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Why is Type O Blood so Important
His name always comes up. Back home near Dallas, where he moved several years ago, Kelly is remembering Peter Steele -- his friend and bandmate in Brooklyn-bred goth metal quartet Type O Negative -- who died April 14, , from an aortic aneurysm at the age of By the early s, Steele had pieced together the politically incorrect Carnivore, which ran its thrash metal course through Kelly replaced Abruscato in Despite only peaking at No. When he was at his worst with drugs and alcoholism, no one knew if he would still be around. He was at that place.
When New York crossover band Carnivore broke up in , vocalist-bassist Peter Steele joined forces with childhood friend and keyboardist Josh Silver and formed the short-lived Fallout, then with the addition of guitarist Kenny Hickey and drummer Sal Abruscato, Repulsion, which changed their name to Type O Negative. Type O followed a year later with the fake live album The Origin of the Feces Not Live at Brighton Beach , which featured renamed and rearranged cuts from the debut. Many fans were expecting more abrasive punk-based songs when Type O Negative released what would prove to be their breakthrough album in , Bloody Kisses. What they got was practically a different group. While Bloody Kisses contained vestiges of the band's past in the punky "Kill All the White People" and "We Hate Everyone," most of the album features a strikingly innovative hybrid of Black Sabbath-style doom, early Sisters of Mercy-esque goth, hooky Beatles-inspired pop and experimental psychedelic rock across its bracing, gloomy epics. Steele seductively crooned about sex, heartbreak and death in a deep, baritone voice, Hickey complemented the vocals with slow, chugging riffs, clean, oblong licks, crystalline arpeggios and melodic solos. Silver crafted four instrumental interludes, which gave the album a weird, unhinged vibe. While the songs were catchy, they were also elliptical and multifaceted.
Type O Negative was an American gothic metal band formed in Brooklyn, New York in ,   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. On April 14, , Steele died, reportedly from heart failure   brought on by an aortic aneurysm. Shortly after signing in the band released their debut, Slow, Deep and Hard. Type O Negative's first album, Slow Deep and Hard ,  incorporated dragging Black Sabbath-esque dirge riffs , maniacal hardcore outbursts, and droning industrial and gothic atmospheres. The songs were long, multi-part theatrical epics, with lyrics loosely surrounding a story involving a man enacting revenge on a cheating girlfriend before ultimately contemplating his actions and committing suicide. They began creating a new album that was supposed to be live. The subsequent album was entitled The Origin of the Feces and a warning label was put on the album cover: "Not Live at Brighton Beach".