Posts Tagged ‘goth’

This entry is part 7 of 11 in the series The Top 10 Least Worst Type O Negative Songs

inmemoriamPSIn my lifetime, I’ve heard hundreds of bands that have come and gone, but rarely have I missed a band’s music as much as I miss Type O Negative’s. With the sudden loss of iconic, multitalented frontman Peter Steele, the band was laid to rest permanently in April 2010. But every year during the Halloween season, I not only listen to Type O, but I find it necessary to visit the grave of an old friend. So there’s no better playlist for this time of year than one from the band that believed “every day was Halloween.”

4. “Wolf Moon (Including Zoanthropic Paranoia)” (from October Rust, 1996)
A fan favorite. The band already had a vampire song, so this was quite logical.

This entry is part 6 of 11 in the series The Top 10 Least Worst Type O Negative Songs

inmemoriamPSIn my lifetime, I’ve heard hundreds of bands that have come and gone, but rarely have I missed a band’s music as much as I miss Type O Negative’s. With the sudden loss of iconic, multitalented frontman Peter Steele, the band was laid to rest permanently in April 2010. But every year during the Halloween season, I not only listen to Type O, but I find it necessary to visit the grave of an old friend. So there’s no better playlist for this time of year than one from the band that believed “every day was Halloween.”

5. “My Girlfriend’s Girlfriend” (from October Rust, 1996)
Classic tongue-in-cheek humor, which played a huge part in the band. This may have been the catchiest song post-Bloody Kisses. And you know what? I never realized an official video existed for it until now. Check it out.

This entry is part 10 of 11 in the series The Top 10 Least Worst Type O Negative Songs

inmemoriamPSIn my lifetime, I’ve heard hundreds of bands that have come and gone, but rarely have I missed a band’s music as much as I miss Type O Negative’s. With the sudden loss of iconic, multitalented frontman Peter Steele, the band was laid to rest permanently in April 2010. But every year during the Halloween season, I not only listen to Type O, but I find it necessary to visit the grave of an old friend. So there’s no better playlist for this time of year than one from the band that believed “every day was Halloween.”

1. “Black No. 1 (Little Miss Scare -All)” (from Bloody Kisses, 1993)
The 11-minute-plus “Black No.1 (Little Miss Scare-All)” is an ode to all things in goth culture, poking fun at it all, but it’s mainly based on a goth girl that Steele formerly dated. Apparently, she was very full of herself. Oh, and in case you didn’t know, “Black No. 1” is hair dye.

69eyes-XReview by Jeff Maki
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Sadly, with with no more Type O Negative or Ramones, and with fellow countrymen HIM seemingly going through the motions over the course of its past few albums, The 69 Eyes’ 10th album, appropriately titled X, can go a long way in filling this musical void left of leather wearing goth ‘n’ rollers, while chasing plenty of tail along the way. (more…)

Paul Allender: "From the Cradle to the Abyss"

Paul Allender: “From the Cradle to the Abyss”

No introduction needed. On the 2011 Creatures of the Abyss tour, Live Metal’s Jeff Maki and Ryan Mavity sat down with longtime Cradle of Filth guitarist Paul Allender to discuss the band’s beginnings all the way up to this particular dark and rainy present day. (more…)

sirenia-enigmaDuring the past decade, Sirenia’s founder, Morten Veland (formerly of Tristania), has seen a harem of talented, beautiful female singers come and go, including Fabienne Gondamin (At Sixes and Seven), Henriette Bordvik (An Elixir for ExistenceSirenian Shores) and, more recently, Monika Pedersen (Nine Destinies and a Downfall). Then he found and recruited Spanish vocalist Ailyn after auditioning more than 500 women. Her debut with the band came on 2009’s The 13th Floor, an album  we said “should put Sirenia into the elite class of gothic metal.”

A couple years later, that hasn’t quite come to fruition, but their new album, The Enigma of Life, might change that. (more…)

type_o_bloody_kissesThe sky is cloudy and a dreary gray with sprinkles of cold rain. Colored leaves are falling on the damp ground, and the wind has regained that hint of wintry chill. The atmosphere and setting seem more desolate, and there is an ominous aura in the air. There’s a level of unpredictably, mystery, sexuality and barrels of fun waiting to be had by all. And of course, there’s a shitload of candy.

It’s hard to put in words the feelings of thistime of the season, but there’s no better metal record to do that than Type O Negative’s 1993 goth metal classic, Bloody Kisses. (more…)

The_69_Eyes_DevilsThough Finland’s The 69 Eyes have been around for some time, they have only recently gotten U.S. exposure, played their first show here earlier this year. Sure the band may look like Misfits wannabes, but their music is damn good. This band uses their image as a marketing tool, but its not about looks.  (more…)

Jyrki 69 of Theh 69 Eyes

Jyrki 69 of Theh 69 Eyes

Review by Greg Maki

It had been a while since I had encountered a gathering of goths like I did at the Recher Theatre this night. Then again, there weren’t too many of them, as the venue was only about half full (which wasn’t bad for a Monday night). All I could think about was how miserable these kids must have been outside in the 98-degree heat as they waited to get inside.

Due to personal scheduling issues, I missed the first band of the evening, Night Kills the Day. I arrived minutes before Fair to Midland took the stage. The band, which is signed to System of a Down frontman Serj Tankian’s Serjical Strike imprint, played a high-energy set hopping from genre to genre seemingly by the minute. Singer Darroh Sudderth was so manic that he seemed on the verge of a nervous breakdown. Keyboardist Matt Langley is the band’s strongest asset, bringing beauty to an often chaotic sound. (more…)

samael-solarSwitzerland’s Samael is back with Solar Soul, three years after 2004’s Reign of Light. The band started as a black metal band in the early ’90s but has introduced more of an electronic sound with the last few releases in an effort to reinvent and separate themselves from the masses. This is their seventh full-length release, in addition to several EPs. (more…)

typeo-deadIn 1994, rock music was formerly introduced to the goth metal doom of Type O Negative by their breakthrough album, Bloody Kisses. The album spawned the single “Christian Woman” and the Halloween vampire anthem, “Black No. 1.” It was like nothing heard before, combining menacing doom metal with goth and pop-rock style—Black Sabbath meets the Beatles, if you will. To date, it has sold nearly a million copies in the United States. The band followed it with 1996’s October Rust, a critically acclaimed goth metal epic, while 1999’s World Coming Down and 2003’s Life Is Killing Me saw the band somewhat going through the motions after their new found success. Though they were strong efforts, both albums lacked fire or new ideas. Rumors circulated about the band’s demise, and in 2005, their official web site depicted a tombstone marked Peter Steele. Now, we finally have the appropriately titled Dead Again on their new record label, SPV. (more…)