It is fairly problematic to rate Ministry albums of late. To be more precise, every album since the release of 2003’s Animositisomina. The underrated long player that was the last involving Al Jourgensen’s bassist and partner in crime, Paul Barker, before he reached his tolerance with Uncle Al and left. Barker joined Jourgensen in the mid 80’s and was integral in co-creating the band’s best and most defining work including The Mind is a Terrible Thing to Taste and the vastly influential, Psalm 69 from 1992. Guitarists Mike Scaccia and Tommy Victor remain the only consistent members alongside Al since the split with the void filled by a handful of session and tour musicians that varies from almost album to album. Four new recordings – not including the cover albums – have been released without Barker and in his contributing absence, the first three ranged from average (The Last Sucker) to good (Houses of the Mole), but essentially inconsistent and certainly don’t reach the heights of the legacy that Jourgensen and Barker shaped and are now forever judged against by long-time fans. Unfortunately, but perhaps not surprisingly, Relapse is no different.
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