- Heaven Upside Down

Marilyn Manson - Heaven Upside Down
CRITIC SCORE
66
Based on 11 reviews
2017 Rank: #493 / 572
USER SCORE
71
Based on
34 ratings

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90
AllMusic

Heaven Upside Down is Manson at his most human. If Pale Emperor was a welcome return to form that signaled a new day for the band, its successor is just as satisfying, if not better.

80
The Line of Best Fit
Modern Manson is certainly a very different prospect to the artist that once proclaimed himself the God of Fuck and bragged about grave-digging in New Orleans. Yet now aged almost 50, musically he seems to be entering a second golden era. Proof there’s life in the Goth Father yet.
80
Alternative Press
Where other bands of his generation are reducing their previous work into karaoke, Manson is keeping things exciting and crucial the only way rock’s long-running antihero can.
80
Clash
Manson doesn’t completely rest on his laurels here ... proving that while he’s aware of the importance of his discography, there’s more than enough life in his work to shock, provoke thought, and inspire for another two decades.
75
Consequence of Sound

This is a record that should please both the Hot Topic kiddie-creep contingent and Manson’s more seasoned and sophisticated fans sonically. Lyrically, it captures a lot of his oddball charm, too.

60
NME
For Manson fans this is familiar territory: the same mechanical riffs, same whisper/scream vocals heard on his regular stream of albums. Here, most songs are entertaining rather than groundbreaking.
60
Drowned in Sound

We’re unlikely to see the power or the passion of Manson’s classic run again - it’s very difficult to bottle lightning twice - and you shouldn’t come to Heaven Upside Down expecting anything as textured, interesting or frightening as those early releases. That said, the artist known to his mum as Brian Warner seems to have settled after many years of free-fall.

60
Rolling Stone

Two years after releasing the surprisingly mature goth-metal offering The Pale Emperor, Marilyn Manson has returned to straight-ahead shock.

59
Pitchfork
In 2017, the open horror of the world easily eclipses anything Manson’s recorded in years. Whatever value his music still holds derives from what you remember of him, and how sweet the memory of your thrill or disgust now rings.
50
PopMatters

Heaven Upside Down finds Manson struggling for meaning.

Sep 23, 2017
MezernikSu
95
Best Mansons Album so far!
Fav Tracks: Tattooed in Reverse, Kill4me, Say10, BLOOD HONEY

The only thing is, It rlly isn't, or does not seem like, what it was presented to be - A Concept Album. Still a great piece of art.
Oct 14, 2017
NR
Another album in Manson's catalog, doesn't really bring anything new to the table and doesn't live up to the expectations set by the earlier albums made with more renowned producers. There are a few gems but by and large it's most comparable to his earliest efforts before he became the Antichrist Superstar.
Oct 11, 2017
90
What the World needs right now is an angry artist to release us from this nightmare we're in, and MM is it…
Oct 8, 2017
PJ_0707
72
Was surprised to actually enjoy this album as much as I did, The Pale Emperor was a decent comeback after a long stretch of albums that saw Manson fading from the spotlight but Heaven Upside Down is their best album since Holy Wood... that's way too long. The tracks here sound a lot rawer than they have in a while and it doesn't sound like the band is trying too hard as they have on past albums. The first few tracks don't grab me all that much but the middle section is where things get a bit ... read more
Oct 6, 2017
LucasLannister
60
Really liked Say10.
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Track List
  1. Revelation #12
  2. Tattooed In Reverse
  3. WE KNOW WHERE YOU FUCKING LIVE
  4. SAY10
  5. KILL4ME
  6. Saturnalia
  7. JE$U$ CRI$I$
  8. Blood Honey
  9. Heaven Upside Down
  10. Threats of Romance


Added on: September 4, 2017