- Written by Chris Akin
THE PALE EMPEROR
Let’s just call it the way it is. It’s been a very, very long time since Marilyn Manson recorded a really good, memorable release that any of us still listen to on a regular basis. To many, the would probably says that it’s been since MECHANICAL ANIMALS back in 1998. For me personally, I’ll be a bit more generous and say point to 2003’s THE GOLDEN AGE OF GROTESQUE as one I still listen to (with “Mobscene” and “This Is The New Shit” that stood out). That said though, that was 12 years ago. Being totally honest, his work last season on Sons Of Anarchy was the most interesting thing he’s done in a decade. He’s back with THE PALE EMPEROR. While I don’t think many had a whole lot of hope or anticipation for this release, it is a solid listen. It’s definitely the best work he’s done in a decade.