since i enjoyed an album that much that wasn't a mixed-cd.



  • At Fri Nov 17, 11:38:00 AM, Blogger Vengelyne said…

    If Metallica counts as a heavy metal band, then that's about the only heavy metal group I've listened to. =P

    The cover of Ministry's album reminds me of a pentagram... a bit of satanic feel to it.

  • At Fri Nov 17, 11:44:00 AM, Blogger Martini said…

    Why not buy (or burn) 3 or 4 or even 5 copies of the album? Then, if you've got a few bucks to spare, pick up a couple of old CD-player-boom boxes at a local pawn shop. You know, nothing you'd really like. Something disposable. Fill it up with D-cells, then, at 3 a.m., sneak down the hall to your landlord's door and let 'er rip. The next night, at 4 a.m., do it again. Continue until your supplies have run out. :)


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