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“Symphony For The Devil” by Type O Negative

Artist: Type-O-Negative
Title: “Symphony For The Devil”
Label: SPV Records
Release Date: 3/14/2006
Genre: Gothic Metal
Rating: 8/10

“Symphony For The Devil” marks the return of the one and only Type-O-Negative and this return comes to us as the bands first release on new label SPV Records. The DVD takes you deep into the life they lead musically as well as offer a very ample amount of the dark sense of humor that the band possesses. To make sense of the film, I have broken the review into two parts. The first will be the concert and the next the bonus features and comedy segments.
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“The Least Worst Of” by Type O Negative

Artist: Type-O-Negative
Title: “The Least Worst Of”
Label: Roadrunner Records
Release Date: 10/31/2000
Genre: Gothic Metal
Rating: 8/10

The 2000 release of “The Least Worst Of” would be an interesting collection for the existing fans of Type-O-Negative. It’s existence defied the conventions of a typical “hits” package as the band was never considered a hit-maker by any standards and they only received a small amount of airplay on stations catering to Heavy Rock or Metal. The legion of followers however was the type of audience that would support the shows and purchase anything that the band released. Based on this demographic it did not seem prudent to be issuing an album full of songs that they already had; the chance was that this would remain unsold on the shelves. The answer to this would be the decision to include alternate versions of the songs they had heard as well as a couple of songs that were unreleased and very simply this allowed the album to work on a number of levels. Given “Misinterpretation” is dead air; the time could have been better used by one of the sound effect lead-ins that the band has been known to do, but otherwise the music truly begins with “Everyone I Love Is Dead”. Joining it would be “Everything Dies” also from the amazing “World Coming Down” album and the better of the two tracks. “Unsuccessfully Coping” is the earliest track representation of the band, and of course the most raw and in your face both sonically and verbally. The song holds a strong resemblance to the sound of Peter’s previous band Carnivore. From there the other albums receive a decent showing with the most popular tracks of “October Rust” appearing (Love You To Death and My Girlfriends Girlfriend) while “Cinnamon Girl” receives an almost industrial makeover. “Hey Pete” is a fun re-do of the Hendrix classic but seems out of place from the faux live album that it originally appeared on.
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Type O Negative @ L’Amour (9/19-9/20/2003)

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Artist: Type-O-Negative
Venue: L’Amour – Brooklyn
Opener: Lacuna Coil
Date: 9/19-9/20/2003

This weekend (Sept 19 & 20th) saw the band Type-O-Negative returning to home ground at Brooklyn’s L’Amour. They hit the stage with the band Lacuna Coil opening for them. Sad to inform that I missed Lacuna Coil at theL’Amour show, but did see them at the T.O.N. Show at Irving Plaza a few weeks ago. They are quite good.

After about 30 minutes of Circus music, the crowd chants of “you suck”, “you suck” began until the band came out. Now, those that have never been to see them play before should please be aware that the audience really does not think they suck, this is just part of the fun. Usually Peter has a comment to them , but this weekend he did not.
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Danzig: Live Photos @ The Spirit Club (3/1/2005)

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Glen Danzig was back in NYC and bringing his dark sounds to vivid life in front of fans at a space known as Spirit NYC. I had never before been to this club and am thinking it was new. The show was discussed on THIS LINK, now please enjoy our photo gallery on its own.

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Danzig by Ken Pierce (2005)

danzig, glen danzig, danzig concert photos
Danzig by Ken Pierce (2005)

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Danzig @ The Spirit Club (3/1/2005)

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Artist: Danzig
Venue: The Spirit Club NYC
Opener: Trivium, Kataklysm
Label: Evil 9 Records
Date: 3-1-2005

Metal Icon Glen Danzig returned to New York for a show at the Spirit Entertainment Center, a totally cool club in New York that I have not attended until this particular show. The show would prove to be chock full of surprises to say the least. For not only was Type-O-Negative drummer Johnny Kelly handling the chores on the drum kit but it was also disclosed that the show would feature another very special and historic musical guest.

Kicking off the evening was Trivium, a Roadrunner act who was promoting their latest piece of metal. I enjoyed them more this time around than when I first saw them opening for Iced Earth last year. Lots of old school feel in the Nu-Metal styling of these guys. Worthy of a look see. Just before Danzig was the band Kataclysm, who while proclaiming themselves a Death Metal band did not impress me as much as the previous weeks show of Behemoth/Suffocation. They did everything right in the Death Metal sense, however, there was not as much presence as I had recently absorbed.
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