2000 YEARS OF HUMAN ERROR
ALBUM POSTHUMAN RELEASE: JANUARY 29, 2001 REVIEW: FEBRUARY 17,
The first release on Marilyn Manson's modestly named Posthuman label doesn't
exactly stake out any new musical paths. The American Godhead will probably
be bought by a fair amount of Manson fans and slagged of by about as many
Manson haters, but the fact is that the two bands don't have very much in
Godhead rather sound scarily much like the mid-90's wave of North American
industrial rock bands, released on labels like Re-Constriction and Fifth
Colvmn. Most of those bands were horribly dull, and Godhead only stand out
from that herd because of their slicker, more contemporary production,
courtesy of Danny Saber. This all makes for an extremely unadventurous
album, especially since they almost end up resembling an industrial Bryan
Adams in their most poppy moments.
If this is all there is supposed to be to posthumanity, I'd rather stay
human, thank you very much.