Is it a review or an interview? In this “chicken or the egg” situation, the review came first, but I thought it might be interesting to get some insight from the band on this very complex album.
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The entire purpose of the Groundbreakers series is to honor and revere those albums and bands that have shaped the course of heavy metal history. Type O Negative are one such band, though as my pal 365 Days of Horror pointed out in his Think Tank, tracing their heritage is a tricky process. There are no bands that play in a style that is completely derivative of Type O. As Ron Deuce put it, “Type O is one of those bands that is in a category all their own. Some band from the future will tap into it and capture the vibe. That’s the only thing I can think of.” Despite their uniqueness, Type O Negative have a tangible impact on the genre. Allow me to explain how.