The eighth-studio album from alt-rock firebrand Marilyn Manson, Born Villain is the follow-up to the band's 2009 effort The High End of Low. Described as having a heavier sound than its predecessor, this is also purported to be a concept album of sorts, in the vein of similar works by longtime Manson influence David Bowie. As Manson parted ways with Interscope Records in 2009, he was set to release Born Villain via his own imprint Hell, as well as his new parent label, Cooking Vinyl. A promotional film in support of the album directed by actor Shia LaBeouf premiered in Los Angeles in 2011. Included on Born Villain is the lead-off single "No Reflection."
Billboard (p.32) - "BORN VILLAIN finds a seemingly refreshed and clear-minded Manson and his band porting through a diverse set of moods and styles in songs that cut a little deeper than the deliberate provocation of many of his previous works."
Kerrang (Magazine) (p.52) - "'Slo-Mo-Tion''s brief ignition and lithe, wiry rhythm unfurl into a head-bobbing groove..."