Combining the guitar-heavy murk of Black Sabbath with the banshee moan of Sisters of Mercy, Type O Negative are the definitive goth-metal band. Misery-junkie frontman Peter Steele delights in being a denizen of the dark — he even had his incisors shaved into fangs. But there's more to Dead Again than the gloom of goth and the doom of metal. "Tripping a Blind Man" segues from a hardcore verse into a Beatles-inspired chorus, "September Sun" is a baleful piano-laden ballad that turns distorted and ugly and "Hail and Farewell to Britain" is a brooding nine-minute epic that samples barking military men, war-planes and machine guns. Dead Again is convincing evidence that sometimes the saddest goths make the loudest noise.
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