I came across this song today as my iTunes library was set to random. I realized I hadn’t listened to Type O Negative in quite a while and it was a pleasure reacquainting myself with their dark and sometimes lighthearted music. So why not use it as the song of the week? This song appears on the album Life is Killing Me from 2003. Enjoy!
Merry Christmas, everyone. I have decided to forego the album of the week this week and just have a song of the day today.
The song of the day for Christmas Day 2010, is “Red Water (Christmas Mourning) by Type O Negative, from their album “October Rust”.
This is not a particularly cheery Christmas song, but it does the trick. The world of metal has only a few Christmas songs.
I sincerely hope each of you have a great Christmas, and that you spend today with loved ones or good friends. No one should have to spend Christmas alone. I also encourage you to take a few moments to think about the people that are less fortunate than you.
A special Christmas wish goes out to all of our military brothers and sisters downrange in harm’s way. Come home safe.
Good Morning All,
This week’s album of the week is one of my favorites. It has become one of my all time favorites since the lead singer and bassist passed away. The death of the pivotal member of this band was the greatest blow of all the rock deaths in the last year (or so).
This week’s Album of the Week is “October Rust” by Type O Negative
Released in 1996, this album is not one of their most critically acclaimed, but it is one of my favorites. Type O Negative are the masters of gothic metal, and they seemed like they genuinely had fun while making music, despite their persona.
It seems like the metal community lost more bass players than anything this last year. We also lost Mike Alexander (Evile) and Paul Gray (Slipknot) in addition to Peter Steele. Peter Steele’s death seemed to fly under the radar, but to me, it was the most upsetting.
RIP Peter Steele. You can never be replaced.