"The Last Sucker"
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Ministry's Al Jourgensen has written the final chapter in their 26 year long history. "The Last Sucker" is not only the final album in the "White House"-trilogy ("Houses Of The Molé" 2004 and "Rio Grande
Blood" 2006), this is the last Ministry album ever (except for a coming cover album). Al promised a few years ago that he will finish Ministry after the trilogy, before he gets as pathetically old as many
Al had never denied his hate about George W Bush. "The Last Sucker" were previewed on internet by some short films called "The end of days, Part I, II,...", filmed as bad quality terrorist threat videos
and the band dressed like suicide bombers, Bin Laden, etc. The message was "September 18th - the end of days" (the release date of "The Last Sucker" - I'm surprised that the release date wasn't at September 11).
Ministry is the only band in the world that has gone from synth pop to trash metal. For every record in their career Al took the band one step further, and so with "The Last Sucker" too.
The whole album is a steamroller. My favourites are "Let's go" which I expect to be a great live song, and "End of Days Pt.1&2" (vocals by Burton C. Bell of "Fear Factory" and Al's wife Angie Jourgensen). Bell
also makes the vocals on "Die in a crash", the worst Ministry song ever - too much punk rock for me, like the rest of the CD.
Al turned the The Doors' "Roadhouse Blues" into a quite boring Ministry song that drowns among all the other rubbish on the CD. Al has already proved that he can write boring punk songs by him selves so why do a cover? This doesn't give much hope to the coming cover album.
Like every Ministry album, your opinion about this depends on how you came into Ministry. I came into Ministry from the industrial point, but if you got your roots in punk rock or trash metal - I guess you
like it. I know that Al is genius, but sometimes I don't understand what he is doing.
From now Ministry is history, and hopefully we will hear from the long time awaited alter ego "Buck Satan and the 666 shooters" and more of "Revolting Cocks" in the future.
Paul Vincent Raven 1961-2007, bass player and co-writer on "Rio Grande Blood" and "The Last Sucker".
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Name: reznor (220.127.116.11)
Ministry is NOT industrial anymore since the early 90's. Period.
Name: rOb (18.104.22.168)
If you listen to Twitch, Land of Rape and Honey and Psalm 69, I think Fredrik has a strong point of view. A lot has happend musically with Ministry over the years and I must say I prefer the older sound.
a TOTAL unfair review!
Name: opticom (22.214.171.124)
excelent last album from ministry...that is up there with the classic "psalm 69".
sorry Fredrik Forsström but you should go listen to that pretty sweden synth-pop instead :)
rest in peace master paul raven.
A Final Masterpiece
Name: wintersoul (126.96.36.199)
The reviewer just managed to put the worst review ever. Ministry is NOT industrial, and giving it 3 stars for not being industrial is VERY clever...
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