Antichrist Superstar by Marilyn Mason
Marilyn Manson’s album Antichrist Superstar, Produced by Trent Reznor of nine inch nails, is the album that took the late 90’s by its neck and opened it up to a beautifully Grotesque new era. Produced by the mainstream record companies Nothing and Interscope Records, Antichrist Superstar Produced multiple hits for Manson and his band including the ever so popular “The beautiful People”, “Tourniquet”, and “Irresponsible Hate Anthem”.
Antichrist Superstar is my favorite album of all time because, unlike most of the records at its time that just made catchy meaning less lyrics, Antichrist Superstar has deep meaningful lyrics that just a causal reader wouldn’t understand. To understand the lyrics you have to understand Manson’s position on the lyrics. It takes intelligence instead of mindless babbling like most pop or “Mainstream” songs. Manson refers in multiple songs that the one’s that hate him are the one that built him up, that he didn’t even have to promote himself to be a “household name”.
The order of Antichrist Superstar’s song tell a story of death and “The Worm” eating the body, this refers to the mindless Christian specifically Catholic’s being the worm infesting the government and forcing their views upon America, America being the dead body that lies dead and helpless from “The Worms” corruption.
The album cover portrays the side of Manson’s face where he wears the white contact, and his face is pale white with red veins shooting up his face. The purpose of that is to add shock value. Manson has been very smart in the every aspect of creating this album to add shock value.
So all in all I would recommend that if you can get past the shock and see Antichrist Superstar for its true value than you should buy it. I would recommend buying it with an open mind and intelligence. Mature audiences would enjoy listening to the album and taking it in for its true value. In rating I would rate Antichrist Superstar a 9 out of 10. The only reason I wouldn’t give it a ten out of ten is for ease of understanding the lyrics but that is what makes it great.