.... I'll agree, that this album, despite its major impact on society in general, is very undervalued as a piece of music. If you sit down and listen to this record with headphones, try to pick out every single sound, and just admire the sheer precision and complexity of this record. Industrial metal is a genre that relies greatly upon the use of strange distortions, bizarre effects and one sound scapes, that created a cacophonic noise world, upon where a guitar track is then laced. This is the beauty of it: industrial metal is like a landscape painting where everything is done to the minutest detail. You can simply study it for hours, picking out every little masterstroke. And this album is no exception. But, if you want a nice industrial album where the words don't mean that much, try the Ministry department. Marilyn Manson is by far the most vocally centred band in the world, focussing greatly on just what old mr.Manson says, and how he unfolds the concept of the Antichrist Superstar. Marilyn Manson is and are definately undervalued, as musicians, and as a visionary poet and philosopher. Instead, they're billed "shock rockers" and respectable media critics miss out on the rather enlightening, entertaining and sharp philosophy behind this record. Pay attention to these lyrics; no one reads a book by the Marquis de Sade to admire the font.