I never thought I'd say this, but it's undeniably true: Marilyn Manson is getting better with age. Case in point: "No Reflection," the first leak from his upcoming album Born Villain (out May 1). Listen below.
Goth's go-to creepoid is on a streak. His last album, The High End of Low, saw him reunite with original guitarist Twiggy Ramirez after a seven-year break for some downright tuneful and smart murder ballads (check out my fave "Running to the Edge of the World"). But with "No Reflection" Manson and co. are thrashing and grinding, just like in their days of ole.
In a statement Manson said, "The new record put simply has the ambition and determination of how I started making music in the first place. It sounds like the first record in that it's not afraid to do anything. I had to remove myself from my lifestyle and start fresh.”
In an upcoming Revolver cover story Manson added that Born Villain "sounds like what I listened to before I made records—Killing Joke, Joy Division, Revolting Cocks, Bauhaus, Birthday Party… It's very rhythm-driven. I think this will probably be the grandest concept record of all."
He might be right.
Listen to "No Reflection" below, then tell us what you think in the comments.