Much like our pal Anso — whose musings on Peter Steele’s death you absolutely must read — I got into Type O Negative a bit later than most. When I was a budding metal youth I heard “Christian Woman” and “Black No. 1” on the radio often (then Q104.3 “Pure Rock”) and I really liked them… but for whatever reason I never dived fully into the deep, dark abyss of Type O.

It wasn’t until I returned to metal after a lengthy hiatus that I really started to appreciate this band via the metallic airwaves of WSOU, starting with “I Don’t Wanna Be Me” from 2003’s Anso-approved Life is Killing Me. It happened again when Dead Again dropped in 2007; “Halloween in Heaven” just hit that awesome Type O sweet spot. And hey, lookee at that… I even gave Dead Again 4 out of 5 horns when it came out; go me.

Enjoy these two under-appreciated latter day Type O gems.


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