Pale Emperor [Deluxe Edition] [CD] [PA]

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92% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (135 out of 147)

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing.

    Posted
    Drone
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    I've been following the band for 15 years now and I have enjoyed (and still enjoy) every album this band put out. I think that The Pale Emperor could be the Mechanical Animals of this decade. This is the bravest *musical* adventure the band went on since... dare I say 1998. Headbangers should look elsewhere unless they just want good music. Manson brings out his inner Jim Morrison here. This album cares less for that mid tempo verse/heavy chorus layout based around a guitar riff and focuses more on the music other than the distorted guitar. The music builds up and changes, it feels raw but very well produced. The album is full of interesting lyrical references, multi-layer vocal tracks doing whispers and different pitched voices singing along to the memorable melodies, rocking swing beats, classic blues style guitar riffs over cinematic atmospherics with some of the coolest sinister synthesizers since Holy Wood. A lot of those elements give this album that gothic-blues-rock n' roll vibe that some of the more experimental songs from Eat Me, Drink Me, High End of Low and Born Villain flirted with along with some elements from Holy Wood and The Resident Evil Score. Which basically mutated into the beast known as the Pale Emperor. I have nothing bad to say about this. Grab some headphones, light a candle for the sinners (or come on baby light my fire) and enjoy this album.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    DM with a mix of Bowie

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    tomy
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    Marilyn Manson is relevant again. The Pale Emperor is a massive step forward after a few stale efforts. This album is heavy, dark, and angry, all while holding a new maturity that Manson has never had in his song writing. Lyrically, vocally, and musically, this is a near perfect album. Manson's voice has never sounded better; at times, he calls his inner-David Bowie, but it never sounds like he is trying to copy anyone. Rather, he's trying to be the best Manson he can be. Over 20 years after we came to know Marilyn Manson, he's somehow pulled off a masterpiece that just might be his best album ever. There's no filler and no cheap frills. From front to back, this is a phenomenal album and will go down as one of the year-s best.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Manson Continues To Evolve As An Artist

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    MovieMinded
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    While his new sound might be a shock for some listeners Pale Emperor shows the continual growth of Marilyn Manson as an artist. You can hear in each song just how much thought went into each lyric and musical component. This is not the Marilyn Manson from Antichrist Superstar. His lyrics have more punch and the sound of the music is not as heavy in sound but are just as heavy in meaning as they ever were in the past. It is rare that an artist tries to evolve instead of simply cashing in on past success and Marilyn Manson continues to prove he is one of the few that isn't afraid to change and try something new.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Marilyn Manson is Back!!!

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    Mario
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    Marilyn Manson is back!!! When I heard first heard "Third Day Of A Seven Day Binge" I was blown away. Manson and Tyler Bates created a great record. The songwriting was perfect. Deep Six is the only heavy aggressive track. The rest are more of Blues Rock with a bit of cinematic ambient touch. If you were hoping MM would go back to his roots, then you'll be disappointed. If I had to compare this to his previous works, I'll say it reminds of me Mechanical Animals. Not literally, but the way he approach the songwriting and song structure, and the synth sounds. Overall, its a great album.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Average but better than last few albums

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    ViJM
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    Easily better than the last few albums he's released. A step in the right direction but for any fan that enjoys earlier work (liberally speaking, portrait to golden age), this will be very underwhelming. What makes it better is that it is less underwhelming than eat me, high end, and born villain. The mountain blues sound doesn't really sit well with manson as many of us know him. But if taken out of that context, it's not a bad album. It is, however, a bit whiny at times.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    AMAZING!!!!! Mesmerizing!!!

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    saraness
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    Mesmerizing Album!! Departure from his usual sound and past records.. I find this album hypnotic and I can't help but move with the music.... I know people will find fault in his departure of his old sound , but is it not the fact of life that as we get older we change and grow and life is not as bad as it seems.. I hope everyone will appreciate the magic of this album, I can't wait to see him live!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wickedly Good!

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    Hitman255
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    I may be a bit biased here, but his "band" for this album is Tyler Bates (of 300, & Devil's Rejects soundtrack fame). This gives it a creepy, almost Rob Zombie-ish western sound which is a touch different from the usual band, or Tim Skold/KMFDM sound he's had before. Another fun touch is Walter Goggins playing "the Preacher", but I'm sure this was some kind of Sons of Anarchy deal.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    good work

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    ArmyBilly
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    I am a major Manson fan and think this work is some of his recent best. There is some of that Manson freakiness back finally but that intensity and edginess didn't make it to the live show. I believe he went a little too far with the live show to new stuff and continues to miss some of those killer songs we need to hear live.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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