ALBUM MAYAN RELEASE: FEBRUARY
17, 2003 REVIEW: MARCH 3, 2003
admit, I didn’t think Al Jourgensen and Paul Barker had it in them
anymore. Long after industrial landmarks such as "The Mind Is a Terrible
Thing to Taste" and "Psalm 69", their glory days seemed
to be over. I was wrong.
"Animositisomina" is one hell of an album, leaving the second
generation of industrial rockers behind, biting the dust. Ministry is
back, and in style. Not only have they made their hardest and most aggressive
album in a decade. "Animositisomina" is also a wonder of craftsmanship
in chords, samples and production. I am pretty sure Trent Reznor is weeping
at the moment if he has been listening to "The Light Pours out of
Me" or "Broken". These are songs I guess he would have
wanted to create himself. The list of great tunes goes on and on. Two
more I can't seem to get enough of are "Unsung" and " Animosity"
- both sounding like Ministry of the late 80:s remade for the new millennium.
Basically, it’s only the ending song "Leper" that doesn’t
make the cut.
All in all, a truly great album, setting new standards for the genre.
No collection of industrial music should be without it.