“Life is Killing Me” is an album that was four years in the making, and is undoubtadly Type O Negative’s best work since the classic “October Rust”. Returning to their more melodic and catchy sound a la “Bloody Kisses” and “October Rust”, “Life is Killing Me” almost abandons the epic dirges that have become such staples of the band, but in return we get Type O at their musical best, and “Life is Killing Me” is undoubtadly one of the band’s best albums. The anthemic “I Don’t Wanna Be Me” carries a punkish vibe throughout, while “I Like Goils” is a hilarious toungue-in-cheek take on lead singer Pete Steele’s brushes with getting hit on by homosexuals. The title track is a fast paced fist pumping song that will make long time fans of the band stand up and salute. Other standout tracks include “Less Than Zero”, “Tod’s Ship Gods”, “How Could She?”, and the surprisingly touching and heart wrenching “Nettie” which tells about Pete’s mother. Josh Silver’s keyboard work is phenominal here, some of his best in quite some time, and the band as a whole sounds much more tighter than they did on the previous album “World Coming Down”. All in all, “Life is Killing Me” is one of, if not the, best albums of the year.