The Pale Emperor’s seven-day-turned-two-year binge is well and truly over and the God of Fuck is well and truly awaken again on Marilyn Manson’s painfully delayed musical return, having spent much of the year dealing with the death of his father and taking on Trump from the depths of the Twittersphere.

‘We Know Where You Fucking Live’ is the lead single from Manson’s delayed and retitled tenth album – ‘Heaven Upside Down’ – which is set to officially drop on the 6th October, having originally been scheduled for Valentines day – Manson fans, how spooky would’ve that one been?! – and was titled Say10, which is now one of the tracks on the album.

Digging deep into the dingy depths of the black hole Manson has in place of a soul, he has awakened a side of him we haven’t seen in over a decade. Teaming up once more with soundtrack visionary Tyler Bates, and bringing back Twiggy Ramirez – who was last seen on 2012’s sub-par Born Villain, but is known for being the bassist in Manson’s Triptych era -, the Manson camp is revitalised and ready to cause some damage.

Fuzzed-up basslines and looping circular riffs build up and up over Manson’s speech-like monologue, exploding into a riff which is as akin to the Triptych era as it is to modern metal, Manson providing a visceral decimation of vocal chords in return for his cohorts musical efforts. It’s violently beautiful, a masterful departure from the bluesy riff and roll churned out on the brilliant Pale Emperor, exchanging it for the synths of Mechanical Animal, the anger of Holy Wood, and the pure fucking passion of Antichrist Superstar – with a Golden Age Of Grotesque level of throat-destroying sing-alongs.

You can’t help but scream the words ‘We Know Where You Fucking Live’ over and over and over vehemently till your head is caving in. It’s old-school, but not that nostalgic numbness bands have been fucking around with, but enough of a return to old ways to fuel a brand new fire.

If ‘Heaven Upside Down’ follows suit, we could be awaiting the Antichrist Superstar’s return to his throne as the God Of Fuck.

Listen to ‘We Know Where You Fucking Live’ on all good streaming platforms now.

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