Type O Negative October Rust CD
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  • Type O Negative’s brand of music has always been hard to digest for listeners like me and modern rock radio and the band’s October Rust CD is not helping to solve the problem at all
  • Unfortunately, October Rust is not for everyone as it’s not a heavy album as compared to its predecessors and fans of the band who’ve been clamoring for the dark, aggressive brand of Goth from the band will not be satisfied with it
  • But for those rock fans who for years and years have appreciated the band’s masterful playing and unique songwriting skills, the album October Rust is definitely worth playing

    • by sherwin bering
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      Type O Negative’s brand of music has always been hard to digest for listeners like me and modern rock radio and the band’s October CD is not helping to solve the problem at all. Not only the album will alienate the band further from mainstream music but might even turn off some of the fans who were accustomed to expecting and listening to the Drab Four’s distinctive sound: a seamless emulsion of Goth, thrash and punk that paints diabolic, somber and gloomy moods when it borders on dark, distorted and dirgey state to being belligerent and aggressive during its enraged outburst.

      But for the tried and true fans, October could be the band’s most defining artistic


      statement to date, an evolution for the bands overall sound.

      Unlike their previous album, October is almost radio-friendly, a diversion from the down-trodden spirit of Bloody Kisses and Origin of the Feces.

      .

      There are no blistering guitar riffs reminiscent of “Kill All the White People” or aggressive overtones of “Christian Woman’ and “Black No.

      1”.

      The Gothic elements are still there, a mesh of heavily distorted bass and guitars, majestic keyboards and thick drum beats but this time the members of Type O Negative created a lusher sounding album, complete with layers of choir voice and vast sounds in the background with some heaviness and aggression cut out of the music In the band’s typically comic fashion,


      • opening track “Bad Ground” treats the listeners to the mindless banter of band members which segues into the cut “Love You to Death” , which sees the band in its usual haunting and surreal self, as guitars lifts Steele’s vocals to heights never hear heard before, showcasing a broader and increased range for the frontman.

        “Green Man”, “My Girlfriend’s Girlfriend” and “ In Praise of Bacchus” displays the band penchant for Euro-pop music which can surprise and displease their Goth fans but the sinister aura of “Wolf Moon” and the depressing mood of “Red Water” and “Haunted” would still bring the album back to the familiar TON underworld, with Josh Silver’s delicate keyboards orchestrates vocalist Peter Steele’s vampiric howls.

        /> Another noteworthy is the spell-binding cover of Neil Young’s “Cinnamon Girl”, where the upbeat combo of bouncing bassline and reverb-rich guitars turns the song into one of the albums standout cuts.

        Unfortunately, October is not for everyone as it’s not a heavy album as compared to its predecessors and fans of the band who’ve been clamoring for the dark, aggressive brand of Goth from the band will not be satisfied with it.

        Some may even accuse the band as sell-outs for the commercial appeal of the album although its far from being commercial at all.

        But for those rock fans who for years and years have appreciated the band’s masterful playing and unique songwriting skills, the album October is definitely worth playing.




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