So many Ministry fans decided to stop listening to them when they heard this CD...including all of my friends. One buddy of mine was so disgusted with their lack of enthusiasm on stage (Filth Pig tour), that he refuses to buy any of their products. Well guess what? "Rape & Honey," "The Mind" and "Psalm 69" came out over 10 years ago--that sound is dead, and modern-day groups who mimic that sound are, as Buck Satan himself would put it, "just crumbs." I'd put bands who try to sound like old Ministry in the same category as Lit, Good Charlotte and Filter--bands who think that a neoclassical style (i.e., ripping off some underground late-80's or early-90's band) will bring them fame. Ministry are evolving, and Alain and Paul are in their 40's now. In retrospect, I think SPOON blows "Filth Pig" and "Animositisomina" away, because for the first time, Ministry present us with a dark, writhing, painful, eerie, original sound that is unmistakeably new....without drowning the evil in speedy drums, samples from cult classic movies and 8 guitar tracks. For the first time since "The Mind," you can actually hear Paul Barker's bass guitar, and his vocals. You can definitelt feel his influence on this recording, especially in the careful, well chosen lyrics. This is the most EVIL collection of music they have put out to date. I can only give it four stars, because of shallow songs like Bad Blood and 10/10--truly filler. If you are stuck in the over-sampled drum machine-laidened world of the early 90's, go out and pick up some of Grandpa Al's other experiments, like Pailhead, 1000 Homo DJ's, PTP, Acid Horse and RevCo, or even Lead Into Gold, and you will see that even during that era, Jourgensen and Barker were ALWAYS testing the limits of alternative music. Don't label Ministry! And don't bash "Spoon." Here you get a real taste of Paul Barker's genius--slow, creeping death accompanied by eerie, breathless vocals..."HERE IS THE END; HERE IS NOTHING!"