Type O Negative Songs Ranked

Type O Negative was an American gothic metal band formed in Brooklyn, New York in 1989, by Peter Steele (lead vocals, bass), Kenny Hickey (guitar, co-lead vocals), Josh Silver (keyboards, backing vocals), and Sal Abruscato (drums, percussion), who was later replaced by Johnny Kelly. Their lyrical emphasis on themes of romance, depression, and death resulted in the nickname “The Drab Four” (in homage to the Beatles’ “Fab Four” moniker). The band went platinum with 1993’s Bloody Kisses, and gold with 1996’s October Rust, and gained a fanbase through seven studio albums, two best-of compilations, and concert DVDs. Steele died on April 14, 2010, at the age of 48; some sources report the cause of death as heart failure brought on by an aortic aneurysm, while others list sepsis caused by diverticulitis. Hickey and Kelly stated in a November 2010 interview with French music magazine Rock Hard that Type O Negative had broken up following Steele’s death. Here are all of the Type O Negative songs ranked.

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10. Paranoid (The Origin of the Feces, 1992)

“Without a doubt I would say this destroys the original Black Sabbath version makes almost 3 minute song into a 7 minute one and makes it sound a lot better oh and as a bonus the riff of Iron Man is in the song as well.”

9. Haunted (October Rust, 1996)

“In my honest opinion, this song contains one of the most accurate passages that describes what it is to truly love someone (at least if you are inclined toward “darker” things). If anyone reading this has ever found themselves lying awake at night and dreaming of someone, then they can relate to this song perfectly, regardless of inclinations.”

8. Bloody Kisses (A Death in the Family) (Bloody Kisses, 1993)

“Probably their best song. Slow and somber, but also very heavy. Love the atmosphere, and how the melody builds and progresses. Beautiful piano work, and Pete’s singing is at it’s best. I heard this after a funeral and the lyrics hit me really hard, especially the “Please don’t go” part.”

Type O Negative – Bloody Kisses (1993, CD) - Discogs

7. World Coming Down (World Coming Down, 1999)

“This Album is the best album to date for fans of dark morbid stuff. It doesn’t even think about moving off the subjects. This is a great album and for the most part it talks about death and life. Everything Dies proving to be the Ultirmate song on here. Dealing with death itself. You may also find the tracks: Sinus, Liver, and Lung to be the darkest stuff to put inbetween tracks. Its ment to shock you like a horror flick. Also makes you think a little more before you start smoking or drinking or sniffing stuff you ain’t supposed to.”

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6. I Don’t Wanna Be Me (Life Is Killing Me, 2003)

“Great song! Just the way Peter Steele sings with the deep grunt leading into a scream combined with the railroad crossing bell in the background and the high energy makes this one of his best tracks along with Black No. 1”

5. Unsuccessfully Coping With the Natural Beauty of Infidelity (Slow, Deep and Hard, 1991)

“This song cracks me up, especially the way Pete says “sorrow” at the end of the second verse.
I like the way this song is put together, I guess it’s kinda like a rhapsody. It’s pretty obvious what the song is about.”

Type O Negative - Slow, Deep and Hard - Vinyl 2LP - 2014 - US - Original |  HHV

4. Love You to Death (October Rust, 1996)

“UNIQUE! When I listen to it, I feel like a spirit inside me, a spirit that controls my emotions, and makes me become sad and happy at the same time! UNIQUE, JUST UNIQUE!”

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3. Christian Woman (Bloody Kisses, 1993)

“A woman stuck between religion and sex. She tries to be the Good Christian.. and she fails. Her urges get to her and she slides deeper and deeper into something she knows is wrong. But, as we all know by the lyrics, she doesnt mind a little freefall into hell if she gets what she wants.”

2. Wolf Moon (October Rust, 1996)

“In a poetic fashion, Steele could have been writing that when a woman comes to her time of the month, he finds it erotic and enticing to go down on her. It’s a play on the gothic appeal in music and lyrics. Almost a satire and a joke, but he plays the part well. I do agree that this song is creepy, erotic, seductive, and gross–all at once.

Type O Negative – October Rust (2019, Green Translucent, Vinyl) - Discogs

1. Black No.1 (Bloody Kisses, 1993)

“This is the ultimate track by them in my own opinion! It has a really good gothic feel to the whole song and it just keeps getting better. This track is dark, slow and well written, and developed. I like many of their songs, but this is simply the best.”