"Eat Me, Drink Me" CD
Genre: metal, goth metal
Now I've never really been a fan of Mr.
Manson myself, though he does seem to appeal to quite a number of
people it seems (302K copies sold worldwide) so I'm giving this a good
rundown. Dark gothic metal is the name of the game once again on
Eat Me, Drink Me, a record whose name stems from famed German
cannibal Armin Meiwes, who went to prison for killing and
eating someone he met through an online personal ad.
Lyrically, this is standard Manson fare,
with plenty o' quips like "cold embrace," "blood-stained sheets," and
"everything is black" (and that's just track one!) - though from a
melodic perspective there are a few gems here. Obvious props have to
go to the record's big single, "Heart-Shaped Glasses (When The Heart
Shapes The Hand)"; it's packed to the brim with infectious hooks and
ranks among Manson's more playful offerings. "They Said Hell's
Not Hot," meanwhile, is my vote for number two in terms of melody -
its juicy guitar chords make for a distinctly tuneful offering, a
trait that doesn't always seem like a priority on Eat Me, Drink Me.
With a few exceptions ("Evidence"), the other tracks on this disc seem
flat and uninspired ("Are You The Rabbit?", anyone?), though I suspect
as a whole this will likely still appeal to Marilyn Manson's
manson's myspace (that's three m's in a row)
"heart-shaped glasses (when the heart shapes the hand)" video
Fun Fact: DID YOU
KNOW? Marilyn Manson runs his own art gallery in LA - the
Celebritarian Corporation Gallery of Fine Art.
[Vitals: 11 tracks, distributed
released June 2007]