People have different views on Marilyn Manson, I like some of his songs, others don't.
In terms of his music, I guess the only one real thing that sticks out, is his singing. Manson's voice, to me, is just very raw and very energetic. The emotion to it just sounds fake and feigned. Manson's vocals are not the loudest, but they do sound genuine. In terms of his music, though, it's funny that most of my favorite songs he's done are covers, like Sweet Dreams.
He says alot of things other people find taboo, has always and will hopefully always continue to do so, if he can make even just one person change their mind about the society based religions their in he has done enough to make up for any of the publicity stunts he used to pull as a marketing ploy.
I personally love Marilyn Manson... he's been my favorite singer since I was about 8 years old. I'm not a culty-fangirl or anything, I just love his voice and stage appearance, but I feel that he's gotten so washed up :( Oh well, it happens to a lot of people with long-running careers.
I don't believe he is the devil, evil, whatever. His lifestyle is not a way I would personally choose to live, but whatever floats his boat. I'm a fan of his music. I don't care much what he does outside of music, and his music has not made me want to cut up my parents in their sleep or blow up my school. There is/was a lot of stigma around liking him because he is/was a shock artist. He likes to upset people... like a human carwreck. You don't want to look, but you do anyway.
First off i would like to start by saying...Dae, i think your thinking of the murderer charles manson.
Next...i would like to point out that marilyn manson started out as the band name. His real name is Brian Warner. His views on religion are to be admired. He believes almost as i do. He takes various ideas and beliefs from many religions and adds them to his own personal philosophy.
Now for his music and stardom. His music is very raw and "out there". He says things no-one else does and isnt shy about it. He is vulgar alot of the time but i think thats what kids need. Kids need a out so to speak so that they dont think they area alone in how they feel. He gives them that.
If you ever want to see the real man behind the music just look up any interview you can find. Bowling for columbine is a good one. He is very intelligent despite the way he preforms.
Well I personaly love Manson! His voice gives me chills, he does have some absolutly amazing music (my opinion). As for his religious views, well honestly what someone believes shouldn't matter, it's his business. But I stilladmire him for the way he acts!!