Title: “Dead Again” – CD/DVD Deluxe Edition Label: SPV Records Release Date: 2/12/2007 Genre: Gothic Metal Rating: 4/5
In 2007 the Metal world found the mighty Type-O-Negative returning in full-force once again with an album that was sure to appease the appetites of those who had waited for them in earnest. It would also be an album that found the band reaching new legions of fans and receiving critical acclaim on numerous print and online mediums across the board. To celebrate the success of the original CD a Deluxe Edition has been fashioned and it arrives just in time for Valentine’s Day so who needs candy when there is some tasty Metal to enjoy instead. The original review text is presented below to remind the readers of our thoughts on the album and we will discuss the DVD once you have refreshed your memory.
“Hallelujah it’s finally here!” Yes readers I can reflect genuine levels of enthusiasm to you as it has been about four years since we heard new material from Brooklyn’s own Type-O-Negative. A sigh of relief will come from all their legions of fans who some of which had wondered if the band was done and now find the Lords Of Flatbush armed with a new record label and material that clearly shows that they are “Dead Again”. It’s an album that finds the band morphing once again in the overall resulting sound but they are also revisiting some elements of their past successes. I found “Dead Again” to be a slight mix of that which we loved about both “Bloody Kisses” and “October Rust” – it’s a hard rocking album but not as heavy as their “World Coming Down” piece, and here we find those elements working hand in hand with the Punk influenced quickness of “Life Is Killing Me”. Fans know by now that while they change a little with each recording that TON has always managed to keep a certain essence in their sound – so why change now. The album begins with the title track and uses a quick tempo and riff showing the bands Punk side right off the bat and finds Steele lamenting the issues around drug addiction with the chorus “I Can’t Believe I Died Last Night, Oh God I’m Dead Again”. Truly, a heavy way to start but it does make a point. Clever wordplay and a dark sense of humor is always par for the course in TON music and you will find this has not changed with the song “Tripping A Blind Man”. While this seems like a cruel thing to do the feeling is lost when the bands Beatles-esque harmonies come into play. Continually labeled as a Gothic Metal band we are treated to that type of atmosphere on the song “September Sun”. This track has resounding power to it and also features Kenny Hickey very upfront in the vocals as well as Tara Van Flower (Lycium) who adds a little more ambience to the song. It is one of the longest of the CD’s inclusions at nine minutes. Silver’s keyboard work always adds the emphasis of doom on tunes like this one. Given this is only the early part of the album the fans can smile with a sinister grin in the knowledge that Type-O-Negative is once again representing Metal that always gave levels of surprise as much as satisfaction. Continue reading “Dead Again” (deluxe edition) by Type O Negative→
It was only a few months ago that the Lords Of Flatbush in Type O Negative had been to this very club as they supported their still smoldering “Dead Again” album. They hit us hard with help from Celtic Frost but that my friends is a narrative from another time. With this go round they had the Monster Metal purveyors of Lordi and I discussed that show in full on THIS LINK. Now its time to share the full gallery of images that were done for the story.
Type-O-Negative are Heavy Metal’s true Lords Of Flatbush and when they hit home turf for a concert the room is madness. This time around the band was performing with Finland’s Lordi and we were on point to bring you the full scoop. Scroll past the logo below to see it all. Stay negative.
Artist: Type-O-Negative Venue: Fillmore NY (New York, NY) Opener: Lordi Date: 10/29/2007 Label: SPV Records
It may have only been a few months ago that we last caught them performing at this very same venue, but there is just something incredible about Type-O-Negative doing a gig on home ground. Whenever these Brooklyn natives announce that they are stopping by for a couple of shows, the tickets sell faster than the fans can get their hands on them and often many are left saddened at the entry gate to the club. Given they have been one of my favorite groups for some time I like to catch them when they perform in the area and since they were absent from the touring and recording scene for a couple of years, attending this show would be a no-brainer for me. I did wonder if they would do the exact same set as that previous show as the band was rather notorious for that, but we shall see I mused to myself as I made my way inside the Fillmore NY. As I had expected in advance, the event was sold out. For this leg of their tour supporting the album “Dead Again”, the guys would bring with them that monster of a band Lordi. This band is a whole lot of fun in the visual sense if you have yet to see them and a continuation of bringing great acts on the road with them. Those who attended the early shows back in May will recall how Heavy Metal legends Celtic Frost opened up for them and while some of the Old School purists balked at the idea of such a group having to come up first, at the end of the day it did them good as it introduced them to fans who may have been too young to appreciate them during their own heyday. Twin Method was also on the bill as the startup band but I didn’t get to see them at all. Now as the venue grew dark it was time for Lordi’s arrival and their chance to make these fans their own. Continue reading Type O Negative @ Fillmore at Irving Plaza (10/29/2007)→
The great Type O Negative had returned with a killer album called “Dead Again” and would perform with Celtic Frost as their direct support for a show that was documented in full on THIS LINK. Now please enjoy the full gallery of images that we captured during the allowed time in the pit.
Type O Negative had finally returned with the incredible “Dead Again” CD and their NYC show was sold out quickly and required that an additional night be added to keep the maniacs at bay. The show featured both Celtic Frost and Brand New Sin as their openers and while we would miss BNS, we were in place for the direct support and main talent that night. To see and learn more about this show just scroll past the logo below.
Artist: Type O Negative Venue: The Fillmore NY (New York, NY) Opener: Celtic Frost, Brand New Sin Date: 5/7/2007 Label: SPV Records
Having been a fan of Type O Negative for as long as I can remember, I am always looking forward to when these “Lords Of Flatbush” return home to deliver their unique brand of Gothic meets Doom Metal. The show tonight would be one of two booked events and each was an immediate sellout as far as the tickets were concerned. I’ve found this to be the case whenever they perform in the vicinity and remember times when they played the fabled, but now closed L’Amour in Brooklyn to nights at Roseland Ballroom. I had found their shows to always be a good time and always to a capacity audience in the venue. Yet these tickets seemed to go a lot faster than usual because the music attending crowds of New York had not seen Type-O on the stage for a few years. The announcement of their return would be well met and this run of dates would also feature the Metal might of the legendary Celtic Frost as their special guest opener. Brand New Sin would be the ones to start it all off and Irving Plaza, oops I mean “The Fillmore NY at Irving Plaza” would be the venue it all went down in. The new name is a result of the Live Nation company purchasing the venue and giving it a slight makeover – but don’t worry it is still pretty much the exact place that we have all seen shows at over the years. Continue reading Type O Negative @ Fillmore at Irving Plaza (5/7/2007)→