"Welcome to the Horror Show" marks the third album by Anders Manga and is destined to become a staple in dark alternative music history. His debut, "One Up for the Dying", arrived in 2005 with a sound and style that was distinctly gothic, yet painted upon a canvas of electronic dance instrumentation and arrangements. Similar perhaps to the recent goth-friendly works of Gary Numan, DJs and scene journalists began referring to his work as 'gothtronica,' a label that seems to have stuck with him. His first single, "We Won't Stay Dead," became an international club hit; combining Anders' distinctive baritone fog with insistent thumping beats and fluttering fuzzy arpeggios, it was like a missing key between the estranged sub-genre siblings, goth and industrial.
Early in 2006, Anders conjured up another full-length album, an amazing feat considering less than a year had passed since his arrival. His sophomore release, 'Left on An All-Time Low', not only expanded his following worldwide with favorites such as "Empire On the Sun", "Glamour" and "Bloodletting (On the Kiss)", but it also found a more organic niche between his electronic rhythms and his voice's Lestat-like countenance.
With "Welcome to the Horror Show", Anders shows no signs of slowing down. Melodic vocals, driving beats and signature synth layers make this menacing third album a memorable one. While songs such as "Beautiful", "You Should Be Dead By Now", "Them" & "Residual Fear" will fill the dance floor or induce a pit, "The Shrine", "Here" and the title track will have you humming their melodies for days. ~ ALL MUSIC GUIDE
1. The Shrine
2. Welcome to the Horror Show
5. Residual Fear
8. Lovely Sort of Death
9. The Mercy Seat
10. You Should Be Dead By Now
Audio CD (October 4, 2006)
Original Release Date: October 17, 2006
Number of Discs: 1
Label: Vampture Records
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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