Limited double clear vinyl LP pressing. 2013 release, the 13th album from the Industrial veterans. No one wrestles victory out of the clenched jaws of defeat quite like Ministry leader Al Jourgensen. Heading into the studio to produce from Beer to Eternity, he and all the members of his team were beside themselves grieving the sudden and unexpected death of their longtime guitarist Mike Scaccia on December 22nd, 2012. But the tracks Scaccia recorded before leaving Jourgensen's 13th Planet Studio in El Paso, Texas were so good, so musically multifaceted and incisive, that from Beer to Eternity is destined to be the culminating audio release in the band's 30-plus year archive of Industrial Metal output. From the schizophrenic opening cut, the sarcasm-dripping, sound effect-laden "Hail to his Majesty" to the Thrash Punk riffs and booming bass reverberations of "Punch in the Face", from Beer to Eternity pulls no punches, sounding at once familiar, yet completely fresh and inspired. Imagine the best bits in Ministry's career - all distilled into one release. It's like a filet mignon with all the fat trimmed away.
1 Hail to His Majesty (Peasants) - Side A
2 Punch in the Face - Side A
3 Permawar - Side A
4 Perfect Storm - Side B
5 Fairly Unbalanced - Side B
6 The Horror - Side B
7 Side FX Include Mikey S Middle Finger [TV 4] - Side C