Antichrist Superstar
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Marilyn Manson started out as a depraved, marginally talented group of freaks that played a caustic but undeveloped brand of metallic industrial noise. Then Trent Reznor stepped into the studio for seven months with the band, and Manson emerged with the most intense, visceral, mechanical metal album since The Downward Spiral. Antichrist Superstar is a horror-house of grisly atrocities that stains as indelibly as a bathful of warm blood. Brooding rhythms collide with corrosive samples and buzzsaw guitar riffs, while vocalist Marilyn croons irresistible melodies in the voice of a vagrant regurgitating broken light-bulb shards. Essential listening, regardless of how much input Reznor had. --Jon Wiederhorn

Customer Reviews:

  • His best CD.....thanks to Trent Reznor
    This was Manson's Best album in my opinion. I love the dark, evil themes and lyrics in it that seem to truly express what an inner-hell must be. This is also a cd produced by trent reznor and you can tell....his artistic genious made Manson a superstar...since Manson split, the music shows and now he has no career, showing the world that he was riding on the back of a true musical genious, trent reznor. Still, this is a great CD....more info
  • Excellent Album
    I love Manson but have found that this album is actually my least favorite of his trio hits. (Antichrist Superstar, Mechanical Animals, and Holy Wood) Now many people may say this album is there favorite I can see some big hits but there are a few tracks that lack a bit.

    1. Irresponsible Hate Anthem - 4/10 - I think that this song is a perfect opening to Antichrist Superstar. Depicting all the rage and anger right in the opening song. Manson has a trend to open with a perfect song describing the album and finishing with a song that leaves you depressing and hopeless.

    2. The Beautiful People - 10/10 - This is my favorite Manson song. It was the song that first got me into him and I've never forgotten it. Good beats and rifts and following with the great vocal performance by Manson makes this an excellent track. Pay attention to the lyrics. You may realize something about Manson if you think he's just another Satanist.

    3. Dried Up, Tied and Dead to the World - 7/10 - Good song with some kreepy lyrics. Can be heard in House of Wax. Eh, the chorus is what is lacking in my opinion.

    4. Tourniquet - 10/10 - Awesome song. Has a freaky music video. And Manson really delivers when he shouts hid chorus. Overall this song really delivers and is one of my favorites. Has that perfect creepy sound that I adored as a horror fan.

    5. Little Horn - 4/10 - ... It's the lyrics... Thas all I have to say. I just can't enjoy the song with lyrics like this and I never really enjoyed Manson's sex songs anyways.

    6. Cryptorchid - 7/10 - Interesting lyrics and Manson's vocals deliver in a way they hadn't really before this track. The last half of the song is repetitive but still good and has an eerie sound.

    7. Deformography - 8/10 - Good song. I really liked it but fell asleep listening to it once and had it stuck in my head for a week. So I don't really listen to it anymore. Nevertheless a good track.

    8. Wormboy - 8/10 - Just the overall sound of this track is so different from all the rest of Manson's songs on this album. The sound of it makes me think it belongs on Mechanical Animals. But kind of a relief and perfect sound right before one of my favorite tracks.

    9. Mister Superstar - 9/10 - Awesome track. Love the lyrics, the music in the background, and the way Manson really gets into the chorus in this one. I remember for school I had to watch Jesus Christ Superstar and I would always listen to this right afterwards. A good homage done Manson style.

    10. Angel with the Scabbed Wings - 8/10 - Another great song. Especially good rifts from the guitar. And just the way Manson crams in all those words under one breathe makes me really enjoy this track. I'm always trying to do it with him but I stumble over the words he speaks so gracefully.

    11. Kinderfeld - 8/10 - And so we're back to the industrial style it seems. This song is performed excellently with all kinds of odd sounds during the course of the track. Manson delivers a powerful song without having to yell his head off.

    12. Antichrist Superstar - 9/10 - Awesome song. Love every part of it, but sometimes the length of the track can get annoying when I have to rush listening time between classes.

    13. 1996 - 6/10 - The first song I heard on the album other than Tourniquet and The Beautiful People. Kind of a way down coming off of Antichrist Superstar but has descent lyrics and ok rifts with a mediocre delivery by Manson.

    14. Minute of Decay - 9/10 - Again a song with incredible rifts. Little bit lacking in the lyrics department though.

    15. The Reflecting God - 3/10 - My most hated Manson song. I'm sorry but I just can't stand this song. I hate how Manson opens into it and from there on it doesn't really pick up.

    16. Man That You Fear - 9/10 - I love this song. It's so depressing and sad. It's hard to believe anyone can write these lyrics let alone sing them. Everything about this song makes me want to break down and let go right now. Only problem is the last like 2 mins are nothing but annoying sounds. Which totally ruins the mood set-up by Manson....more info
  • One of the best rock albums...period
    Let me begin by saying that I don't listen to much hard rock, metal, or grunge. In fact, other than Nine Inch Nails, Manson is the only one in the genre I listen to. So, things might seem biased since I am not too familiar with some of the best metal/rock albums out there.

    Still, "Antichrist Superstar" is one of the best albums I've ever heard in my life. I bought it some time in 2002 but really didn't dive into it until a few years ago. Needless to say, I felt a bit behind. But I digress. Every single track on this record is fantastic, catchy, and worth the listen. I usually grow tired of listening to albums from top to bottom- but this is one album I can listen to all the way through without skipping a track.

    Most people in my life are surprised that I listen to Marilyn Manson, basically because I don't fit their own stereotypes on what a Manson listener is. I rarely defend myself to them because they just won't understand it if they didn't already. Manson's simple title is "shock rocker", but any avid listener knows that he is one of the world's best spokesmen, theorists, and musicians. He's had some amazing albums, but there's no denying that "Antichrist Superstar" is his gem and it always will be. So, if you're one of those people like myself who missed this glorious era of his over 10 years ago, do yourself a favor and experience this record. It will change your life. And much to the surprise of some of society's idiots, you'll still be a decent human being who has a heart and doesn't worship Satan....more info
  • Marilyn Manson Anitchrist Superstar
    Manson' best album ever! Lots intense, dark lyrics and chainsaw guitars. Manson's haunting vocals on the "Man That You Fear" will give you chills. It's must have for your music collection....more info
  • Terrific album
    Marilyn Manson puts out good albums, the guitar riffs are catchy, lyrics are awesome and the guy has a great voice for this type of music. The mid-nineties was the last great hurrah for heavy metal/rock and roll thanks to guys like Marilyn Manson and Smashing Pumpkins. ...more info
  • Should I Be Scared?
    I really like some of Marilyn Manson's songs. I think that "Holy Wood" is one of the greatest rock albums. I know that most of you think this is Manson's best album. Well, I bought it and listened to it over and over again. At first I didn't like it, then I started to like it a little bit but eventually I realized that this is electronic rock with no heart and soul. It seems that this album's only message is that religion is bad for you - and that's it. Well, I have to say that Marilyn Manson tells nothing new for us. We'd have known it for a long time if that's true. However, I try to concentrate on the music. I like some of the songs, like "The Beautiful People", "Torniquet", and "1996" but I would say that about half of the songs are too much. The album duration without the silent tracks is about 70 minutes. If he would have had some kind of sense he would have taken of at least 7 songs off and tried to make rest of the songs better. Now, everything is badly produced material. The songs like "Minute of Decay", "Man That You Fear", and "Kinderfeld" are quite meaningless. If you wanna make a concept album, please try to make every song a good one.
    Stars: The Beautiful People, The Reflecting God, Angel With the Scabbed Wings...more info
  • One shot and the world gets smaller
    Marilyn Manson has a lot going against him. EXAMPLE: he's well known. That makes him an easy person not to like, and the way he dresses isn't helping his case any. It really is a shame that the general public paid no mind to his music, because up until The Golden Age Of Grotesque, he made some damn good music. Marilyn Manson isn't the easiest person to defend either because, yes, he is controversial. I'm pretty sure he doesn't mind that either.

    If you are, in fact, trying to decide whether or not Antichrist Superstar is worth the purchase, I say that yes, it is. When it comes down to it, for me, the only other CD that comes close to comparing to this one is Holy Wood, but that's another review. Antichrist Superstar has so much going in its favor that it, no doubt, outweighs what little bad there is. One thing I really like about Marilyn Manson, namely this CD, is that he doesn't shy away from degrading God. I know there's a whole genre of music that rips on Him in every song, but to have a mainstream act be as liberal with hating God is, in its own sordid way, refreshing.

    Vocally, Manson is at his absolute best and probably, his angriest. Lyrically, there's no question as to whether or not he was going through some stuff, both in his personal life and religiously. Musically, this is one of the more focused albums Manson has put out, with a lot more of an industrial touch than his others.

    Antichrist Superstar also contains some of Manson's best songs to date. Everybody has heard The Beautiful People and knows how good that song is. But songs like the eerily gorgeous Cryptorchid and the insanely angry 1996 are nothing short of amazing. We can't forget not only the best song on this CD, but also the best song Manson has ever made, The Reflecting God. That song is so intense throughout the duration that it's hard to not love.

    My favorite songs are Irresponsible Hate Anthem, Cryptorchid, Angel With The Scabbed Wings, Antichrist Superstar, and The Reflecting God. Few CDs are this easy to listen straight through but somehow this band accomplished it. If I were to make a list of my 'Top 10 Favorite CDs' there is no way I wouldn't include this. I've heard it countless times and to this day it still sounds fresh and I still find songs that amaze me. For coming out 10 years ago, Antichrist Superstar no doubt stands the test of time....more info
  • The works of Friedrich Nietzsche set to music,
    Antichrist Superstar is an excellent disc. Divided into three parts, the songs tell the story about child who grows up into a disturbed person that you'll want to fear. A product of his enviroment you might say. In some ways it's an autobiographical tale that's a hommage to the philisophical works of Friedrich Nietzsche. Grant it, if he made an album soley based upon his works, it might be a tad boring. But, when you add some shock value to it, people will want to buy it, After listening to the album, Manson is a very well read person. If you can get past him trying to be the uber shockmaster, you'll realize that he's a very talented and bright person, Antichrist Superstar is followed up by the slightly superior disc The Mechanical Animals. Highly recommended.

    The videos for this album were obviously influenced by Alejandro Jordoroswki. Marilyn Manson also has great taste in movies as well....more info
  • Garbage
    This audio assault on the ears is garbage. What is Manson's point? This is corporate packaging at it's worst.
    He's not stating anything new and uses his image and Satanic shock posing to sell albums. He's no artist, just a ripp off of Alice Cooper and David Bowie....more info
  • The Anti-Christ Superstar
    Marilyn Manson:

    Marilyn Manson: Vocals
    Twiggy Ramirez: Bass
    Zim Zum: Guitar
    Madonna Wayne Gacy: Keyboards
    Ginger Fish: Drums

    "Anti-Christ Superstar" album:
    1. Irresponsible Hate Anthem
    2. The Beautiful People
    3. Dried Up, Tied and Dead to the World
    4. Tourniquet
    5. Little Horn
    6. Cryptorchid
    7. Deformography
    8. Wormboy
    9. Mister Superstar
    10. Angel Withe the Scabbed Wings
    11. Kinderfeld
    12. Antichrist Superstar
    13. "1996"
    14. Minute of Decay
    15. The Reflecting God
    16. Man That You Fear
    17. (Untitled)

    Marilyn Manson's 1996 release titled "Antichrist Superstar" was a breath of fresh air for the metal community and was the album that put Marilyn Manson on the map. "Antichrist superstar" was one of the albums that helped keep metal alive at the end of the grunge movement and the beginning of Nu-Metal but at that time Heavy Metal was beginning to get really cheezy with bands like Korn and Limp Bizkit emerging on the scene. With "Antichrist Superstar" Marilyn Manson brought the evil back into Heavy Metal and at the same time became the the most controversial figure of the 1990's. I believe that "Antichrist Superstar is one of the best albums in the 1990's and the album actually reached up to #3 in the top billboard charts. This album is a must for any Manson fan and should not be passed up. Out of all of Manson's albums this is still (and will always be) his crowning achievement. I would recommend this album to any Heavy Metal fan and those who like dark horror-like music that would make your christian mother worry.

    BUY THIS ALBUM!!...you won't regret it!!...more info
  • The Best Rock Album of the 1990s, By Far!!!!!
    This album is essentially flawless, the cohesion of the album is just incredible, the albums tells a story better than any other album I have come across! The lyrics, vocals, guitar, bass, drums, samples, keyboards are all just perfect. The lyrics are probably the thing that may jump out most at people who really pay attention because they are just beautifully done, Manson is a real lyricist, a poet at heart you might say. As far as the rhythm section it is just awesome, Twiggy Ramirez is one of my favorite bass players, he is just awesome, and Ginger Fish is an awesome drummer, but his contributions only really felt live! Also, the guitar work is very brutal especially on the songs that Twiggy played , which is most of the album! Twiggy wrote most of the songs, played bass on all, and played lead and rhythm guitar on many, so his contributions are extremely felt! Trent Reznor produced this album and wrote a few songs and performed on others, and you can definitely hear a NIN influence on this album! Daisy Berkowitz plays guitar on Irresponsible Hate Anthem, Tourniquet, Wormboy, and parts of Man That You Fear and Mister Superstar! The album is very heavy in many parts, very goth and dark in many parts, and very melodic throughout, if you like dark goth industrial metal melody! This album has a bit for everybody, whether your a straight up heavy metal person, an industrial enthusiast, a goth enthusiast, a hard rock/alternative fan, or just a general rock fan!

    There are very fast, brutal hard rock songs that are just moshing heaven like Irresponsible Hate Anthem, The Beautiful People, Little Horn, Angel With the Scabbed Wings, and 1996. There are songs that are just an incredible mixture of heaviness, darkness, but of slower tempos in parts like The Reflecting God, Dried Up, Tied, and Dead to the World, Deformography, Mister Superstar, and Antichrist Superstar! There is one very experimental song with incredibly unique and inventive guitar parts in Wormboy, which was Daisy Berkowitz's finest contribution to this album before he exited Marilyn Manson. There are some straight up goth songs like Cryptorchid, Minute of Decay, Kinderfeld, and Dried Up, Tied, and Dead to the World(which I already mentioned). Lastly, there are some incredibly melodic songs that show Manson's affinity for dissonant, dark, and heavy but extremely melodic music like Tourniquet and Man That You Fear! This whole album is flawless, play it through for the best effect, and there is absolutely no weak links, the only album that I can listen to all the way through without even the thought of skipping a track. The highest highs of the album would have to be: Irresponsible Hate Anthem, The Beautiful People, Tourniquet, Deformography, Mister Superstar, Angel With the Scabbed Wings, Antichrist Superstar, The Reflecting God, and Man That You Fear! Recommended to anybody who listens to rock music, this album is just that good. THE BEST ALBUM OF THE 1990S, WITHOUT QUESTION!!! P.S.: Look out for Manson's new album coming out in May this year called the High End of Low, he is reunited with Twiggy so I have very high hopes for it!
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  • This Album needs a Trillion Stars!
    Dont listen to the people who say he is a satanist. Dont listen to the christians who say repent now. this album is a true masterpice. go buy a copy now and then buy another! support a great artist for once......more info
  • One of the best CD's I've ever purchased
    In order to appreciate this album you either need to like hardcore music or have an open mind. I myself am really not a fan of screaming and stuff, but this album is different. This album has some of the catchiest riffs and the greatest fight music ever. Awesome to listen to if you are pissed or something. I also find it funny how the people that are writing negative reviews about this CD are the most illiterate, it really shows through their terrible spelling and grammar. You should seriously consider buying this. 4 1/2 stars with around 400 reviews isn't bad. not to mention you need to take into account the morons that are writing reviews before listening to the CD just becuase it's Marilyn Manson....more info
  • The one that made him a true "Super Star"!
    I have been listening to all of Marilyn Manson's albums in the weeks awaiting his newest release "The High End of Low" which was just released May 26th, 2009. I spent much of my teen years listening to Marilyn Manson and consider myself a big fan of his work. But this does not make me biased in any way towards the high and lows (no pun intended) of his career. So this is my review series of all his albums. Hope you get to check them all out.

    Ok so to begin with this review we have to look back at the debut of this album. It was the later part of the mid 90's and grunge was dying out. The music that seemed the most popular at the time was R&B and Pop. It was just before the explosion of boy bands and we all know how music may not have ever fully recovered since then! So for this album to release when it did was a huge risk in it's success. It almost seemed out of place. But that obviously did not stop the album's success! Along with the other 95% of Marilyn Manson fans, this is the first I had ever heard of Marilyn Manson. Yes I listened to his debut album much much later. Most people had never heard of Marilyn Manson before and he comes out with "Beautiful People" and it just blows everyone away!

    After this album came out, Marilyn Manson became a household name! It didn't matter if you were a rocker, goth, metal head, punk, christian, rapper, etc... you were talking about this album. It didn't even matter if you listened to it or not... it is just the fact that everyone heard of it! I am just going out on a limb here but I am going to say that the title had a little something to do with all that. Antichrist Superstar! What a genius idea! I mean even the people who hated Manson were at the very least talking about him! I used to go to youth groups at the churches and they could not stop talking about him. Although many of the things they were saying were negative it still didn't matter and people were talking about it!

    This album and Marilyn Manson's mysterious ways led to alot of talk and speculation. I remember hearing the most vulgar and disturbing of rumors about this guy. Most people were afraid of him... or just afraid to admit that they actually liked him. And the rumors were stupid, really stupid. Maybe it didn't help that I was in Junior High the time this came out. I mean everyone is alot more gullible and naive in junior high. And some of the rumors were so stupid looking back on them now. But all these rumors may be the very thing that made Marilyn Manson the icon he is today! I mean it go me to buy the album! To see what all the fuss was about!

    And that brings me to my thoughts on this album. This a a great album but not his greatest. Musically it is good, definitely a B+. Did the album live up to the hype? Yes it did! In every way. It is unlike many sophomore albums that suffer from "Sophomore album syndrome" where the 2nd album does not live up to the hype of the 1st album. But this can also be due to the fact that in many ways for many people this album was the debut. I mean most people had not heard of him until this CD. His debut album was not mainstream compared to this one.

    The one thing I don't like about this album is that to me it is not as musically developed of some of his later albums. Its like a bridge between Portrait of an American Family and Mechanical Animals that is leading up to the pinnacle. But it is nevertheless amazing! It is my 3rd favorite album by Marilyn Manson so it has to count for something. It just might be slightly overrated. And by slightly I mean very slightly. Here is the track list:

    1. "Irresponsible Hate Anthem" 4:17
    2. "The Beautiful People" 3:38
    3. "Dried Up, Tied and Dead to the World" 4:16
    4. "Tourniquet" 4:45
    5. "Little Horn" 2:43
    6. "Cryptorchid" 2:44
    7. "Deformography" 4:31
    8. "Wormboy" 3:56
    9. "Mister Superstar" 5:04
    10. "Angel with the Scabbed Wings" 3:52
    11. "Kinderfeld" 4:51
    12. "Antichrist Superstar" 5:14
    13. "1996" 4:01
    14. "Minute of Decay" 4:44
    15. "The Reflecting God" 5:36
    16. "Man That You Fear" 6:10
    99. Untitled (hidden track) 1:39

    All in all it a great album and if you haven't heard it yet, you must! It is one of three full length albums that are worth owning. Antichrist Superstar, Mechanical Animals, and Holywood are all worth owning. They are the essential 3 and there is no doubt about it. I am not saying that you shouldn't own any of the others... Heck I own them all! But if you own only a handful of Marilyn Manson albums, these are the ones to own. Funny how they are looked at as a trilogy because they truly are the 3 essentials. Love him, hate him, it doesn't matter because we have all contributed to his fame. From the fans who bought the album, to the religious right who protested we are the ones who made him our Antichrist Superstar!...more info
  • HEY KIDS, THE ANTI-CHRIST SHOPS AT NEIMAN MARCUS
    yes, it's true the anti-christ shops there. my friend who works security saw him. i think anton levay sent him out for some sacrificial cutlery and a little yves st. laurent white chiffon number. I'm sure he looks fabulous in it. not to be outdone, satan bought some crystal dinner wear for catching all the sheep's blood. this guy, manson will certainly be one of the best dressed demons in hell when it's all over for him. how does it feel to be on the losing side of armageddon? HOT!!! HOT!!! HOT!!! for sure. what an intelligent guy. no doubt. i'm sure glad manson joined the satanic church. now, everyone will know how brilliant he really is. what an anti-christ. satan would never make him suffer.

    if your parents, teachers, and the popular kids were mean to you and you couldn't get any girls to go out with you, what do you do? buy some manson, turn off all the lights, put the manson in the CD player, and weep in the corner with a bottle of jack. that'll show 'em. Why doesn't god like me? maybe i'll buy a gun and shoot up a school. i'm sooooo misunderstood. i hate everyone.

    what a role model. i really can't do any better. jesus is not my friend. and i'm smarter than that. god, i hope i'm still goth when i'm 55. oops, i said the god word. blasphemy. at least satan gave me brains. i'm gonna need 'em where i'm goin'. i better buy a bathing suit at neiman marcus, 'cause i hear hell is pretty warm. phew, i'm sweating already.

    great album. the rest is all god's fault. especially those really beautiful flower contraptions. what was he thinking?

    remember to shop where the devil shops. neiman marcus.
    ...more info
  • A Slight Improvement!!!
    This is my 7th Marilyn Manson CD! It was okay, but I still like the Eat Me, Drink Me, and Lest We Forget CDs better! If I had to pick one favorite song on this, it'd be Mister Superstar. If you are goth and love Marilyn Manson, you'll love ANTICHRIST SUPERSTAR!!!...more info
  • Dried Up, Tied, and Deadly Pretentious
    I've been hard on Mr. Manson in the past, going back and forth between sort-of-liking and sort-of-hating his music, his personality, and his message. As a musician overall, there is definite talent to be heard within the unique lyrics, and the music contains a wonderful "merry-go-round-gone-to-hell" feel shrouded in a cynical worldview. This is indicative of the band's career as a whole, yet "Antichrist Superstar"--the album that launched them into super-duper stardom (and heavy MTV rotation, back when MTV actually played music videos), is the nadir of their creative output. When I first purchased it, I was surprised by the deadly-serious tone from the get-go, and all my subsequent listens (over the course of a decade) have yielded pretty much the same aural impression. Manson (Brian Warner)'s bid for a mainstream hit indeed paid off, but the result was an album so heavy-handed and eye-rollingly pretentious (just LOOK at the album art) that I--from the earliest tracks onward--just kept waiting for the damn thing to end (all while holding out hope that something would come along and blow me away in the meantime). I suppose it can be called a successful concept album insofar as lyrics go, but there's nothing transcendent in the music and the philosophy--like the album art--is, again, eye-rollingly pretentious. "Antichrist" finds some moments of redemption in 'Irresponsible Hate Anthem,' 'The Beautiful People,' 'Dried Up, Tied, and Dead to the World,' 'Minute of Decay,' and 'Man that You Fear,' but the rest of the album is just so much dead weight--dead to the world, and dead to the sensible listener....more info
  • We are waiting 4 Antichrist superstar Chpt.2?
    This is a masterpeice!!!A job well done Mr.Manson!!!
    This is the apocalypse album, the album that will
    piss off your parents,this album has power to
    certain advantages...buy this cd you will not regret it.
    {know that when ye are sad,know that i have forsaken you!!!
    HAIL SATAN
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  • Stole A Lot From Earlier Artists
    Alice Cooper, Kiss, and Skinny Puppy. Manson stole a lot from those bands especially in this record. Even the live show for Anti-Christ Superstar had a lot in common with some of the stuff done on Skinny Puppy's Last Rights tour. At least he knows who to steal from and it's still entertaining regardless....more info
  • Marilyn Manson is a supernaturally gifted genius.
    It's no wonder he has intimidated sooo many people from old school metalheads to christians and goths. He stepped too far out of a lot of peoples comfort zone.
    Antichrist Superstar is in my opinion his ultimate. Each song is a masterpiece and you never get bored because its so orchestrated in sound dimension, he manipulates his voice so perfectly whereas most imitators just sound like cookie monster. The horror samples perfectly enhance each song without distraction.
    It's funny because I use to hate Marilyn Manson, BUT it was only right-wingers manipulations and lies, until I gave this cd one listen... now nothing compares!
    Anti-people, now you've gone to far, so here's your Antichrist, Superstar.
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  • The "Sgt. Peppers" of our time!
    This is MY "Sgt. Peppers!" It flows so beautifully and tells such a great story. It evokes incredible emotions with the songwriting and lyrics and has stunning textures throughout. ...more info
  • A rebirth of creative thought
    Every so often, a person who challenges the foundations we have built our lives upon strolls into the spotlight. One of these characters is Marilyn Manson. The album Antichrist Superstar is not only gritty pulse-pounding metal, but it is an album made to show society a reflection of themselves. Okay, first of all, I'm sick of all these people writing reviews and commenting on Manson's life and perspective, which happen to be totally wrong. Go read "The Long Hard Road Out Of Hell", his autobiography. It is an amazing book which will put these ignorant rumors to rest. Second of all, if you are pissed off because Manson is a Satanist or because his music is about torture, drugs, and transformation, you are obviously blind to the society you are living in. Manson has amazing philisophical and religious perspective and everybody should respect and appreciate that instead of slamming him for rumors such as he removed his ribs to perform oral sex on himself. Even if you dislike the music, buy this album as brain food....more info
  • Don't take M.M's music seriously like it's the holy bible or something
    ok I am writing in response to the people that think Manson is evil and insane.

    Ok, first of all, YOU PROBABLY DON'T KNOW THE MAN PERSONALLY, SO HOW CAN YOU JUDGE HIM ON WHAT HE's REALLY LIKE???? one main point of Manson's music is that he's making fun of today's society, because we are sucked into the media so much that we will go out and make a big deal out of something that is so fake. Duh. He's a druggie that made interesting music. And MANSON (the person) has stated that he is NOT satanic.

    Just listen to Antichrist Superstar and enjoy it for it's different point of view. Don't get uptight because he's *hating* on your religion; If you believe in your religion so much, it SHOULDN'T EVEN MATTER what he says about it anyway. Brian Warner promotes thinking for yourself, and by ranting on about Christianity, he actually makes some people start thinking about what God really means to them. And christianity is all for getting closer to God, no?

    Antichrist superstar is a good rock album. If you have a problem with it's subject matter, don't let it get to you. the music is not supposed to be taken seriously, like it's a satanic version of the bible. Manson OBVIOSLY has a sense of humour and he likes use it in the form of 'sarcasm'. ...more info
  • Ignore the title...Step Back from the Music and listen to the LYRICS
    This album is could be titled "The life of a star". Look at the lyrics - they are mostly about senseless hero-worship of celebrities, and basically the "birth" of a new celebrity, ot antichrist. I don't know (not care) whether Manson really is a Satanist - this album has nothing to do with God, the Devil, or Good vs. Evil. The climactic tune, "The Reflecting God", has these lyrics: "I went to God just to see/And I was looking at me/Saw Heavena and Hell were lies" (ok so the last line may be repudiating religion). But the thrust is that he saw God in himself, whether due to the worhip ("Mr. Superstar", "Deformography") or his own ego. When I say "his", I am not refering to Manson, but the character in the lyrics. Unfortunately, his shock value and the hard driving guitars tend to alienate some to the point where they wont even listen to the lyrics.

    Manson+Reznor = great rock epic for the 90's!...more info
  • getgo
    Friend? introduced me to this satan worshiper? and sum years later I listened to my roommate in college and threw it in the dumpster-- anyone in my opinion that goes on MTV and appears occult, then opinions will be, but honestly, as I threw the album away i felt a presence lift out of my body. ...more info