A PALE HORSE NAMED DEATH: Chat With Bassist Eric Morgan Tonight!

Eric Morgan, who lays down the thunder for gloom n doom band A Pale Horse Named Death, will be doing an online chat at 7PM EST time tonight. Login to apalehorsenameddeath.com at 6:45PM EST and start posting questions for Eric to answer. He will be on at 7PM to start answering. Hopefully he won’t be 30 minutes late like some big named band was recently. *cough*metallica*cough.

 

 

Watch an entire A PALE HORSE NAMED DEATH show! Live from Warsaw, Poland!

Head on over to JUSTIN.TV to watch A Pale Horse Named Death wreck Poland. It’s a good way to start off your morning. If you haven’t heard who these guys are, it’s a few members from a couple of bands (Type O Negative, Seventh Void) and some new talent coming together to bring you good slow dark music.

Wednesday Wreck-ommendation!! Type O Negative! Happy Birthday Peter Steele!!!!

Since I was going to pay tribute to Peter Steele since he would have turned 50 today (holy shit!), I’m going to go ahead and recommend his main band, Type O Negative. You may have heard of them, they were absolutely huge in the 90′s and even today their music is still relevant, dark and sexy. Their groove style of doom and Steele’s baritone voice will put you into a trance. Get ready to have your panties soaked. Videos after the jump, listen to Type O Negative!!! RIP Peter Steele.

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Album Review! Woods of Ypres – Woods V: Grey Skies and Electric Light

Woods of YpresWoods V: Grey Skies & Electric Light

1. Career Suicide (Is Not Real Suicide)

2. Travelling Alone

3. Alternate Ending

4. Lightning & Snow

5. Finality

6. Death Is Not An Exit

7. Adora Vivos

8. Silver

9. Modern Life Architecture

10. Kiss My Ashes Goodbye (Part I)

11. Kiss My Ashes Goodbye (Part II)

Earache Records

I’m going to begin this review with the notes that were found within the promo. Canada’s WOODS OF YPRES push their haunted brand of bleak metal into new dimensions of tortured gloom. ‘Woods 5: Grey Skies & Electric Light‘ defines the sound the band have been striving for, marrying downbeat doom rock with catchy melody and hooky choruses into a sound that promises hope on one hand and delivers desolation on the other. Band mastermind David Gold delivers his dry Nick Cave-esque lyrical approach with a rumbling, rich baritone offset with a heartfelt ‘regular’ vocal, laying his soul bare on tracks such as ‘Career Suicide (Is Not A Real Suicide)‘ or the frail ‘Finality‘. With a rich production courtesy of John Fryer (Depeche Mode, NIN, White Zombie, HIM), the lush orchestration sets the emotions on edge in songs such as ‘Traveling Alone‘ or ‘Death Is Not An Exit‘. Woods of Ypres manage to make music that sounds catchy and upbeat, while crushing hearts at the same time, producing a dangerously addictive combination of self depreciation and eternal hope making ‘Woods 5: Grey Skies & Electric Light‘ a dark curse for those who dare to dream.

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RLotD! Type O Negative – I Don’t Wanna Be Me

I don’t wanna be me anymore

Ever throwing at his home
Two glass houses, twenty stones
Fourteen yellow, six are blue
Could it be worse?.. Quite doubtful.

I don’t wanna be me anymore
I don’t wanna be me anymore

1-2
1-2-3-4.

Two steps forward, three steps back
Without warning, heart attack
He fell asleep in the snow
Never woke up, died alone

I don’t wanna be me anymore
I don’t wanna be me anymore

1-2
1-2-3-4.

[x2]
Please don’t dress in black
When you’re at his wake
Don’t go there to mourn
But to celebrate

I don’t wanna be me anymore
I don’t wanna be me anymore

1-2
1-2-3-4.

I don’t wanna be me anymore
I don’t wanna be me anymore

Top 10 Type O Negative songs

Type O Negative is a type of music that isn’t necessarily heavy or metal. They are a gothic doom band hailing from Brooklyn, NY. Penetrating the masses ears since the early 90′s for all to enjoy. With that said, they have plenty of tunes to listen to. Here are my favorite 10 songs by them.

10. Black No. 1 from Bloody Kisses

9. Nettie from Life Is Killing Me

8. Love You To Death from October Rust

7. Red Water (Christmas Mourning) from October Rust

6. White Slavery from World Coming Down

5. Everyone I Love Is Dead from World Coming Down

4. IYDKMIGTHTKY (Gimme That) from Life Is Killing Me

3. Christian Woman from Bloody Kisses

2. …A Dish Best Served Coldly from Life Is Killing Me

1. Bloody Kisses (A Death in the Family) from Bloody Kisses

Now, most of their music is pretty much the same in terms of….well….if you listen to Type O then you understand what I mean….it’s all basically the same music wise. Slow, dark, some piano or ambient sounds and doom drumming that is to die for. What separates these and makes these 10 special is their hooks and how well the song is performed. I mean, it’s the little things like a perfectly timed keyboard performance or Peter Steele using his ultra low vocal style. A kick ass riff with some slow drum beat behind it and an ambient presence in the background. Type O is pretty atmospheric in terms of doom metal, not just trying to be creepy, scary or goth. But setting a tone musically and then giving you lyrics to sing back that just works so well together. If you’ve noticed, all of my top 10 come from these 4 albums:

Earlier and later albums are good but nothing compared to these 4 gems right here. This era of Type O Negative is with out a doubt their best musical offering. Starting at number ten we have Black No. 1. A very iconic Type O Negative song and even if you aren’t the biggest fan of this band, I’m sure you’ve heard of this song. It is a great song and the only reason why it didn’t get higher on my list is because the song gets slightly repetitive. However, this song is great when inebriated out of your mind. Number nine is a song that’s always stuck with me. Starting with Steele’s baritone voice then kicking up a notch singing “Nettie, no need to cry. Let me wipe those tear drops from your eyes”. The verse riff is good and honestly what makes the song so good for me is that chorus. That line he sings and the guitar riff in the background is great. At the 2:43 mark the song switches up a little bit and it’s the defining point in the song that makes it extraordinary. “Love You To Death” is number eight and musically it’s terrific. This song is great to sing along to. At Seven, we have “Red Water (Christmas Mourning)” and I think the opening is just so damn cool sounding. The entire song is written so well, one of the coolest sounding doom songs ever. Number six is the opener for World Coming Down and it has the best drum sound and guitar tone Type O Negative has ever used. “White Slavery” is a phenomenal track and it never loses it’s power. Epic riff after epic riff for over 8 minutes.

At number five is the track right after “White Slavery” on World Coming Down, “Everyone I Love Is Dead”. Love the lyrics and the guitar solo towards the end of the track is great. Number four is “IYDKMIGHTKY (Gimme That)” and that opening riff is so fucking GOOD. The magic is the chorus with the creepy keyboard piece in the background with the bad ass riff over it and Steele saying “If you don’t kill me, I’m gonna have to kill you.” There are many elements on this track, ranging from just a bass riff, keyboard ambiance and a flute. Even the “Gimme that, gimme that, gimme that” whispered in the background adds something good to the song. It’s all fitting and done so well. The ending is repetitive but I love the vocals and the music a lot. Ah, the song just gives me chills. “Christian Woman” comes in next and is one of Type O’s songs that defines who they are and what they do as a band. At second place we have “…A Dish Best Served Coldly”, one of my favorite songs by them. Fantastically written music and lyrics. With a section that I thoroughly enjoy singing along to:

How many times must I say I’m not sorry?
And how many ways can I show I don’t care?

At number one we have the epic song from their 1993 album with the same name “Bloody Kisses”. The organ starts the song, followed by the coolest riff in any Type O Negative song, then followed by a doom drum beat that is fucking brutal for being so slow. I love the lyrics of this particular song.

Not long ago but far away.
A rainy winter’s day.

All her pain she kept inside.
Could no longer hide.

No cry for help.
She killed herself.

Both life and love could not be saved.
She took them both to the grave.

This song is the best song by Type O Negative. I honestly wish I would have been a fan of them back in 93 so I could have enjoyed it more than I have. Could you imagine a little 8 year old running around listening to Type O? Hah. Anyways, Bloody Kisses is not only a great album, it’s their best song in my opinion. I love singing along and it’s one of those songs that just gives me chills everytime I listen to it. The chorus fucking rules.

It’s sad that Peter Steele is gone. Type O Negative was one of my favorite groups. On April 14, 2010 he died of heart failure, he was only 48. I had the privilege to see Type O once in concert. It was an incredible sight to behold. Their stage presence and performance was out of this world and they sounded great. Peter Steele will always live on through his music and he is definitely an inspiration to my own creative song writing.

Random Lyric of the Day! Type O Negative – “Bloody Kisses”

Not long ago but far away.
A rainy winter’s day.

All her pain she kept inside.
Could no longer hide.

No cry for help.
She killed herself.

Both life and love could not be saved.
She took them both to the grave.

to the grave.

A pair of souls become undone.
Where were two now one.

Divided by this wall of death.
I soon will join you yet.

With my blood I’ll find your love.

You found the strength to end your life.
As you did — so shall I.

Oh no.
Please don’t go.
Please don’t go.

It’s like a death
A death,
A death
In the family.

Don’t die.

A crimson pool so warm & deep.
Lulls me to an endless sleep.

Your hand in mine – I will be brave.
Take me from this earth.

And end this night – this, the end of life.

From the dark I feel your lips.
And I taste your bloody kiss.

Oh no.
Please don’t go.
Oh no.
Please don’t go.

Please don’t go
Please don’t go,
Please don’t
Please don’t
Go.

It’s like a death
A death,
A death
In the family.

[x2]
It’s like a death
A death,
A death
In the family.

Don’t die
On me,
Don’t die
On me.

Don’t die
On me
Don’t die