Nut Suite. Mini reviews of albums old and new. Minimum words. No fuss. No spoilers [?]. Occasional smugs.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

TYPE O NEGATIVE / October Rust (1996)

Type O Neg's most accessible release is a dense, gothic, melancholy (with a hint of humour), pagan-inspired opus that seems to go on forever. The songs have a beauty that let Peter Steele's voice really shine; he hasn't abandoned his gloomy vampiric womb-trembling tones, but he's imbued them with new life. The songs are… dare I say it… catchy! Much of it still sounds like it's played at the wrong speed, but it makes more sense this time. However, if you hated the guitar sound before, then you probably won't feel any different about it this time.
Includes a love it or hate it cover version of Neil Young's Cinnamon Girl.

Songs of Note: My Girlfriend's GirlfriendCinnamon Girl

4 burnt flowers out of 5

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