Holy industrial music, Batman! Ministry released Houses of the Molé today, and MAN! is it good! It's reminiscent of Psalm 69 - heavy, fast, and much more riff oriented than their recent work. This is easily their best since Psalm 69 - it's really that good. I was concerned that with the departure of Paul Barker that Al wouldn't be able to pull it off by himself. But this is good. Real good. As far as I can tell, Al did most of the CD himself, with the usual cast of extras adding their little bits. The bass isn't as prominent as it's been on the last three CDs, but what do you expect when a guitar player is now running the show? And fair warning for you Republicans: this is Ministry's most politically overt CD ever. If you love Bush, stay away from this one. But if you love asskicking, go get this disc. Now.