It is unusual for a band to change genre substantially and Ministry is one of those bands. They not only went from synthpop to industrial metal but they also changed their imagery to a more darker, visceral look.
With Sympathy Artwork Credits:
Alberto Rizzo - photographer, David Gahr - inner sleeve photographer, Brian Shanley - cover/concepts, Jim Nash - cover/concepts.
Jourgensen says in the 1980s that when he discovered hardcore music, his musical direction changed. Additionally, video of local concerts Ministry performed in Chicago 1–2 years previous to their signing with Arista show the band dressed in "new wave" styles and playing new wave and synthpop music.
Jourgensen assumes a false English accent for all of the songs, for which he also later expressed great disliking.