With Halloween coming up on Monday, and a deluxe vinyl boxed set of all their Roadrunner albums coming to independent record stores November 25, we thought we'd ask you what you think of Type O Negative.
For those who aren't familiar with the group's body of work, here's a brief rundown: they emerged at the dawn of the '90s, combining the grinding thrash of late frontman Pete Steele's previous band, Carnivore, with a seemingly bottomless well of doom riffs and a surprising gift for haunting melodies. The roaring sludge of their earliest albums, Slow, Deep and Hard and The Origin of the Feces, was gradually bolstered on Bloody Kisses, October Rust, World Coming Down and Life is Killing Me with ever-increasing doses of melody, Goth gloom and crushingly heavy guitar. They also exhibited good taste in covers, putting their own unique spin on tunes like the Beatles' "Day Tripper" and "I Want You (She's So Heavy)," Neil Young's "Cinnamon Girl," Deep Purple's "Highway Star" and, unsurprisingly, Black Sabbath's "Black Sabbath."
We've put together a 25-track Spotify playlist of tracks from all their Roadrunner albums; you can hear that at this link.
Now - which is your favorite Type O Negative album?