Why oh why did it take me 16 years to discover this album?!
I've lived my entire youth believing that Marilyn Manson was
the king of horror music. All the while this little gem of an
album has excisted, making Manson sound like The Teletubbies.
More gruesome lyrics one has to look hard to find. I admit
freely, that I have a morbid fascination of serial killers, and
this album is like serial killing galore. The whole album just oozes
a claustophobic, dirty and vile feeling - I love it!
Here follows a small selection of the lyrics, just to give you
an idea of their fierceness.
'Song of Joy':"Joy had been bound with electrical tape
In her mouth a gag
She'd been stabbed repeatedly
And stuffed into a sleeping bag"
'The Curse of Millhaven' (my fave song on the album.
It's a hilarious story of a 15 year old female killer):"Then, in a cruel twist of fate, old Mrs Colgate
Was stabbed but the job was not complete
The last thing she said before the cops pronounced her dead
Was, 'My killer is Loretta and she lives across the street!'
Twenty cops burst through my door without even phoning
La la la la La la la lie
The young ones, the old ones, they all gotta die"