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Around 8 years ago, he had a concert in my town (Pula, in Croatia). So, some priest must have read in some foreign papers that there are "scandals" around Manson and that he is Satan in persona or something like that, so the church wanted to stop him from having a concert in our country. When that didn't work, the local churches organized a gathering for everyone who wanted to pray for the people who went to the concert and will therefore burn in hell for eternity. So while we were enjoying the show (I was 14 and I went with my father, it was the firs "metal" show I've seen), they were praying in the nearest church. I found that very funny ^^ Manson isn't really metal but I like his music. Not his newest work because it's a little...softy. But he does have good lyrics. And I always said he is an intelligent person.

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His work is something I'll give you that. Unfortunately that something doesn't appeal to me. I don't think there's anything particularly scary about him. Very few musicians are scary. Those few who are however frighten me because of their views not their music. I mean when you're batshit crazy enough to letter bomb some guy in Israel because they incorporate their Jewish faith into their music there's something pretty wrong with you.

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not like the usual metal
There really isn't a "usual metal" though. The great thing about metal music is the diversity. When you can have bands like Mournful Congregation, Deathspell Omega, Angel Witch, Fates Warning, Incantation, Sabbat, Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Motorhead, Darkthrone, Deceased, Sanctuary, Melechesh and Orphaned Land all contained within one genre I think that's pretty special

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I used to be a fan of Marilyn Manson, for his shock value. Never considered him metal. Definitely more Industrial. I bought his autobiography Long Hard Road Out of Hell, and while i haven't finished reading it, it's a shocker itself. Shocking, and some parts are disgusting, but nothing surprising.

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What do you mean by 'disgusting'?
At one point, in the first chapter if i remember right, he mentions a crusty dildo he and a friend (as kids) found in a box while sneaking into a room his grandfather used to stay in. I haven't read all of the book, but I remember gagging at that.oh, and there are detailed mentions of acid/sex with some girlfriend.I'll have to finish reading it someday.

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I've never been a fan. And I haven't kept up with Marilyn's antics but what I have seen isn't anything that hasn't been done before. I suppose every generation has someone trying to reinvent the genre. MM's "shock value" has made him popular even though I don't think that there is anything original about it. As for disgusting, I think maybe GG Allin takes the cake.

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Oh yea, you are right, I did listen to those but I didn't find them interesting. Too bad, he can do nice songs if he wants to. Actually, there was that one song, his newer work, it's call Evidence or something like that, I liked it, it has a nice dark atmosphere and sounds Mansonish.

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I actually favor him quite a bit. His most metal-ish albums were probably Antichrist and Holy Wood and some of his first two albums. Whatever kind of rock he is, I don't think he trying to be under one label anyway. It's more or less a love it or like it kind of a style. Kinda understandable why a lot of metal listeners aren't interested, possibly too simple and commercial. Fair enough. His last album was one of my favorites, but it's probably not for the casual listener. Met him last year and he's a cool guy that will crack you the hell up. But if he can still creep out even metalheads, he must be doing something right.

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I actually favor him quite a bit. His most metal-ish albums were probably Antichrist and Holy Wood and some of his first two albums. Whatever kind of rock he is, I don't think he trying to be under one label anyway. It's more or less a love it or like it kind of a style. Kinda understandable why a lot of metal listeners aren't interested, possibly too simple and commercial. Fair enough. His last album was one of my favorites, but it's probably not for the casual listener. Met him last year and he's a cool guy that will crack you the hell up. But if he can still creep out even metalheads, he must be doing something right.
Never been a fan of the music, nor the "look at how weird and disturbed I am" schtick. Bands who focus on image tend to turn me off, call me crazy, but I prefer my musicians to focus on the music. Sent from my HTC PH39100 using Tapatalk 2

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Met him last year and he's a cool guy that will crack you the hell up. But if he can still creep out even metalheads' date=' he must be doing something right.[/quote'] I heard quite the opposite actually, that he's a whiny asshole and not very nice to his fans. But then again, wild mood swings do come along with being a junkie. And I don't find him creepy, just ugly.

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