I am one of those people who likes Ministry’s first album as much as every album since. But, I didn’t expect Al Jourgensen and crew to go there, especially when there was so much material to cover, right up to 2021’s Moral Hygiene. Their show with The Melvins and Corrosion of Conformity was rescheduled several times during the pandemic, so the place was full of people ready to rock out for such a legendary lineup.
My first time seeing Ministry after having been a fan all these years was damn fun. Mission Ballroom filled up early for COC and The Melvins too – also bands I had never seen before, so it was a triple bucket list night.
As you can see below, it was hard rock from start to finish, including Ministry performing behind a chain link fence for most of the night. My personal faves were “Stigmata” and “So What” – songs I used to dance to in the clubs during college.
But while all these bands have serious depth of history, don’t let that make you think it affected the show. If anything, you could see their understanding in how to get a crowd going while still achieving incredible musicianship stemming from that sort of experience.
So glad I was there for this show when it finally made it here to Denver.
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Corrosion of Conformity – Denver Concert Photos
The Melvins – Denver Concert Photos
Ministry – Denver Concert Photos
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