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Sphinctour
Ministry
Sphinctour
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Metal
 
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This live collection highlighting Ministry's finest efforts kicks off like the soundtrack to an epic horror film and only gets better. Ministry main madman Al Jourgensen's death-metal-influenced vocals, industrial sonics, ...  more »

      
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All Artists: Ministry
Title: Sphinctour
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Sanctuary Records
Release Date: 3/19/2002
Album Type: Live, Explicit Lyrics
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Metal
Styles: Goth & Industrial, Dance Pop, Alternative Metal
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 060768454026, 0060768454026, 5050361400525, 5050361404929

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This live collection highlighting Ministry's finest efforts kicks off like the soundtrack to an epic horror film and only gets better. Ministry main madman Al Jourgensen's death-metal-influenced vocals, industrial sonics, and visual aesthetic helped pave the way for Nine Inch Nails and Marilyn Manson; for a few years, subsequent to 1992's Psalm 69, their star shone brightly. But band inactivity and a plethora of side projects, including Lard and 1000 Homo DJs (featuring NIN's Trent Reznor) knocked Ministry off track. Still, this solid, well-recorded set showcases their forceful, mesmerizing power. Especially potent are "Just One Fix," the controlled bedlam of "NWO," and the punk-metal guitar fury of "Hero," all of which indicate Ministry is still worthy of worship. --Katherine Turman

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Ministry - 'Sphinctour' (Sanctuary)
Mike Reed | USA | 11/14/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Simply one of the best live CD's I've ever heard.'Sphinctour' was recorded on the band's 1996 world tour in support of their 'Filth Pig' effort.Superb sound mix,it just doesn't get any better than this.Each of the CD's eleven gut-crutching tracks were recorded from a different city,like Toronto,Hamburg,etc.However,'Sphinctour' SOUNDS as if it were one continuous show.I LOVE that in a live album.Shows class,I think.Tunes I found that were more than worth repeated plays include the in-your-face "Psalm 69","Reload","Just One Fix"(know several fans that say this is their favorite Ministry cut),the slammin' classic "N.W.O.","Hero","Thieves" and "Lava".Top rate industrial metal as you like it.Line-up:Al Jourgensen-vocals,Paul Barker-bass,Louis Svitek&Zlatko Hukic-guitars,Duane Buford-keyboards and Reynolds Washan-drums.Highly recommended."
Awesome live album
Matt | Columbus, OH | 10/11/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"For reasons unknown, years after the actual Sphinctour came to an end in '96, Ministry released this amazing live album, consisting mainly of songs off "Psalm 69" and "Filth Pig", and it couldn't get any better. The only way this album could possibly get any better is if it were either 2-cds, or if the boys would have at least included "So What" or "Stigmata" (featured on the DVD). That or if they would have waited and maybe some song from "Dark Side Of The Spoon" would have been on here. All that aside, this is all the amazing intensity that is Ministry live. Even people who don't like "Filth Pig" won't be able to enjoy the live versions of such great tunes like "Crumbs" and the title track, but for some reason the guys felt the need to make "Lava" 8 minutes long and it gets a little annoying in the middle. Oh well... From the opening track the classic "Psalm 69" all the way down to the slow, somber, rather depressing rendition of "The Fall", this is one live release that is guaranteed to take your breath away, I promise. Nothing tops the version of "Thieves" on here. I can't imagine the f*cking pit, man. If you're new to Ministry and love live albums this is definitely one cd I would highly recommend to you, and for all the hardcore Ministry fans, we'll all love this to death as well."
Wow
Sandra | Melbourne, Fl United States | 02/24/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Easily the best live cd I have ever heard! It's eardrum-pounding brutality at it's best--and a fantastic "getting-ready-for-work-on-Monday-morning-and-being-really-pissed-about-it" compilation."