Review: You could easily imagine someone like Marilyn Manson winding up a rather unthreatening and comparatively conventional alt-rock icon in their more senior years - the sort of person who's staunch anti-establishment approach to art only enjoys longevity with the generation 'who were there'.
Perhaps it's just because so many counter culture rock heroes have gone the way of guest spots on cereal commercials. As his latest proves, though, the goth deity remains every bit as bold and on the nose. He's been turning heads, if not banging them, for over 25 years now, so to still have such ferocity and unbridled sense of speaking for the dejected, rejected and just plain objected is remarkable, but undeniable. The addition of Brandon Pertzborn as new drummer and Shooter Jennings' work on production clearly doing the work no disservice.