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Type O Negative

New York goth metal quartet Type O Negative were led by vocalist/bassist/songwriter Peter Steele and featured guitarist Ken Hickey, keyboardist Josh Silver, and drummer Johnny Kelly. Steele formed Type O Negative in 1990 out of the remnants of thrash band Carnivore, along with his friend Sal Abruscato (drums). Type O's music slowed down the tempos of thrash metal, alternately satirizing and wallowing in a glum mixture of misanthropy, misogyny, depression, and vampiric vocals, as well as loads of cheap-sounding guitar distortion. The band's debut album, Slow, Deep and Hard, was released in 1991, featuring long, mopey dirges with titles like "Unsuccessfully Coping with the Natural Beauty of Infidelity." Not everyone appreciated Steele's dark sense of humor, though, and he was roasted by some critics who charged him with being a homicidal misogynist and Nazi sympathizer. A fake live album, The Origin of the Feces, appeared the following year, its notorious cover depicting a pair of spread buttocks (the album was eventually reissued with less graphic artwork). Released in 1993, Bloody Kisses added surprisingly skilled Beatlesque melodies, and Steele's often ironic treatments of his depressing subject matter and the emotional and musical excesses of goth (particularly Type O Negative's brand) were deadly accurate and often very funny. Abruscato departed following its release to join Life of Agony, at which point Kelly joined the band. Bloody Kisses slowly won the band a cult following, thanks in part to the video for "Black No. 1" and the band's constant touring, and the album cracked Billboard's Top 200 well over a year after its release. The more upbeat follow-up, October Rust, appeared in 1996, building on the more pop-oriented tracks of its predecessor; in the meantime, Steele achieved notoriety by appearing as a Playgirl magazine centerfold. World Coming Down finally appeared in 1999 after a three-year hiatus, a considerably darker affair than October Rust but proof that -- in spite of Steele's pronouncements to the contrary -- its predecessors were no fluke. In 2000, Roadrunner compiled The Least Worst of Type O Negative, which featured European single edits and alternate mixes of the band's most popular songs, plus several unreleased tracks. Life Is Killing Me arrived in 2003 with a cover of "Angry Inch" from the film Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Four years passed before the band returned with Dead Again. On April 14, 2010, Steele died from apparent heart failure at the age of 48, which brought Type O Negative to a close as a performing and recording unit. ~ Steve Huey
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Top Songs by
Type O Negative

  1.   Song
  2.   Black No. 1 (Little Miss Scare-All)
  3.   Christian Woman
  4.   I Don't Wanna Be Me
  5.   Life Is Killing Me
  6.   Wolf Moon
  7.   Skip It
  8.   My Girlfriend's Girlfriend
  9.   Black Sabbath
  10.   Paranoid
  11.   Everyone I Love Is Dead
  12.   We Hate Everyone
  13.   Blood & Fire
  14.   Red Water (Christmas Mourning)
  15.   Summer Breeze
  16.   Love You to Death
  17.   Cinnamon Girl
  18.   Everything Dies
  19.   Green Man
  20.   Too Late: Frozen
  21.   Hey Pete
  22.   Anesthesia
  23.   All Hallows Eve
  24.   Unsuccessfully Coping with the Natural Beauty of Infidelity
  25.   Iydkmigthtky (Gimme That)
  26.   In Praise of Bacchus
  27.   Die With Me
  28.   Be My Druidess
  29.   Kill All the White People
  30.   Day Tripper
  31.   World Coming Down
  32.   Bloody Kisses (A Death in the Family)
  33.   Who Will Save the Sane?
  34.   Drunk in Paris
  35.   12 Black Rainbows
  36.   Gravity
  37.   [Untitled Track]
  38.   Gravitational Constant: G = 6.67 x 10-8 cm-3 gm-1 sec-2
  39.   Highway Star
  40.   Machine Screw
  41.   (We Were) Electrocute
  42.   Thir13teen
  43.   Stay Out of My Dreams
  44.   It's Never Enough
  45.   Pyretta Blaze
  46.   Suspended in Dusk
  47.   Set Me on Fire
  48.   Burnt Flowers Fallen
  49.   Kill You Tonight
  50.   Der Untermensch
  51.   (no title) 'October Rust' Track 2 (spoken word intro)
  52.   Angry Inch
  53.   I Like Goils
  54.   Todd's Ship Gods (Above All Things)
  55.   Less Than Zero (<0)
  56.   Creepy Green Light
  57.   White Slavery
  58.   Haunted
  59.   Pain
  60.   Gravitational Constant
  61.   Prelude to Agony
  62.   Xero Tolerance
  63.   Fay Wray Come Out and Play
  64.   How Could She?
  65.   ...A Dish Best Served Coldly
  66.   Can't Lose You
  67.   I Know You're Fucking Someone Else
  68.   Glass Walls of Limbo
  69.   The Misinterpretation of Silence and Its Disastrous Consequences
  70.   [Untitled Track]
  71.   Are You Afraid
  72.   The Dream Is Dead
  73.   Nettie
  74.   Bad Ground
  75.   The Munsters (Cue)
  76.   Fay Wray Come Out To Play
  77.   The Glorious Liberation of the People's Technocratic Republic of Vinnland by the Combined Forces of the United Territories of Europa
  78.   Sinus
  79.   Liver
  80.   Lung
  81.   Dark Side of the Womb
  82.   (no title) 'October Rust' Track 15 [spoken word outro]
  83.   3.O.I.F.

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