If you're expecting the "devil" Marilyn Manson from Eat Me, Drink Me, look somewhere else. This album is more like, "very guitar-oriented and very melodic", "takes a totally different approach musically", "various unconventional forms of percussion". This is what Marilyn Manson said about this album, and you know what, he is absolutely right. The first time I was listening to it I was exactly like: "What is this? A Marilyn Manson album with many solos in it? This doesn't sound industrial at all. Also, the guitar & drum is so present, I thought at the beginning, this album was by far his worst". You know what, I still give it a couple of try because I liked a few songs and specially his 1st single, Heart-Shaped Glasses & If I Was Your Vampire. More I was listening to it, I felt in love with this record. It doesn't beat my favorite album of all time, Mechanical Animals (1998), but this one is a strong release, and I couldn't live without it. I will call this album, the "emo side" of Marilyn Manson. He doesn't need to be provocative as before now, he's almost 40 now, so it's normal his music change, but in a good way. The thing that I don't like in this album is: One half of the album is amazing, and the second half is good but the songs are like screaming or trying to be amazing but it never happen. They almost sounds like filler songs to me. But still, I recommand this album cause there are some incredible songs in this album and the voice of Manson is at his best (the performance of "Just A Car Crash Away" just how he sings this is amazing. You feel something each time he sings the chorus). I'll recommand this record and I give it 4 stars. This is the "new" Manson and it worth a look. Just forget what he did in the past, and just pretend this album is like a solo record and less a Marilyn Manson record... and you'll love it.