if you are brave enough to listen to type o negative, you best be sure to have your vampire- killing tools nearby. your best bet would be to listen to it during the day while the vampires are still asleep
Australian release pairing their album ’October Rust’ withrare three track bonus CD featuring two mixes of ’ChristianWoman’ (New & Unimproved Version and Butt-Kissing Sell-OutVersion) and ’Suspended In Dusk’ (Previously Too EmbarrassedTo Release). 18 trac
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A friend introduced me to Type-O Negative quite a few years ago. At first I was reluctant to listen to it because I thought the band was a bunch of vampire-wannabe freaks. Back then I knew nothing about Gothic music, but I was a huge metal fan–listening to everything from Metallica to Pantera and Halford in-between. Since my first listen and thousands more this album has grown on me exponentially to the point of being the one album I can listen to over and over and never get tired of. The music is just so full of emotion. At first some of the songs depressed me, but now it’s like coming home. It actually cheers me up and puts me in a melancholy mood that fits perfectly with who I am. Type-O doesn’t take themselves or their lyrics seriously at times, which is a waste in my opinion, because this album is a pinnacle that may never be reached again by any Gothic band. It’s *that* good. I’ve been searching all over the place for something similar, but the haunting mood of this album can’t be matched. In my opinion October Rust is the epitomy of Gothic music and Type-O hit the nail in the coffin (er on the head) with this album. Words can’t express how good this album is. Buy it and let yourself be taken away to a world you never knew existed. “Die with Me” and “Love You to Death” are two songs I can relate to; love in its deepest form. “Red Water (Christmas Mourning)” is so sad that you can’t stop listening to it. “Haunted” is by far my favorite track. I could listen to Peter’s deep singing all day. The interlude in the middle of the song is just perfect. “In Praise of Bacchus”, “Burnt Flowers Fallen” and “Wolf Moon” are powerful. “Cinnamon Girl” and “My Girlfriend’s Girlfriend” are typical Type-O fun. If you’ve never heard Gothic music before and want to hear the best right up front this is the only album you will need. It will leave you wanting more. The other Type-O albums don’t reach this level of perfection and emotion. They broke the Gothic mold and nothing else compares. 8 years since its release it’s still best. Stop reading this review and buy the album now. If you don’t you’ll be missing out on something truly monumental in music.
Broke a stereotype today. Listened to gothic metal, nothing like what I imagined. Heard `Love You to Death’ by Type O Negative.Gothic music is very reflective of the people behind it, there is a very dark upset atmosphere surrounding it. It is sad to me that the people behind the music have `allowed’ the depression to be so dominant of their lives but it has allowed them to create what I currently feel is the most beautiful form of music as they express their uphappiness. It is dark, harsh, gothic and has a clear rough edge to it. It is certainly not neat tidy clean music. Music from the soul, but also dangerous music as it is very inflential in encouraging negative emotions.Although I don’t relate to the negativity of the group, I have never heard music so conveyant of emotion. I find it bizarre how so many love songs appear in the charts which are supposed to be beautiful and moving, but the image to me is fake starched and artifical. I know another one will appear next week sung by another pretty girl/boy in a clean neat voice. It sounds pretty, white and clean…is that a love song? Hearing Pete Steele sing in his dark sad deep emotion wracked voice to the heavy gothic metal tones of `Type O Negative’ brought a tear to my eye which no chart song could ever do.
Everything comes together perfectly on this album, there really isn’t a weak point or song anywhere. This is one of the best gothic albums I’ve heard, though I wouldn’t neccassarily classify Type O as a gothic band. Pete Steele is an amazing singer and gots a real deep voice. He’s one of five singers I’ve ever heard do the extemely deep vocals really well, Johan Edlund of Tiamat, Dust of …How Like A Winter, Nick Holmes of Paradise Lost and Dan Swano of too many projects to list being the others. The music is dirgy, slow and ambiant, almost like someone threw Black Sabbath, My Dying Bride and Paradise Lost in a blender and Type O is what came out. If your into gothic or interesting music in general you’ll probably love this album. I also recommend checking out Tiamat, Katatonia, Paradise Lost, Lacuna Coil, and Anathema in addition to this.
There is much debate over what the best Type O Negative album is. Most opinions center around the Heavy Gothic Rock of “Bloody Kisses”. Some prefer the neanderthal trashing of “Slow Deep & Hard”. My personal opinion, however, is that “October Rust” has been Type O Negative’s shining moment of glory. October Rust is by far the most eclectic, complex and sensual of Type O’s LP’s. The album twists and turns through a path of light and darkness unlike any other before (or after) it. The songs fall into either one of four categories: there are the heavy, dark, powerful ‘Black Sabbathesque’ like songs, such as “Burnt Flowers Fallen”, “In Praise of Bacchus”, “The Glorious Liberation…”, and “Wolf Moon”. Then there are the psychadelic, up-beat and funky songs such as “Be My Druidess”, “My Girlfriends Girlfriend”, and “Cinnamon Girl”. Next there are the ambient, spiritual, and beautifully melodic songs such as “Love You To Death”, “Green Man”, and “Die With Me”. Finally there are two hauntingly dark, depressing and morbid epics in the form of “Red Water (Christman Mourning)” and “Haunted”. All in all, “October Rust”, although slightly more commercial than Type O’s other recordings, is their best album. You can hear their hearts, emotions, souls and passions poured into the uplifting music. Experience the enchantment today.