Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Doom Metal, Gothic/Dark Rock | Heft: Jahrgang 2013, eclipsed Nr. 151 / 6-2013 | VÖ-Jahr: 2013 | Wertung: 6/10 | Label: Steamhammer | Autor: JV

Probably Type O Negative would have continued like the troupe with the infernal horse skull as emblem and transported dark themes like (female) murder, heroin addiction, death with sluggish rhythms and dramatic guitars, at least six feet deep. The apocalyptic horse, called into this world by the former Type-O drummer Sal Abruscato, follows the trail of the Brooklyn troop with the rare blood group stubbornly like a field horse. This means deep grips into the cliché box as far as the pale green-grey booklet design (lots of ravens, gravestones and dark figures are draining) and the choice of words are concerned. Metaphors are quite Abruscato, but not completely alien, as the stronger tracks, like the "Dead Of Winter" or the top track, seem to show. Musically, there's not much to complain about. Type O shine through clearly in all tracks, Abruscato, here guitarist, but at least gives his bone foal his own voice. By the way, it's Abruscato's Type-O-Negative successor Johnny Kelly who is also working on the drums here.

Top track: Day Of The Storm

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