Type O Negative

This was indeed a diverse night. Hellie Mae and I attended this how together, which added to the diversity. Imagine a Hillbilly and a Mountain Gothic Goddess keeping company and you’ll get the picture. It was a mirror to the acts that took the stage. The evening was really all about Type-O-Negative, who featured Lordi as an opener.

The crowd was huge, as usual, but there was something different to the feel. Type-O-Negative is a staple to the genre, but have always held a special place with me. The whole band gave their best effort and you could feel the rage.mber. 

The dark pensive, driving sounds seeping from their instruments, the sweat and smoke all over the stage, the underlying and excrutiating pain in their songs. It was a visit inside the mind of singer Peter (Vocals) backed by the hard, crisp sound of the band we have come to know so well over the years.

I won’t go into detail about the various and sundry influences that made them seem so much harder than before, but sufficed to say it was an evening of feeling as much as music.

They took the stage just before midnight and continued to kick our teeth in until well after 1:30 in the morning. It was a stage presence I haven’t witnessed in quite a while. The crowd pulsed and screamed at every turn. The band returned that energy in an amplified form that is truly indescribable. I can’t thank Peter enough for the apology he issued about the treatment we southerners received in the wake of the civil war. It seems he understands the difference between states rights and the popular teachings regarding that conflict, but I digress.

I’ve watched and listened to Type-O many times over the years and I can honestly say that the years have been kind to their ability to slaughter a crowd with hard driving, dark, and tooth grinding music. Great Job Type-O.