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 (In the Shadow… 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 (In the Shadow… Marilyn Manson Rock
Music Review

Holy Wood (In the Shadow of the Valley of Death) (2014)

EW's GRADE
B

Details Lead Performance: Marilyn Manson; Genre: 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 (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

Originally posted Nov 17, 2000 Published in issue #569 Nov 17, 2000 Order article reprints
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