Animositisomina

Animositisomina

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Ministry strode the alternative music world like a colossus during the late '80s and early '90s, placing one huge foot in the domain of industrial music, then another in the domain of heavy metal, dwarfing the aggressive capabilities of its contemporaries and sounding surprisingly tuneful while doing it. After 1992's See more details below

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Ministry strode the alternative music world like a colossus during the late '80s and early '90s, placing one huge foot in the domain of industrial music, then another in the domain of heavy metal, dwarfing the aggressive capabilities of its contemporaries and sounding surprisingly tuneful while doing it. After 1992's Psalm 69: The Way to Succeed and the Way to Suck Eggs, though, the band disintegrated around leader Alain Jourgensen, and Ministry limped through the rest of the '90s with a pair of desultory, deliberately difficult records, Filth Pig and The Dark Side of the Spoon. Nearly a decade after Ministry's peak, 2003's Animositisomina returned the group to the quality of its Wax Trax prime, with an opener (the title track) that ranks up there with classics like "Burning Inside" and "Just One Fix." Ministry is still hell-bent on the kind of rigid, hooky thrash metal that fewer groups were interested in with the rise of nu-metal and rap-metal, but the bandmembers prove their chops; they may look like lords of drug-addled doom and gloom, but they're a great band with energy left to burn. Animositisomina nods to the group's new wave past with a cover of Magazine's "The Light Pours out of Me," and occasionally inspires vocal and melodic comparisons to Jane's Addiction, the band's rivals (and polar opposites) in the alternative metal scene of the late '80s. Still dour and humorless, but pruned of its experimental tendencies, Ministry delivered its first solid record in a decade.

Editorial Reviews

Rolling Stone - Robert Cherry
Ministry have turned a bleak ending into a wonderfully bleak new beginning.
Entertainment Weekly - Jim Greer
Notoriously hard-living frontman Al Jourgensen is as bilious as ever. (B)

Product Details

Release Date:
02/18/2003
Label:
Sanctuary Records
UPC:
0060768456822
catalogNumber:
84568

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Animositisomina 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This CD is by far the best offering Ministry has brought to its fans since the release of Psalm 69. With this CD is the return of fast, grinding guitars, and mind blowing speed, I know my copy has not left the CD player since I got it the day it came out!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've been a fan of Ministry for a long time and have been anticipating the release of this album for awhile. Everything is crisp and clear and contains everything great about Ministry and even some aspects of their first few albums. Would recommend to any metal or industrial fan.
Guest More than 1 year ago
ANIMOSITISOMINA is the best and most hardcore album to be released since Dark Side of The Spoon! Ministry has done it again for us kids, by giving us something new worth listening to. Industrial music has final been brought back for us by Al and Paul. Thanks guys!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Ministry out-dos themselves again as Al and Paul have released this CD. A must-have for any Ministry fan, and recommended time 10000000 to everyone else!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
ministry is finally back as the one of the fore fathers of industrial music. This album contains some new elements for ministry. AL sings a lot more on this album and puts more melody into his music while still using some of his old tricks. Since Al has sobered up, you can hear his enthusiasm in this album. This album has a lot of life to it compared to the dark side of the spoon. This is my favorite album since land of rape and honey and the mind is a terrible thing to taste. If you are a ministry fan, you will appreciate this album, because it has the intensity of the past while still exploring the creative aspect of his music.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I cannot get enough of this CD! I am amazed at Ministry's continuous ability to surprise and satisfy me musically.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This album is downright horrible and an absolute disgrace to everything that used to be great about Ministry. The songwriting is disastrously mediocre and there is absolutely no trace of originality to be found anywhere. I didn't think these guys could sink any lower after The Dark Side of the Spoon, but I suppose I was wrong. Shame on you, Al and Paul!
Guest More than 1 year ago
IMO this is a heck of a lot better than Houses of the Mole. However, the newest CD, Rio Grande Blood, is better than this one. There are some great tracks on here such as Impossible, Broken, Lockbox, and Animosity. However, I feel that older material such as Land of Rape and Honey up to Filth Pig are their best work. I wish they'd look back to some of their older work from With Sympathy up to LORAH and try to do something incorporating all of that with some brand new ideas. Unfortunately, all they want to do now is try to recreate Psalm 69 and Slayer. Fun to listen to but this band used to be very innovative.