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TON make GREAT effort with LIFE IS KILLING ME!
on 3 December 2004
Type O Negative's career has been long and ancient, in fact it goes back 18 years! Life Is Killing Me predates the bands whole career, with brilliant songs, actually, TON took 4 years to release this, to all who don't have their album "The Least Worst Of.." All the bands albums should be part of RR's Two From The Vault series as they get older. Peter Steele seems so depressed on this and (truthfully) wants to commit suicide, or try freelance gynecology!
Let's look at more interesting stuff.
Peter Steele began his quest when he, Marc and Louie created the band CARNIVORE, this began with demos and then the band were signed to ROADRUNNER or actually ROADRACER as it was in the 80's. Their first self-titled debut in 1986, un-owned by some die-hard CARNIVORE fans, but that was followed by an even more better nugget, 1987's RETALIATION, a must own for all, lots of swearing and complex moodswings by Pete.
In 1991, TON was brought to life, but the other alternative name was SUBZERO. SLOW, DEEP AND HARD is the most disgusting name for an album and should be known world-wide to the mothers of prostitutes. LIFE IS KILLING ME is fantastic in all senses, "Thir13teen" is a good instrumental, from the TV series "The Munsters", "I Don't Wanna Be Me" is simply great, nice chorus and sensible lyrics from Pete's point of view, "Less Than Zero (<0)" has greater lyrics, sound is ace. "Todd's Ship Gods (Above All Things) has great music and lyrics very comparable. "I Like Goils" has awesomely funny lyrics and vocals, a simple quote here "But I'm proud not to be PC!A Dish Best Served Coldly" has ace vocals, music, and lyrics, no complaints so far, except the songs last so long, as in Type O's career...
"How Could She" has got woman's names in it, brilliant song, the title track is cool aswell, describing Peter Steele's slow and painful suicide, all of it's parts are basically lowlife kinda style. "Nettie" is a sensitive song where Peter sees the light in his uncontrollable misery. "(We Were) Electrocute" is brilliant, and is on the "Freedy VS. Jason" soundtrack, sensible selection.
"Iydkmigthtky(Gimme That)" is sensible and i felt fair to love this song, i wouldn't bother to describe it more,simply concentate on the Brills, excellents, and fantastics. "Angry Inch" is the size of Peter's penis, i read the lyrics again, Oh Boy! I almost died laughing at them. "Drunk In Paris" is another fantastic instrumental, especially Josh Silver's piano on this nugget. The album closer "The Dream Is Dead" is about a lonely Valentines Day, good ending aswell, overall, Just beyond words!
Peter Stelle, Josh Silver, Kenny Hickey and Johnny Kelly have produced a great album, BUY THIS! THERE'S A BONUS CD WITH UNRELEASED NUGGETS ASWELL!
~ Calum Fairweather