Type O Negative - Dead Again (2007) (Japan, MICP-10650)
Year & Label: 2007, Marquee Inc., Japan | CD#: MICP-10650
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I still remember buying this album a few days after it came out in 2007. I had known about the band for quite some time, but this album was my first purchase and led to me becoming a fan. Unfortunately I had no idea that it would very well be the band's final album due to the tragic death of bassist/vocalist Peter Steele.
Musically, this album seems to go back to the band's roots and serves as a companion of sorts to 1991's "Slow, Deep and Hard." The soundscapes and ambient tracks of past efforts have entirely disappeared and a great deal of punk influence shows up on songs such as "Tripping A Blind Man" and "Halloween in Heaven" that hasn't been seen since "Bloody Kisses." Of course, the band's signature elements are still in place with many songs featuring frequent tempo changes, drawn out instrumental passages, catchy hooks, and an unbelievably dark atmosphere.
The band's performance is as strong as always with the album's clear production greatly working in the group's favor. I hate sounding like an opportunistic sycophant, but Steele's vocal performance on this album may be one of the best of his career. I also enjoy guitarist/vocalist Kenny Hickey's pounding riffs and strong vocal contributions as well as keyboardist Josh Silver's melodies on tracks such as the beautifully somber September Sun."
The lyrics are also nicely written and are predictably packed with many moments of the band's signature dark humor. But while previous albums predominately dealt with death and romance, many of the album's songs revolve around religion and Steele's then-recent conversion from Catholicism. "Tripping a Blind Man" deals with conversion, "The Profits of Doom" and "Halloween in Heaven" humorously portray the apocalypse and the afterlife, "These Three Things" looks at abortion, and "An Ode to Locksmiths" provides an intriguing take on the Christian creation myth. On the flip side, "She Burned Me Down" and "Hail and Farewell to Britian" deal with relationships and the title track features a now ironic look at drug abuse.
All in all, this is a very strong album that greatly adds to the band's legacy. It's definitely not the same as "Bloody Kisses" or "October Rust," but the lack of filler material makes this one of the band's most consistent efforts to date. Most certainly worth checking out for doom metal fans of all kinds as well as the band's usual followers.
~ www.metal-archives.com/ Musicians:
Vocals, Bass : Peter Steele
Guitars : Kenny Hickey
Drums : Johnny Kelly
keyboards : Josh Silver
Recorded, mixed and mastered at Systems Two, Brooklyn, NY
Additional recording at Sty In The Sky, Brooklyn, NY and Paul Bento's Studio
Engineered by Josh Silver and Mike Marciano Track List:
01. Dead Again [4:15]
02. Tripping A Blind Man [7:05]
03. The Profit Of Doom [10:47]
04. September Sun [9:48]
05. Halloween In Heaven [4:50]
06. These Three Things [14:21]
07. She Burned Me Down [7:54]
08. Some Stupid Tomorrow [4:21]
09. An Ode To Locksmiths [5:15]
10. Hail And Farewell To Britain [8:56] EAC extraction logfile
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