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KP says: Marilyn Manson : "Heaven Upside Down"   Rating: Rating: 3/6   
Updated: 2017-10-13 23:18:55    Type:  cd/vinyl review     English  View Comment Details   
I am still waiting for any physical representations of "Heaven Upside Down" on CD or LP. I have spent enough time with the digital files already to make up my mind though. The new album from Mr. Manson is probably the weakest of his latest 5 albums. They can be rated something like this:
  • The High End of Low [2009]
  • Born Villain [2012]
  • Eat Me, Drink Me [2007]
  • The Pale Emperor [2015]
  • Heaven Upside Down [2017]
"So you say "GOD" and I say "SAY10"
You say "GOD" and I say "SAY10"

It's like he has run out of melodies, new chants (apart from the usual "God is a cunt and Satan is hanging out with me, snorting cocaine and banging hoes.") It's not like I wouldn't like to join the party... it just doesn't really work very well on this album. The new drum beats or rhythms aren't on top either.

"So what's a nice place like this
Doing 'round people like us?"

It's not bad though. There's some nice stun guitar on it. Also obviously, some of the semi-reused, half-baked Manson chants are somewhat effective, and who doesn't like hoes and cocaine and pissing in God's face?!

"Would you kill, kill, kill for me?
I love you enough to ask you again
Would you kill, kill, kill for me?

I like that one, "KILL4ME". Finally something that works. A true Manson song. Anyway, this album is not a highlight in Manson history, but I guess that is okay. He has been consistent on albums for many years now. The next one will be better, I hope. See you next time or at the next Danish gig - on The Northpole.

[2017, Caroline]


Marilyn Manson : ´Heaven Upside Down´ (cd/vinyl review)
Marilyn Manson : ´Heaven Upside Down´ (cd/vinyl review)
Cd/vinyl reviews:
Marilyn Manson - The High End Of Low   ♦  Marilyn Manson - Born Villain  ♦  Marilyn Manson - The Pale Emperor  ♦  Marilyn Manson - We Are Chaos  ♦  Marilyn Manson - Eat Me, Drink Me
Concert reviews:
Marilyn Manson - Valby-hallen - Denmark - 2007-12-14 - Live  ♦  Here's a few afterthoughts from Copenhell 2012  ♦  Rob Zombie (Twins Of Evil) - Valby-hallen, Live - 2012-12-06  ♦  Marilyn Manson (Twins Of Evil) - Valby-hallen, Live - 2012-12-06  ♦  Marilyn Manson - Vega, Copenhagen - Live - 2015-06-08  ♦  Marilyn Manson @ Kulturværftet - Helsingør, Live, 2017-11-15
Movie reviews:
Alice Through the Looking Glass (3D) [2016]
Music comments:
30 albums I would take with me to a galaxy far far way  ♦  25 albums I would take with me to a galaxy far far way  ♦  Top 5 : music albums of 2015  ♦  Top 10 : live music gigs of 2015  ♦  Top 1000 - Albums - Year 2020
Music photos:
Copenhell 2012 - Saturday 2012-06-16 - 2/2  ♦  Marilyn Manson - Live @ Valby-hallen, Copenhagen - Photos  ♦  Marilyn Manson (Twins of Evil) - Live @ Valby-hallen, 2012, Photos  ♦  Marilyn Manson - Live @ Vega, 2015, Photos