Last September we learned that rocker Marilyn Manson named his next album Born Villain. At the time, it was reported that the disc would be out by “the end of the year”. The end of the year came and went and … no album. Today we learn that Born Villain has an actual release date of May 1 so … it’s coming. We also learn that the lead single from Born Villain will be a track titled No Reflection, which you can listen to in full. Many MM fans were disappointed with the last album The High End of Low but I think this new song is a return to form of sorts for Marilyn Manson. Listen to No Reflection below and see what you think.
I like it. I used to be a big Marilyn Manson fan back in the day … I was most impressed with the music that Trent Reznor produced. In the past few years, MM has kinda lost me a bit … but by the sound of this new single, they may win me back. Sometime late last year, MM released a video for his title song Born Villain so in case you missed it, you can check out the NSFW mini-movie video for Born Villain below:
This creepy music video has Marilyn Manson all over it … but it was actually directed by actor Shia LaBeouf. You may recall that I attended a book signing last Fall and got to meet both Shia and MM (again) in person. This song is … dramatic. I much prefer the rockier feel of No Reflection. Other songs on the upcoming new album include Overneath The Path Of Misery, Slow-Mo-Tion, Breaking The Same Old Ground, Children of Cain, The Gardener, Pistol Whipped and Hey Cruel World. I’m quite curious to hear these other tracks … because if this new album doesn’t wow me, I will likely give up on Marilyn Manson altogether. I guess we’ll wait and see. Any MM fans out there? What do you think of this new music?