Ministry: The Lost Gospels According to Al Jourgensen review

The Lost Gospels coverMinistry founder and frontman Al Jourgensen has been deemed the godfather of industrial metal for years. With a catalogue of classics that span decades, Jourgensen’s career and music has influenced virtually everyone in the metal industry today.

His long-awaited autobiography, Ministry: The Lost Gospels According to Al Jourgensen, releases today and sees Jourgensen penning literally everything from his life and doesn’t hold back one bit.

Jourgensen digs down into the deepest, darkest crevices of his memory and presents us with a very blunt, honest and revealing trip through his life and career.

He is the first to admit he hates touring and that he’s a very private person. To see him put his life and history into the public for everyone to see is truly admirable and a bold move.

Jourgensen doesn’t care what you think or how you see him and The Lost Gospels, a very fitting title, provides a canvas for Jourgensen to paint the most vivid portrait of his life.

From his stomach exploding to his body excreting blood to his journey through sobriety and addiction to the present day with the last chapter of Ministry, The Lost Gospels is the epitomic picture of the life of a rocker and artist and Jourgensen at his best.

Any Ministry or metal fan will be captivated for hours and hours by The Lost Gospels and anyone who isn’t familiar with Ministry or Jourgensen will find everything they need to know in this book.

Rating: 9.5/10

-Reggie Edwards