Ministry / Rio Grande Blood
Album: Rio Grande Blood   Collection:General
Artist:Ministry   Added:May 2006
Label:13th Planet Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2006-08-20 Pull Date: 2006-10-22 Charts: Loud
Week Ending: Oct 22 Oct 15 Oct 1 Sep 24 Sep 17 Sep 10 Sep 3 Aug 27
Airplays: 1 1 1 2 2 3 2 3

Recent Airplay
1. Jun 07, 2009: Emphysema For Emphasis - Look for the lord edition
The Great Satan
4. Jan 24, 2007: Baptism of Solitude (Favorite hardcore, punk and metal releases of 2006)
The Great Satan
2. Feb 02, 2008: On The Warpath
Sensor Peligro
5. Oct 22, 2006: Multiple Personality Disorder
3. Mar 24, 2007: Scatterbrain Radio
The Great Satan
6. Oct 21, 2006: Too Heavy For Titanium
Sensor Peligro

Album Review
Ragnar of Ravensfjord
Reviewed 2006-08-16
Loud as fuck, industrial/metal of with machine-like precision A lot of this works like modern speed metal just stripped down of all the b.s. and totally focused on riffs, beats & pure spite. Such spite that’s aimed at GW Bush & his cronies. Not a tremendous change from anything they’ve done in recent years but still mostly worth listening.
(((((1))))) FCC “asshole” spoken by GW once and sung once. Otherwise a great thrasher right out of the gate.
((((((2)))))) Gallop riff mania! Guitar-wise not too different from Slayer or the Haunted but with mostly distant yet shouted vocals.
(((3))) FCC loaded – skip it. (Though it’s a funny parody of the “Mail Call” Marine.
((((4)))) FCC loaded – skip it. (Sad to say ‘cause this kick ass).
(((5))) Driving, riff with a kinda dodgy breakdown & chorus. 9/11 conspiracies samples/lyrics, (FCCs “shit” sung twice, “fucking” sung once)
(((((6)))))) A great sample from “Stanford Graduate” Condi Rice then great, straight-up, wailin’ rockin’ nitro-fuel burnin’ metal.
((7)) Meh * They fell asleep here. Running the motions with thumping techno beats & melodic silliness.
(((8))) Shitty click-beat, good guitars, pinch harmonics (WTF?), nice chorus. Overall a mixed bag.
((((9)))) Great intro by Jello (Biafra, duh) then a BIG-ASS RIFF and all together chargin’ metallic, simplistic near-perfection ‘ala Motorhead.
((((10)))) Middle-eastern/Central Asian-like vocal wails, really nice & hugely layered guitars. Sorta like Neurosis or Grotus.

Track Listing
1. Rio Grande Blood   6. The Great Satan
2. Sensor Peligro   7. Yellow Cake
3. Gangreen   8. Palestina
4. Fear (Is Big Business)   9. Ass Clown
5. Lieslieslies   10. Khyber Pass