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Holy Wood (In the Shadow of the Valley of Death) Yeah, Marilyn Manson's satanic mutant bogeyman shtick is as tired as the warmed-over sci-fi clichés on his putative concept album Holy Wood...Holy Wood (In the Shadow of the Valley of Death)Rock Yeah, Marilyn Manson's satanic mutant bogeyman shtick is as tired as the warmed-over sci-fi clichés on his putative concept album Holy Wood...2000-11-17
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Holy Wood (In the Shadow of the Valley of Death)

Genre: Rock; Lead Performer: Marilyn Manson

Yeah, Marilyn Manson’s satanic mutant bogeyman shtick is as tired as the warmed-over sci-fi clichés on his putative concept album Holy Wood (In the Shadow of the Valley of Death), but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t have a trick or two tucked away in his codpiece. Here, he abandons the glammy slickness of ‘98’s Mechanical Animals, upping the brute-force quotient to concoct a pulverizing metallic symphony that makes Rob Zombie sound like elevator music. Rejoice or weep as you see fit — this is the hateful huckster’s most potent effort yet. B

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