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Album Review: Ministry- AmeriKKKant

With the passing of guitarist Mike Scaccia in 2012 we were told by Ministry’s founding father Al Jourgensen that 2013’s “From Beer To Eternity” would be the bands final album. Fast forward to 2018 fueled by his anger with the current state of the nation led by an ex-realestate mogul/reality television personality with moral and work ethics much of a dictator from the nazi party then a president of the United States Uncle Al is pissed and Ministry is back with their fourteenth studio album “AmeriKKKant”.

“AmeriKKKant” starts off with “I Know Words” a long drawn out three minute intro of a hello playing mixed with record scratching from DJ Swamp and mashed up soundbites of the president’s speeches. The album continues it’s slow burn with “Twilight Zone” a song based on waking up on the horrible day of November 9th, 2016 when Trump was elected as president. The album doesn’t really pick up momentum until the fifth track “We’re Tired of It” but is quickly lost with “Wargasm”. Followed up by “Antifa” we’re given a more thrash infused sound with the guitars but after that the album goes back to the slow burning for the last two tracks “Game Over” and “AmeriKKKa”.

Overall cluttered with political soundbites and slow paced tempos mainly with every track “AmeriKKKant” falls short standing next the bands previous released albums.

“AmeriKKKant” set to release March 9th on Nuclear Blast Records. You can order the album and other music bundles at:https://media.nuclearblast.de/shoplanding/2018/Ministry/amerikkkant.html

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Overall cluttered with political soundbites and slow paced tempos mainly with every track "AmeriKKKant" falls short and lacks any real interest. 

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