Posted by Beat Magazine
Shock-rocker Marilyn Manson never ceases to spark up the metal music industry, and his new release Heaven Upside Down is just as haunting and outrageous as its predecessors. Opening song ‘Revelation #12’ comprises his striking riffs and hoarse chanting vocals condemning those who play with matches but don’t admit what they really are.
Tattooed in Reverse has an enticing darkness that only becomes murkier with fuzzy guitars and Manson’s mocking vocals, and ‘We Know Where You Fucking Live’has a brooding overtone, with Manson’s vocals a menacing whisper until his aggression suddenly breaks out in growl.
‘Saturnalia’ spirals with repetitive riffs and reverberating percussion, not losing their touch for a moment across the track’s eight minutes. ‘Jesus Cri$i$’ may be the most outrageous song in the album, where Manson challenges his listeners and embraces the notorious image that he’s become so well-known for.
‘Heaven Upside Down’ is textured with engaging riffs and drums, and a searing guitar solo that is enhanced by Manson’s dark vocals. Closing song ‘Threats Of Romance’ makes a blazing statement and proves that Manson is still the defiant, flamboyant and brilliant artist that he was in the ‘90s.
My rating: 9/10