Monday, April 06, 2009

833. Marilyn Manson - Antichrist Superstar (1996)
















Track Listing

1. Irresponsible Hate Anthem
2. The Beautiful People
3. Dried Up, Tied And Dead To The World
4. Tourniquet
5. Little Horn
6. Cryptorchid
7. Deformography
8. Wormboy
9. Mister Superstar
10. Angel With The Scabbed Wings
11. Kinderfeld
12. Antichrist Superstar
13. 1996
14. Minute Of Decay
15. The Reflecting God
16. Man That You Fear
17. Non-Musical Silence (Marilyn Manson/Antichrist Superstar)
18. Non-Musical Silence (Marilyn Manson/Antichrist Superstar)
19. Non-Musical Silence (Marilyn Manson/Antichrist Superstar)
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99. Ghost Track (Marilyn Manson/Antichrist Superstar)


Review

Yes, there is no mistake, that is the actual track listing. And the ghost track after all that is not really worth it. So we come to what is doubtlessly an era-defining album. To me this marks the death of Metal as previously known, the success of Marilyn Manson created a whole different musical industry, where metal is mixed with Industrial and Grunge and lives somewhere in the middle.

The old long-haired guitar heroes are dead, Marilyn brings theatre, high production values and a grimness which was absent from the increasingly obsolete and repetitive metal. This is not to say that I really like this album, which I don't, but to recognise how smart the album actually is. Marilyn gets elements from diverse musical styles both in terms of the music itself but also the image. From glam to JRock to krautrock his influences are very diverse and combined in a way that was revolutionary to a western audience.

This album is the product of someone who is perfectly conscious of what will undoubtedly sell. It is a commercial endeavour, in this sense the music is not particularly exciting, half the interest is in the theatricality of it all, the transgressional elements which the rather tame mid-90s were desperate for. Punk was dead, metal was moribund and did not shock anyone anymore, Manson stepped into the vacant place of the Satanic Majesty on earth, after the Stones and the Sex Pistols. That was a really smart move, teenagers lapped it up, as they did in all ages. Musically: Blah.

Track Highlights

1. The Beautiful People
2. Man That You Fear
3. Tourniquet
4. Worm Boy

Final Grade

7/10

Trivia

From Wikipedia:

There have been a lot of rumors regarding the name for Track 99. No name has been confirmed, however there are alternative titles such as "Better Massiah", "Empty Sounds Of Hate", "Untitled", "Track 99", or "Dying Years". None of these are confirmed titles. It is rumored that an alternate version of the track exists.

Beautiful People Live:


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