Marilyn Manson, "The Golden Age of Grotesque" – Review

By | May 14, 2003 at 12:00 AM

Headbanging riffs prevail on Marilyn Manson’s “The Golden Age of Grotesque.”

“Use Your Fist and Not Your Mouth,” and “mOBSCENE,” with its taunting cheerleader chants, carry a heavyweight sound of bludgeoning rhythms and chainsaw guitars.

Perhaps most engaging is the title track, a trawling hummer of a bummer; it’s melodramatic vaudevillian style recalls Pink Floyd’s personal crises of “The Wall” and fades with a chorus similar to Iggy Pop’s “Passenger” as it celebrates an age where the profane is profitable.