Me was introduced to Ministry by me metal-in-arms buddy Dato' Pure during our uni days. That album - The Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Taste - fooking blew me away. With a constantly revolving line up that included two vocalists, three guitarists, two bassists & two drummers, the sound produced was akin to a . . . nay, make that two . . . power drills to yer fooking cranium.
We were fortunate enough to have caught this industrial terrorists live during their Psalm 69 tour. With Pavement & Helmet in support, the gig left us with whiplashed necks in worse shape than Mickey Schumacher's musculus sternocleidomastoideus!
Anyways, Ministry weren't able to keep up the momentum created by those two LPs & soon slipped into mediocrity. LPs such as Filth Pig & Dark Side of The Spoon were abrasive without the vision & hooks that drove those earlier masterpieces. Worse, they highlighted main man's Al Jourgensen's all-consuming drug habit & he even complained that he was forced to buy crack from the streets as the record company refused to pay him in narcotics!!!
Anyways, after two decades of noise, chaos & some truly paralysing industrial metal, Ministry has decided to call it a day by releasing this live opus - Adios . . . Puta Mandres.
To download Ministry's noisy-as-fook farewell, please go to: http://rapidshare.com/files/216274903/Ministry-Adios...-2009-RTB.rar .
Happy retirement & thanks fer the memories!
ps: Even the classically-inclined intern in me dept was fooking blown away by Ministry. He now tortures his Cinapek blockmates with it! Take a bow Matthew Ong.
pps: Famous social blogger Muststopthis ran out of me bar when we were having a Ministry party! Suffice to say, this is not fer the faint-hearted or those with cotton-candy ears.