Jul 22, 2011
Type O Negative - World Coming Down ...
The keyboards are mournful and remind one of a cross between a funeral procession, an invocation and a 70's Metal. He is the atmosphere and the tension release from the stringed instruments. Johnny pounds out some of his more creative patterns on this album than on succeeding releases. Peter's voice is in fine form here as well. Furthering his foray into cleaner vocals he uses his full range on this album from start to finish. The lyrics are perhaps some of the bands bleakest yet. This album was created around the time of Peter’s father's death and his sorrow and pain can be heard in every note and every chord the band plays. If there were any complaints it would be the random samples of noise signifying how the band members will die, and the second to last song. The samples are pointless and filler material. The second to last song 'All Hallows Eve' simply doesn't fit this album; however Kenny does take a crack at singing the verses and isn’t half bad.
This is a very intense record, like the one prior this is as close to soul purging sonic therapy as you're ever going to get. This album will tear you up and leave you writhing in woe and misery while at the same time, lifting your spirit to see the worthless wretch you are. Unlike the bands prior release, this isn't art however. This is not a problem though because this album is in countless ways more than its predecessor. This is one of the best examples of American Doom Metal will ever find. This gets a 9.5/10
Review Written By Grimdoom
Ed's Note: This another one of those, are they really doom metal kind of bands? Personally I don't think so, what do you think readers?
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