- Audio CD (30 Dec. 1996)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: CD
- Label: ROADRUNNER UK
- ASIN: B000000H6Y
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- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 15,846 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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Top Customer Reviews
Admittedly, some of the songs have to be heard in the context of the whole album, but all of them have their rewards.
For me, the 'Jesus Christ looks like me' climax to Christian Woman is one of the most thrilling passages in all rock music. It's so direct, and has such momentum.
Other reviewers are right to note that this is an album which requires some investment from the listener. But so does any great album. Stuff that's immediately accessible soon palls.
Ultimately, this is an extremely listenable record. The stuff Steele is tapping into runs deep - he's managed to pin down emotions that a lot of people can relate to. The result is dark, brooding - and a masterpiece.
Of course the other point to make about this album is that it was a sleeper hit. Spending four years on the US bill board chart.
I fell in love with this record as a teenager, and it's certainly their most complete album, incorporating some of their most epic songs, as well as blending the band's hardcore beginnings and the deapan, un-PC sarcasm Type O are (in)famous for. "Christian Woman", "Bloody Kisses" and the immensely popular "Black No. 1" are the essential cuts, but to these ears, there really isn't a bad track on the record. Some may be annoyed by the montages such as "30IF" and "Machine Screw", which break the album up and set the scene for certain songs, but you can skip them.
The only criticism I can make of this record is that if your CD or MP3 player doesn't support seamless playback, you're going to have annoying breaks between tracks, and the individual tracks all overrun the breaks by half a second, adding extra annoyance. This irritation is only slightly relieved when you realise that this is probably another of the band's little "jokes".
Peter Steele does achieve something rather astounding here; metal songs that are repeatedly funny as well as having actual musical quality. Not to say he didn't also achieve this with Carnivore but it goes without saying that Carnivore was a completely different kettle of Cthulhu to the more sombre, self-depreciating tones of Type O Negative. Take `Christian Woman' for example, this is how more bands should do blasphemy, with a sense of fun rather than simply going "aggrh I wee on the cross". But the song writing here is consistently clever and witty, take the `Corpus Christi' bit, marvellous, taking the old Latin and turning it into something amusing. Being genuinely funny in metal is a bit of a rarity in itself...but gothic metal? crikey!
Fourteen tracks and one hour and a quarter seems a bit daunting...well I have a short attention span. Fret not you poor Ritalinless child, four of these are pointless noise tracks and the other ten are either brilliant or rather nice. `Christian Woman' had already endeared it's self to me through it's droll lyrics, but the song itself is Type O's masterpiece- a monument of slow burning ,epic, gothic doom with a difference...the sense of humour. This really is an exemplary example of long songs done well, basically, you need lots of good ideas that fit. The `Jesus Christ looks like me' in addition to being more hilarious blasphemy is a lovely volume piece of `Vol.Read more ›
The music is dark, no doubt about it. But not oppressively so. It has lighter moments sprinkled between the brooding mood. A lot of pop sensibilities on display too and some of the melodies are simply irresistible (just that 'Oooooo' at the beginning of 'Christian Woman' makes my nerves tingle). 'Set me on fire' could easily have been a lost Beatles songs (in one of their more freak out psychedelic moods) while 'Summer Breeze' became the band's most well known song (no thanks to being the opening title song for a horrid slasher film). But for me the core of the album is the opening one-two salvo of 'Christian Woman / Black No. 1' and the gloomy album closers (the title track, 'Too Late:Frozen' and 'Blood & Fire'). Fans of Carnivore and the debut album can sink their teeth into 'We hate everyone' and 'Kill all the white people'. Gotta love Pete's ironic sense of humor.
I have since gone on to own every album they have put together and loved them all but this one still maintains a special place in my heart (and a very few albums I own can claim that).
Lastly I would like to say RIP, Peter. And thank you for the countless hours of listening pleasure and innumerable moments of catharsis.
If that is not the ultimate purpose of music then what is?
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Another must-have, a true piece of art. The sound of this recording will never get out of your head. Pure transmission of genuine feelings through music.Published 21 days ago by red.M.aciej
Came quickly . Cannot fault the seller . The album is classic . Happy all round . Thank you .Published 5 months ago by adrian beresford
The item came really fast in perfect condition, brand new as described.The ALBUM is good and funny, classic 90's stuff.The quality and sound are great. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Miroslav Filipov
When this first came out only available on cd or cassette back in the early ninetys this was my first cd purchase so this is my first mp3 purchase. Read morePublished 19 months ago by alan
Very different music, generally for younger people, who like that kind of music, I personally COULDN'T listen to it for too long.Published on 14 Jan. 2014 by dbm
I bought Metal Hammer Magazine which came with a free CD. Most of the bands I had never heard of. One song on it was 'Too Late: Frozen' by some band called Type O Negative. Read morePublished on 5 Sept. 2010 by CxC