In 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.”
2. “Christian Woman” (from Bloody Kisses, 1993)
The first single, “Christian Woman,” was a three-part epic (cut and censored for video and radio play) centered on a haunting melody, an ultra-heavy, rhythmic guitar riff and Steele’s passionate vocals. The subject matter seemed innocent on the outside but was actually quite obscene. When studying the lyrics, the song seems to be about a young Christian woman that becomes lustful toward Jesus Christ and God, and maybe even masturbates while fantasizing about God.