3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Sex, drugs and rock n roll!!!,
This review is from: Mechanical Animals (Audio CD)
Marilyn manson said that the albums Antichrist superstar, Mechanical animals and Holywood were a story back to front meaning Holywood is the first. Holywood basically being a typical rock album with great tracks and meaning the title Manson wanting to make it Hollywood. The second album Mechanical animals is Manson being the rockstar and being the celebrity and living the sex, drugs rock n roll lifestyle especially the drugs example songs such as the 'the dope show','i dont like the drugs(but the drugs like me) and Coma white. This whole album is Manson singing about the fame and being a celebrity(New model no 15). This album is very different from Antichrist superstar musically and lyrically that being basically and full on heavy metal album and straight to the point lyrics. Here we find the band writing melodies and even bringing the acoustic guitars and doing ballads 'the speed of pain' and it all works great. The guitar is defiantly and improvment using it at the write times 'the dope show' is a great example of this delaying the guitar until the chorus then on the last chorus bringing lead guitar fills over the top it works brilliantly. A very melodic album and manson seems to deliver his words better giving better vocal hooks and his singing suiting the music better. People rarely talk about this album most people dont mention it at all as you can tell by the amount of reviews written on it, people seem to think Antichrist superstar is his best but i personally think this is his best work. Its comes to the bands time were they need a musical change in direction, a point which all bands come to and dont always pull it off and this is Mansons and its there finest hour!!!