Rantology

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Rantology
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Remix album by Ministry
Released September 27, 2005 (2005-09-27)
Recorded 1987–2005
Genre Industrial metal
Length76:33
Label Sanctuary
Producer Al Jourgensen
Ministry chronology
Side Trax
(2004)
Rantology
(2005)
Rio Grande Blood
(2006)
Professional ratings
Review scores
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Exclaim! no score [2]
Pitchfork 2.0/10 [3]
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Release Magazine Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svg [5]

Rantology is a compilation album by American industrial metal band Ministry. The album is made up of remixes of the band's singles and best known songs - with the exception of track 2 ("The Great Satan") which was first released here and became a live staple.

Industrial metal is the fusion of heavy metal music and industrial music, typically employing repeating metal guitar riffs, sampling, synthesizer or sequencer lines, and distorted vocals. Prominent industrial metal acts include Ministry, Godflesh, KMFDM and Nine Inch Nails.

Ministry (band) American industrial metal band

Ministry is an American rock band founded in 1981 by Al Jourgensen in Chicago, Illinois. Originally a synth-pop outfit, Ministry's sound changed as they became one of the pioneers of industrial metal in the late 1980s. The band's lineup has frequently changed throughout its history, with the exception of Jourgensen who is the band's main producer, singer, songwriter, and instrumentalist. Notable musicians who have contributed to the band's studio or live activities include Paul Barker, Martin Atkins, Bill Rieflin, Chris Connelly, Nivek Ogre, Mike Scaccia, Rey Washam, Paul Raven, Tommy Victor, Roy Mayorga, John Bechdel, Jason Christopher, Tony Campos, Burton C. Bell and DJ Swamp.

Contents

Track listing

No.TitleLength
1."No W" (Redux)4:14
2."The Great Satan" (Previously unreleased)3:13
3."Wrong" (Update Mix)5:21
4."N.W.O." (Update Mix)5:06
5."Stigmata" (Update Mix)5:09
6."Waiting"5:02
7."Warp City"4:01
8."Jesus Built My Hotrod" (Update Mix)5:52
9."Bad Blood" (Alternate Mix)5:25
10."Animosity"4:36
11."Unsung" (Alternate Mix)3:43
12."Bloodlines"6:34
13."Psalm 69" (Live in Paris)5:03
14."Thieves" (Live in Seattle)5:06
15."The Fall" (Live in London)8:04
<i>Sphinctour</i> 2002 live album by Ministry

Sphinctour is a live CD/DVD/VHS release by the industrial metal band Ministry released in 2002. It contains various tracks recorded on their 1996 world tour in support of the album Filth Pig. The album title is a play on the word sphincter.

Personnel

Guitar fretted string instrument

The guitar is a fretted musical instrument that usually has six strings. It is typically played with both hands by strumming or plucking the strings with either a guitar pick or the finger(s)/fingernails of one hand, while simultaneously fretting with the fingers of the other hand. The sound of the vibrating strings is projected either acoustically, by means of the hollow chamber of the guitar, or through an electrical amplifier and a speaker.

Bass guitar Electric bass instrument

The bass guitar is a plucked string instrument similar in appearance and construction to an electric guitar, except with a longer neck and scale length, and four to six strings or courses.

Lead guitar is a musical part for a guitar in which the guitarist plays melody lines, instrumental fill passages, guitar solos, and occasionally, some riffs within a song structure. The lead is the featured guitar, which usually plays single-note-based lines or double-stops. In rock, heavy metal, blues, jazz, punk, fusion, some pop, and other music styles, lead guitar lines are usually supported by a second guitarist who plays rhythm guitar, which consists of accompaniment chords and riffs.

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