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Don’t “Deep Six” the New Marilyn Manson Song


Marilyn Manson - The Pale EmperorMarilyn Manson is a buffoon, but that’s not his problem these days (in case you haven’t noticed, there is no shortage of successful buffoons in this world). His problem is that he hasn’t made a decent album since parting ways with bassist/guitarist/producer Tim Skold following 2007’s Eat Me, Drink Me, an album which was largely ill-received because people are dumb. Manson’s two subsequent releases, The High End of Low and Born Villain, were so soporific and forgettable that frat douches started slipping them into girls’ drinks as a date rape drug.

Will Manson’s new album, The Pale Emperor, break the streak, or complete a hat trick of terribleness? Evidence thus far suggests it may fall somewhere in-between: the first two songs from the album to be released were boring, but slightly-less-boring than anything from Low or Villain. Now the latest single, “Deep Six,” has been released, and… hey, it’s kinda good! Not like vintage ’90s Manson good, but it’s got pep. The simple, industrial riff is definitely a throwback to Manson in his prime, even if other aspects of the track still sound like The White Stripes on NyQuil. As a marriage of the garage rock sound Manson’s been striving for as of late and the arena rock that he actually has a talent for, it basically works. If the rest of The Pale Emperor has a handful of more songs like this, it might only be half-a-waste of time instead of a total waste of time!

Check out “Deep Six” below. The Pale Emperor comes out January 27.

[via Metal Underground]


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