The albums starts off explosively with This is the New Sh*t, a return to Manson's creative, uncensored rage metal that is found throughout his first 2 albums, but sadly doesn't have another song on the album to match the intensity of this song. mObscene, (S)aint, Use your fist and not your mouth are all great supporting tracks, and para-noir is an awesome song for humor and the mockery of reasons for sex with someone. New Sh*t is arguably the hardest song Manson has released sing Antichrist, but the album lacks the consistent lyrical/musical combo punch that makes his albums so successful in the past. Worth a listen before a buy, as the songs are catchy but I find they are easily forgotten in comparison to his older stuff. His german/burlesque theme is new and fresh, so those who like his image and style more than his actual music will be impressed, but I've always been more into his music than anything. As his transaction from metal to art seems to be unbalancing in the metal and more towards artsy, this is his most artsy album to date. All in all, good album, but I prefer his earlier stuff.