It ends, but at least it ends with a bang.

I am referring, of course, to Ministry. Ministry’s next and final album, “The Last Sucker”, is due out on September 18th. I’ve managed to hear a promo copy of the album, and it’s a monster. I need more time to savour over the lyrics (the last album, “Rio Grande Blood” had some of the most vicious, angry, potical lyrics since Rage Against the Machine) to get the full feel of the album, but I’m really digging it. I grew up with Ministry and I’m sad to hear that, save for one final tour, it’s over now. Still, all good things come to an end, and Ministry has (mostly) been a great thing – so, a tip of the hat and a raise of the glass to Al and company.

On a happier note, there are beginnings for every ending, and if their debut EP is any indication, Day For Night is at the beginning of a truly glorious career. The all-too-short EP is three tracks of pure aural ecstasy – I always find myself hitting repeat over and over every time I listen to it. I cannot recommend it highly enough! (I grabbed my copy from eMusic, by the way.) If you miss the spirit of Siouxsie, and you dig the vibe of Sonic Youth, but don’t want a cheap rehash of either, you’ve got your perfect prescription right here.

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