Revolting Cocks

Cocked and Loaded (13th Planet)

Revolting Cocks
Equal parts thrash-metal aggression, jarring electronics, and punk-rock histrionics, the Revolting Cocks are the brainchild of Ministry frontman Al Jourgensen. After 13 years of inactivity, Jourgensen drags listeners back into RevCo's world, and it sounds like a wobbly, punch-drunk version of Ministry's no-nonsense shock-trooper style. Cocked takes off out of the gate with "Fire Engine," a thrashed-out revel featuring sampled cacophony, then follows the disco-porno-sleaze muse with the oddly funky "Ten Million Ways to Die" and gets trashier than Anna Nicole on "Pole Grinder."

Older RevCo listeners are likely to bemoan the fact that veteran Cocks Chris Connelly, Paul Barker, and Bill Rieflin (Minus 5) have long since pulled out (replacements include ex-Skatenigs vocalist Phil Owen and Cheap Trick's Rick Nielsen), but the album proves that even after two and a half decades of aural decadence, Jourgensen's still a master of noisy, dance-inspired sonic filth.

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