Nearly four years later, Al Jourgensen, Paul Barker, and company are back, with an album that's much more than a creative recharge: Jourgensen and Barker didn't just get new batteries; they replaced them with white-hot uranium slugs. Animositisomina recalls the urgency, relentless drive, and unmitigated vitriol for which Ministry was initially known. The title track keeps your attention clamped in a vice grip, the noise volleys of "Impossible" are warhead-volatile, and in a perfect world, radios would be blaring Ministry's long-sought cover of Magazine's "The Light Pours out of Me" instead of the latest "Landslide" hack job. Ministry is back: The band has dispensed with the pleasantries, brought out the howitzer, and painted targets on everyone.
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