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“Bloody Kisses” (Limited Edition) by Type O Negative

Artist: Type-O-Negative
Title: “Bloody Kisses” (limited edition)
Label: Roadrunner Records
Release Date: 11/22/1994
Genre: Gothic/Heavy Metal
Rating: 4/5

Type-O-Negative had really delivered a good one with “Bloody Kisses” and when it was originally released in 1993, it showcased the band as a powerhouse of the relatively new Gothic Metal genre. It was an interesting change of pace from the deluge of Seattle bands that were dominating the airwaves at the time. The band re-issued the album in 1994 as a limited edition that came packaged with a VHS tape of two of the bands videos depending on where you found it and would also come now in a digipak cardboard case as opposed to the conventional jewel case. This was rather new at the time and has since become common place. There are a number of differences between this and the original release and the first one would be the removal of the soundscape tracks. Gone are “Machine Screw”, “Fay Wray Come Out And Play” and the other two along with the songs “We Hate Everyone” and “Kill All The White People”. It seemed that not long after the album was released that the band faced a number of criticisms based on the nature implied in these songs even though lyrically they were very tongue in cheek and an obvious inside joke from the band to their fans. I admit not being too crazy about the “KATWP” tune since it was too hard core for me, but I did like “We Hate Everyone” quite a bit. To make up for the subtracted tunes they added a new track called “Suspended In Dusk” which played upon the whole vampire mystique and was a solemn and brooding tune.
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“Bloody Kisses” by Type O Negative

Artist: Type-O-Negative
Title: “Bloody Kisses”
Label: Roadrunner Records
Release Date: 8/17/1993
Genre: Gothic Metal
Rating: 9/10

“Bloody Kisses” would break a lot of ground for Type-O-Negative as it would not only bring fans a hefty amount of great songs but it would also find the band receiving radio play for the first time. A wide mix of Sabbath inspired Metal with a very deep use of keyboards made this a sure fire hit. Featuring a little bit of everything Steele and Company provide mood and intensity with songs like the three part “Christian Woman” & “Bloody Kisses: A Death In The Family”. These two songs truly showcase the imposing Steele at his best while “Black #1” became the anthem for Gothic Girls everywhere. There is a tongue-in-cheek TON sense of humor displayed in both “Kill All The White People” and “We Hate Everyone”. The band’s level of sarcasm touches upon people’s misconceptions about them perfectly during these tracks. “Bloody Kisses” is still cited as the fan favorite because it is a constant body of quality Gothic Metal from top to bottom. Silver and his compositions tie the songs together and are an added treat that bring more to the atmospheric level that the band is building.
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