I Am Pariah
I Am Pariah are a band on a mission to bring Nu-Metal back to the forefront of the Heavy-Metal music spectrum. Their goal is to give Heavy-Metal it's spine back whilst putting hearts and minds first and foremost. As two of its members work at the forefront of the NHS and mental health services, it should come as no surprise that alt-metal legend Marilyn Manson sits as one of their chief musical influences. Hints of Manson's cannon are peppered across the Stoke On Trent's group's anthemic tracks.
10 – The Nobodies
9 – SAY10So many interpretations to the meaning(s) behind this song so we won't dive too deep. Lets just all agree that this song has haunting intro music, a massive chorus riff and hook, plus the icing on the cake… Johnny Depp and Marilyn Manson screaming lyrics into each other's faces. On that merit, it makes the list! - Steve
8 – Deep SixThis track made the cut because it's awesome, and because every time Manson says ‘6 feet deep’ it sounds like he’s saying ‘Sexy Dave’. On the way to gigs, we often stick this on in the car and sing it to Dave haha. If you’ve got a mate called Dave then we strongly suggest you sing this to him and let him know how sexy he is!
7 – mOBSCENE
6 – s(AINT)This 00’s Manson track is not only a clever play on words but also lyrically deep and open to much interpretation. Manson proclaimed that people often think it's a dig at an ex-girlfriend/wife, however it is actually about how nothing is ever good enough for people, no matter how perfect you try to be. Extra points for the explicit video, which is an uncomfortable watch for people unfamiliar with his work - Steve
5 – Sweet Dreams
4 – We Are Chaos
3 - TourniquetThere’s a backmask in this one which is interesting “This is my lowest point of vulnerability”, there is still quite a bit of discussion on the true meaning of this track. The music video is on another level, with director Floria Sigismondi actually going through sleep deprivation to get inspiration for the visuals. When somebody asks me what is the craziest Manson video, I always point to this one. - Ben
2 – Coma WhiteThis song just really does it for me, as soon as the picked guitar at the start kicks in it grabs me. "A Pill to make you numb/dumb...A Pill to make you anybody else. All the drugs in this world won't save her from herself". It talks about a girl that runs from her life, but nothing can help her in her delusions, not even drugs...as they can't save her from herself. It delves into self-esteem issues and really resonates with me - Dave
1 – The Fight Song
Check out I Am Pariah - Suck It Up from their new EP - Charm Before The Storm' released 27th November 2020
I started my career as a music journalist in 2013 and have been involved in the music industry as a touring musician, studio engineer and artist consultant since 2002, as well as previously being a signed artist. My passion for delivering high quality, informative music-related news is a daily driving force behind the content I create. Also a huge gaming nerd! Born in the United Kingdom and currently living in Sweden. Skål!CONTACT ME HERE
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