Praise the lard
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Ex-Dead Kennedys singer/songwriter Jello Biafra teamed up with members of Ministry to close out the '80s with one of the decade's most unusual albums. Leftist dance/acid/psycho weirdness with only one really good song, though they're all interesting. The title track is an alternately spooky and jackhammering tour through America's consumer unconsciousness, screaming its potent refrain: "Who will babysit the babysitters?" Neither punk nor industrial/techno alone has produced anything quite this individual and strange. "Hellfudge" is a sludgy, grinding mockery of TV preachers--a bit of a musical shrug, but also a lot better than the era's other musings on this topic (see token contributions by Suicidal Tendencies, Ozzy Osbourne, etc. etc.). "Time to Melt" is a looooooong song that's perhaps too deliberately weird for its own good. Good for hardcore Biafra fans, however, to see him move from overt politicking to psychological pastiche. Overall, worth the few bucks for the ripping (and still long enough to be worth it) title cut.--J. Ruch"
Eps only get 4 stars
jason pike | salem mass | 07/08/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"well if you never thought it was possible to have 2 more greats on one cd here you have it introducing lard!! with our favorite punk activist (jello biafra)and our favorite groove industrial power house(ministry)well this album i like the best i thought thelast couple did to much dabbleing in metal then this one. i think time to melt is an awesome song to wake the neighbors up at 4 in the am with you speakers lying out side your windows.wait dont take my advice just buy the cd and you decide what you want to do with it!"