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Land of Rape & Honey [Import]

MinistryAudio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (September 27, 1999)
  • Original Release Date: January 1, 1988
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Sire Records
  • ASIN: B000008II6
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #55,137 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Stigmata
2. Missing
3. Deity
4. Golden Dawn
5. Destruction
6. Land Of Rape & Honey
7. You Know What You Are
8. Flashback
9. Abortive
10. Hizbollah
11. I Prefer

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36 of 38 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "My Favorite Weapon... Is The Look In Your Eyes!" January 19, 2001
Format:Audio Cassette
Question: What album made metalheads, punk rockers and dance-fiends recoil in horror upon its debut? Answer: Ministry's "The Land Of Rape And Honey." I hate to sound redundant... but the previous reviewers summed it best: "The Land Of Rape And Honey" is as essential as it gets--not just for Ministry and industrial fans, but for fans of music in general. I (finally) got my grubby mitts on the Australian version of the CD since I couldn't find the out-of-print-for-ages domestic release, so if there's a difference between the two, I apologize beforehand (Adam Naworal, one of the previous reveiwers, said "Hizbollah" and "I Prefer" aren't on the domestic release, for example). The first time I saw "Stigmata" on video I was shocked: the song, like the video, wasn't quite like anything I've heard before... or since. Its obnoxious, wailing guitars and ultra-obnoxious "vocals" (read: skull-shattering screams) topped over an absolutely relentless machine-like rhythm that could easily have been named "Audio Napalm" left my jaw on the floor. To this day, it remains my favorite Ministry song. Thankfully, Al and the boys had more than a few other great songs to serve up on this groundbreaking classic. Both "The Missing" and "Deity" rage with thrash-metal fury to them and make bands like Spineshank and Filter look even more pale in comparison. "Hizbollah" has a slight Arabic-tinge to it and might be my second favorite song here just for that reason, while "You Know What You Are" is one of the craziest songs I've ever heard: an angry dance song with the HARSHEST vocals I ever heard, putting that guy from Cradle Of Filth (I think his name's Dani) to absolute shame... genius. Read more ›
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars FLASHBACK!!! FLASHBACK!!! FLASHBACK!!! FLASHBACK!!! March 8, 2003
Format:Audio CD
This was my second Ministry album, my first being Psalm 69 way back in '92. I can't believe this album is out of print, seeing how so many people consider it to be Ministry's masterpiece. Even if it's not my favorite Ministry album, I can't deny its status as such. This is a brilliant album. While there are only about three songs that feature heavy guitar riffs, the entire album manages to sound aggressive. Even the slower songs like "Golden Dawn" and "Hizbollah" have an undercurrent of doom running through them. Then, of course, there's "You Know What You Are" and "Flashback," which are two of the most violent sounding songs ever recorded, with nary a guitar to be heard (except for a brief solo in "Flashback.") And then there's "I Prefer," which manages to be almost speed metal without the metal.
Every Ministry album has been different from all those that preceeded it, (until "Animositisomina" which is, I feel, the first Ministry album not to break much new ground. Though it's still a good album) and this is one of the most important albums in Ministry's evolution. This is the direct link from "Twitch" to the industrial metal they became known for. It's as strong an album as they've ever released, and there really hasn't been anything like it before or since. Essential listening.
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You must have this!! February 22, 2003
Format:Audio CD
I remember a friend of mine getting this CD when it came out. I was just starting to get into the industrial music scene, having just purchased some Front 242. When she started it up and Stigmata came on, I knew I had to get it for myself. From the opening scream of Stigmata, this starts hard and fast and never lets up. If you have A Mind... and Psalm 69, you can tell that Al and friends increased the guitar usage on each album. Well there are fewer guitars on this album, but that doesn't make it any less sinister or dark. I won't go into each track-the previous reviews have done an excellent job already. I would say that anyone who likes industrial music MUST have this essential recording of the genre.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Unadulterated rage September 23, 2006
Format:Audio CD
30 seconds of a curious ticking noise, followed by a shriek so extremely distorted and chaotic as to destroy speakers at high volume. Such is the beginning of Ministry's "Land of Rape and Honey". It's funny imagining what fans of the synth pop and subdued electro records "With Sympathy" and "Twitch" faces looked like when they pushed play for the first time. Whatever the reason, this album marks the abrupt transition into the Ministry we know and love today.

"The Land of Rape and Honey" is violent, about as violent as any album can be. One gets the impression that the walls of endlessly looping distorted drum machines and screams contained herein were really more meant to beat the listener senseless than hypnotize into some sort of trance like the heroin induced ramblings of later albums.

This album makes it on attitude alone. There is little to no melody or musicality in any of these tracks. Some of the rhythms can even be classified as inane, such as the simple alternate snare and bass throughout the whole of "The Missing". Guitar work is redundant and simple.

Al's vocals follow little structure, one scream after another, occasionally avoiding even rhythm ("Stigmata"), but they get the point across- anger. A hell of a lot of it.

"Stigmata" (10/10) An industrial classic if there ever was one. Grinding synth sounds combined with a 2 chord main riff, then alternated with totally insane verses ("Choke on glass"). The chant "You have empty eyes" is both the finale and the highlight.

"The Missing" (9/10) A metal oriented tune with great riffs and some fantastic harmonizing leads in the chorus. Very epic and very fast. Short and sweet. The drum parts are lacking in groove and complexity.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Forget Pretty Hate Machine...this was the real Mccoy of industrial...
Diety, Hezbollah, Stigmata, Flashback- One of Ministry's best album released just before their popularity blew up because of MTV and the rise in popularity of the alternative... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Cool
Had cd when it came out, lost it through the years, great bands fading away, and Ministry on this cd leaves their legacy.
Published 4 months ago by Mr Reader
5.0 out of 5 stars It's an industrial classic
Industrial music kinda got pigeon holed after awhile. A lot of it seems to use a lot of the same cliches these days. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Matt
4.0 out of 5 stars Some serious Brutality.
This album will definitely punch you in the face with a couple of brutal tracks. Is it Ministry's best? No, but it is worth listening to & adding to your collection? Yes.
Published 16 months ago by Douglas Mill
4.0 out of 5 stars Purchased to replace an old cassette
I purchased this cd to replace an old cassette I had. I originally copied the cassette to my pc, but the track listing and quality were way off. I still love this album. Read more
Published 18 months ago by Josh
4.0 out of 5 stars almost perfect
Album is pretty good minus Al's vocals that kinda ruin it.. Music is amazing and groundbreaking Als voice feeds the ego and ego is bad bad bad....
Published 19 months ago by A. khan
5.0 out of 5 stars The nostalgia !
Oh, Ministry was a favorite when I was a teenager, and although I'm glad I'm not a teenager, this album fills me full of nostalgia. Plus, it rocks !
Published 20 months ago by kuku
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic. Brutal.
One of the finest industrial rock albums of all time. It has influenced so many other artists. Definitely worth the purchase.
Published 21 months ago by Raoul Duke
5.0 out of 5 stars Chewing on Glass
This is one of the quintessential industrial albums. When I hear the term "industrial" applied to music, this is what I think industrial music would sound like. Read more
Published 21 months ago by Eugene Axe
5.0 out of 5 stars got here fast got here fast got here fast got here fgot here fgogot...
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