Filth Pig (Limited Blue Marbled 180G Audiophile Vinyl)
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Audio CD, Import, 3 February 2009
|Vinyl, Import, 13 September 2019||
- Product Dimensions : 31.6 x 31.09 x 0.79 cm; 301.92 Grams
- Manufacturer : MUSIC ON VINYL
- Original Release Date : 2019
- Label : MUSIC ON VINYL
- ASIN : B07VFQMWPW
- Number of discs : 1
- Best Sellers Rank: 56,367 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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Limited 180gm audiophile vinyl LP pressing including insert. Filth Pig is the sixth studio album by industrial metal band Ministry. Originally released in 1996, the title was allegedly derived from a statement made in the British Houses of Parliament, where bandleader Jourgensen was described as a filthy pig by MP Teddy Taylor. For Filth Pig, Ministry stripped all synthesizers and most samples from their style and made the music almost entirely with ultra-noisy guitars, heavy bass, and real drums. The songs were played mostly at slower tempos than the very fast ones that were used for the compositions on their previous three LPs, giving it an almost doom metal feel. Filth Pig was supported with the singles 'Reload', 'The Fall', 'Lay Lady Lay' (a cover of Bob Dylan s old country-tinged hit) and 'Brick Windows'.
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Then you've got the reviews who say "music critics suck". No, you just don't agree with what you've read about this album. That's not the same thing. That's like saying "movies suck" when you see a bad one. If they'd all said what a great album this was you wouldn't be saying that. Truth be told you wouldn't be saying anything about them at all because saying music critics rock is like saying the police in your town do a good job. Nobody ever says that, even when it's true.
As to the album itself, it's a breath of fresh air in the context of the Ministry catalogue. For once we don't have to listen to Al Jourgensen's voice being mangled by the over-use of effects. Anyone who's heard the 1000 Homo DJs version of Black Sabbath's Supernaut on the Nativity In Black tribue album knows Al's voice is great for slow, doomy, heavy metal. And that's the angle Ministry have taken with this record. The overall vibe is slow and downright nasty. The level of hate and anger is palpable and the heaviness unrivaled.
I couldn't possible suggest whether this is Ministry's best work or not. I don't particularly like the records where you can't really understand what Jourgensen is saying through the white noise effects, which is the staple diet for Ministry fans, so to try to suggest what's best and what's not within their catalogue would be unfair.
But I would say this is the best album for non-Ministry fans. If you don't like them, but like slow, ultra-heavy, angry metal, give this a shot. You might just be surprised.