Artist: Type-O-Negative Title: “Bloody Kisses” (limited edition) Label: Roadrunner Records Release Date: 11/22/1994 Genre: Gothic/Heavy Metal Rating: 4/5
Type-O-Negative had really delivered a good one with “Bloody Kisses” and when it was originally released in 1993, it showcased the band as a powerhouse of the relatively new Gothic Metal genre. It was an interesting change of pace from the deluge of Seattle bands that were dominating the airwaves at the time. The band re-issued the album in 1994 as a limited edition that came packaged with a VHS tape of two of the bands videos depending on where you found it and would also come now in a digipak cardboard case as opposed to the conventional jewel case. This was rather new at the time and has since become common place. There are a number of differences between this and the original release and the first one would be the removal of the soundscape tracks. Gone are “Machine Screw”, “Fay Wray Come Out And Play” and the other two along with the songs “We Hate Everyone” and “Kill All The White People”. It seemed that not long after the album was released that the band faced a number of criticisms based on the nature implied in these songs even though lyrically they were very tongue in cheek and an obvious inside joke from the band to their fans. I admit not being too crazy about the “KATWP” tune since it was too hard core for me, but I did like “We Hate Everyone” quite a bit. To make up for the subtracted tunes they added a new track called “Suspended In Dusk” which played upon the whole vampire mystique and was a solemn and brooding tune. Continue reading “Bloody Kisses” (Limited Edition) by Type O Negative→
The Groovy Ghoulie emeritus is definitely Mr. Wednesday 13 and with his debut performance at B.B. King Blues Club we made sure to be in attendance. He brought along Until Destiny for this evenings ride and by clicking the logo below you will be brought to the article on the main PiercingMetal.com site. Photos of both bands are presented for your visual enjoyment.
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)→