Review: Ministry — From Beer to Eternity



As anyone who’s followed Ministry’s career (or read Al Jourgensen’s recent autobiography) can tell you, Uncle Al has threatened to scupper his groundbreaking industrial-metal project many times before, only to unexpectedly revive it again. But coming in the wake of longtime guitarist Mike Scaccia’s tragic death last December, this particular “final album” is probably the real farewell. Constructed from tracks Jourgensen and Scaccia recorded together just days before the latter’s demise, From Beer to Eternity’s audio assaults, like “Punch in the Face” and “PermaWar,” combine to make an appropriately head-crushing headstone for Scaccia and Ministry alike. DAN EPSTEIN

Check out “PermaWar” off From Beer To Eternity below.