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4.0 out of 5 stars
Underrated album, 22 Jun. 2012
This album only received average reviews in the main musical press such as Q, NME ,Kerrang. Which for these magazines is not a bad thing but to me those marks of 3/5 are not enough . This album is a return to form and although not quite at the level of Antichrist Superstar and Mechanical Animals it is a very fine album . The stand out tracks are No Reflection, The Gardener, Born Villain, Breaking The Same Old Ground and the best track for me on the album is Slo-Mo-Tion. The album concludes with a very fine cover version of You're So Vain. I am not usually a fan of cover versions but Mr Manson has covered this really well and I think even Carly Simon would approve.
The album has a very good mid section in the Songs The Flowers of Evil and Children of Cain. There are no album fillers to me. If you have never bought a MM album because of who he is then to me you are missing out. This would be a good album for you to start in his collection especially if you like Heavy Rock / Metal Music. Throughout the songs swing from very melodic one moment then to raging Metal sound the next , which I for one love. Buy this album and you will not be disappointed .