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Album Review

In what many consider to be Ministry's peak, the band creates another wonderful album to follow The Land of Rape and Honey. Fusing thrash guitars with excellent synth and percussion work, Ministry lay the foundation for even more followers of the band's music. But what makes the album even more commendable is the unique flair and the avoidance of cliché elements that have brought down the guitar-heavy industrial-rock genre. Purists might argue that Ministry have given up these roots; but it's plain to see that the roots remain, and are only revamped by the necessary progression of a band that has been around for so many years. The sound is Ministry's, most definitely.

Customer Reviews

Apex of Ministry

This was Ministry at their best- the height of Als evolutional insight into music. I no longer listen to Industrial Music but every once in a while it is fun to listen to this album and remember being 14 in 1989.

Now this music tastes good!!

This is real music not like the music now adays that sing about little girl subjects. If you want to hear Idustrial music that rocks this is one of a few you need to buy you will not be disappointed


If I were to recommend only one Ministry album as most representative, this would be it. "Mind. . ." expands on and refines the rough-hewn themes introduced on "Land of Rape and Honey". Though the two together are nothing short of a quantum leap ahead in music for their time, this album's tight production sets the bar for not only future Ministry works, but for the entire genre - which Jorgensen helped to pioneer.


Formed: 1981 in Chicago, IL

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Until Nine Inch Nails crossed over to the mainstream, Ministry did more than any other band to popularize industrial dance music, injecting large doses of punky, over-the-top aggression and roaring heavy metal guitar riffs that helped their music find favor with metal and alternative audiences outside of industrial's cult fan base. That's not to say Ministry had a commercial or generally accessible sound: they were unremittingly intense, abrasive, pounding, and repetitive, and not always guitar-oriented...
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