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

Marilyn Manson - Holy Wood (In the Shadow of the Valley of Death)
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2000 Ratings: #60 / 104
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Based on 44 ratings
2000 Ratings: #47
November 13, 2000 / Release Date
LP / Format
Interscope, Nothing / Label
Industrial Rock / Genres
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Very underrated and deeply conceptual, Marilyn Manson reaches peak hatred on Holy Wood.
For someone who rages against the cynicism he see in the world around him and shows his distaste at rampant consumerism...there’s something dead eyed and manufactured about this album. The way the double M utilises every rock n roll trope in the manual is dispiriting - even if it’s done with a self knowing wink it’s purely self serving at heart.

It doesn’t help that at this stage Manson knew he had an army of teeny boppers eating out of his palm (figuratively, not ... read more
Columbine unleashed the angriest Manson we are ever gonna say. And i mean, he does his best work when he is angry.
This is Manson at his most biting, at his most snarling, at his most poignant, his most interesting and his most, for lack of a better term, shocking. All the negativity that he got during this time really reflects through the music, as the wacked out concept and story gets darker and darker as the record goes along. It's a pretty haunting listen, and one that, genuinly, can be quite excellent.

Favorite Jams: The Fight Song, Burning Flag, The Nobodies

Lest Favorite: Godeatgod
This album is solid for me. Not a dull moment.
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Track List

In the Shadow: A

  1. Godeatgod
  2. The Love Song
  3. The Fight Song
  4. Disposable Teens

The Androgyne: D

  1. Target Audience (Narcissus Narcosis) 
  2. "President Dead"
  3. In the Shadow of the Valley of Death 
  4. Cruci-fiction in Space 
  5. A Place in the Dirt 

Of Red Earth: A

  1. The Nobodies
  2. The Death Song 
  3. Lamb of God 
  4. Born Again 
  5. Burning Flag

The Fallen: M

  1. Coma Black a) Eden Eye b) The Apple of Discord
  2. Valentine's Day 
  3. The Fall of Adam 
  4. King Kill 33° 
  5. Count to Six and Die (The Vacuum of Infinite Space Encompassing) 
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