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Founded in 1989 upon the ashes of FaceOfTheBand [[LeadBassist (and Bassist)]] Peter Steele's earlier band Carnivore, Type O Negative's SignatureStyle was [[{{Neoclassical Punk Zydeco Rockabilly}} an unlikely mixture]] of Music/{{Black Sabbath}}, {{Goth}} rock and punk and ''completely'' refused to ever take itself seriously. They often used a distinct pop/indie sensibility most visible on the ''October Rust'' album. Notable for being one of the [[TropeMaker pioneers]] of GothMetal. They broke up with the passing of Peter Steele in 2010.

Discography:
* ''Slow, Deep and Hard'' (1991)
* ''The Origin of the Feces'' (1992)[[note]]An album of studio recordings made to sound like a LiveAlbum documenting a terrible show against a hostile crowd.[[/note]]
* ''Bloody Kisses'' (1993)[[note]]Their last album with their first drummer, Sal Abruscato.[[/note]]
* ''October Rust'' (1996)[[note]]Despite Abruscato being replaced with Johnny Kelly, this and the next two albums use programmed drums instead.[[/note]]
* ''World Coming Down'' (1999)
* ''Life Is Killing Me'' (2003)
* ''Dead Again'' (2007)[[note]]The only album with Johnny Kelly's actual drum playing.[[/note]]

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They provide examples of:

* AntiChristmasSong: "Red Water (Christmas Mourning)," which may just be the single most depressing Christmas song ever.
* AntiLovesong: "Black #1."
* AuthorExistenceFailure: Steele passed away April 14, 2010. [[{{Funny Aneurysm Moment}} They weren't kidding this time.]]
* BassoProfundo: Steele's signature low voice.
* BlatantLies: Johnny Kelly being credited as drummer on ''October Rust'', ''World Coming Down'' and ''Life Is Killing Me'' despite the fact that those albums use drum machines.
** Lampshaded with ''The Origin of the Feces'', a studio performance edited to sound like a terrible concert, which had a sticker on the front reading "NOT Live at Brighton Beach".
* BrokenRecord: From "Christian Woman": "''Jesus Christ looks like me.''"
** In "Black #1," the chorus and "''Loving you was like...loving the dead.''"
*** Deliberately evoked on the joke intro track "Skip It" from "World Coming Down", which is designed to sound like a CD skipping. The US cassette version has a version with tape chewing noises instead.
* CallAndResponseSong: The chorus of "Unsuccessfully Coping With the Natural Beauty of Infidelity".
* TheCameo: You can hear Peter's voice on Biohazard's 2001 song "Cross the Line".
* ContemptibleCover: The original version of ''Origin of the Feces'' is a close-up of Peter Steele's anus.
** And the cover of ''Slow, Deep, and Hard'' is a picture of vaginal insertion, just put through a filter that makes it not noticeable until you are looking for it. And after that, you can't stop seeing it. The remastered version removes the filter.
* CoversAlwaysLie: ''Bloody Kisses'' and ''Dead Again'' have no songs about what their covers depict, ''The Origin of the Feces'' isn't a live album, and the pseudo-runic font in the ''October Rust'' booklet only means the album has not a single song about vikings.
* CreatorBreakdown / DarkerAndEdgier: ''World Coming Down'' and ''Dead Again''.
* DeadpanSnarker: Peter Steele.
** More accurately, a StepfordSnarker.
* DealWithTheDevil: "All Hallows Eve" is about this.
** Also a case of {{Necromantic}}.
* DespairEventHorizon: ''World Coming Down'' is the epitome of this. Three of the four interludes are extremely realistic portrayals of death brought upon by cocaine, alcohol, and cigarettes, while all of the actual songs (save for the Beatles medley at the end) deal with depressing subjects.
* DiscoDan: Guitarist Kenny Hickey is a bit of a {{Real Life}} example.
* DolledUpInstallment: ''Slow, Deep and Hard'' consists mostly of material Carnivore didn't get around to recording.
* DrugsAreBad: "White Slavery." Also "Sinus", "Lung", and "Liver".
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: ''Slow, Deep and Hard'' was very thrashy and, while possessing rudimentary examples of elements that would later become a big part of their sound, didn't have much in common with the rest of their discography. This is because the material on that album was largely comprised of Carnivore leftovers that Peter had sitting around and wanted to use anyways.
* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: All of the members.
* EightiesHair: Keyboard player Josh Silver had this early in their career.
* EpicRocking: The rule rather than the exception.
* EvenTheGuysWantHim: Thanks to posing in ''Playgirl'' in 1995, Peter has quite a bit of attention from males (which eventually became the basis for [[{{Have I Mentioned I Am Heterosexual Today}} "I Like Goils"]]).
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: "Bad Ground" is 30 seconds of 60Hz mains hum from equipment with a ground fault.
** "Machine Screw" combined the sound of a woman having sex with machine noises.
* ExpospeakGag: Most of the song titles on ''Slow, Deep and Hard''. The 3rd section of "Unsuccessfully Coping with the Natural Beauty of Infidelity" even [[{{Dont Explain The Joke}} spells it out]] with its title of "I Know You're Fucking Someone Else."
* FunetikAksent: There are some humorous references to the band members' New York accents, such as the title of "I Like Goils" and the backing vocals being credited to "The Bensonhoist[[note]]Bensonhurst[[/note]] Lesbian Choir".
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: "Wolf Moon" isn't about werewolves. It uses werewolves as a metaphor. It's about the narrator [[{{Intercourse With You}} going down on his girlfriend]] while she's [[{{No Periods Period}} on her period]].
* GodIsLoveSongs: Parodied by "Christian Woman," by bringing out the mentioned-on-the-trope-page {{Unfortunate Implications}} in the open: the song is about a woman harbouring {{Perverse Sexual Lust}} for Jesus Christ.
* GothicMetal: TropeMaker and {{Trope Codifier}}.
* GreatestHitsAlbum: Two of them, one compiled by the band themselves, and another put together by their by-then-former record label, both largely covering the same material. In line with the band's occasional use of {{Self Deprecation}}, the former was called ''The Least Worst of Type O Negative'', and started with a completely silent filler track from one of their albums ([[{{Dont Explain The Joke}} the implication being that]] they considered ''39 seconds of silence'' to be among their best work). The Least Worst Of was a handy release for fans because it was almost half full of rarities. It was complemented by a bonus disc that appeared with the special edition of Life Is Killing Me, which collected up the period rarities that hadn't appeared on The Least Worst O, and added the newly recorded Out Of The Fire (Kane's Theme). The Best Of Type O Negative was not endorsed by the band, but it was chronological (unlike The Least Worst Of) and it included the band's rare cover of Highway Star (originally by Deep Purple) that had been done for a 2002 Nascar compilation, which many fans were unaware of.
* GriefSong: Quite a few, mostly off ''[[{{Creator Breakdown}} World Coming Down]]'' and ''[[{{Creator Breakdown}} Dead Again]]''.
* HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday: "I Like Goils" is this distilled into one song. As mentioned above, it was written after Peter Steele discovered (after posing in ''Playgirl'') that an estimated 50% or more of ''Playgirl'' readers and subscribers were men, and that he had unintentionally become a minor gay icon.
* HugeSchoolgirl: Peter Steele is a rare male example.
* IAmTheBand: Averted. Though Peter Steele was without question the {{Face Of The Band}} and main songwriter, many decisions were made by other members (such as using programmed drums on the three albums recorded after Johnny Kelly replaced their previous drummer Sal Abruscato, ''October Rust'', ''World Coming Down'' and ''Life Is Killing Me''; only their last album features Johnny Kelly playing actual drums).
* IdiosyncraticAlbumTheming: Several of the band's albums start with sound effect-laden or humorous intros, such as: "Machine Screw" on ''Bloody Kisses'' (a combination of machine sounds and a woman having sex), "Bad Ground" and the untitled intro and outro of the band [[SelfDeprecation jokingly playing down the album]] on ''October Rust'', and "Skip It" on ''World Coming Down'', 10 seconds of sounds edited to sound like the CD is skipping followed by Kenny Hickey shouting "Sucker!" (the cassette version replaced that with editing to make it sound like the tape was being eaten).
* ILoveTheDead: While not as explicit as one would expect from a songwriter with Steele's sense of humour (or decency), some songs (''Haunted'' comes to mind) have shades of this.
* InTheStyleOf: Their cover of "Cinnamon Girl" is probably the best example.
* {{Intercourse With You}}: "Wolf Moon." Seriously. Go back and re-read the lyrics.
** Many of their songs on their October Rust album qualify.
* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: Their demo tape under the name Revulsion, which contained demos of the songs from Slow Deep And Hard, and the 'tape chewing' version of Skip It from the cassette version of World Coming Down. However, neither of these circulate online, possibly due to the band's forum no longer existing.
* LargeHam: Peter Steele's singing has elements of this.
* LeadBassist: Peter Steele was Type B and C.
* LyricalDissonance: "We Hate Everyone," "Dead Again," and many others.
* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: Generally 7, veering into 8 territory on their debut and Dead Again, and some of their more playful or slow songs at 5 or 6. The band almost go into full piano ballad territory with "September Sun", but it gets heavier in the chorus.
* MoodWhiplash: Sometimes within a song, but sometimes over the course of an album, and usually deliberate. A popular trope of theirs is to have a track cut off before it was finished to deliberately create this effect when it moves onto the next song.
* MostWritersAreMale
* MurderBallad: "Xero Tolerance," "Prelude to Agony".
* NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly: Pigeonholed as gothic metal, the genres that they mixed included crossover thrash, gothic rock, industrial, stoner metal, doom metal, 60s protopunk, and no small amount of pop (albeit in a very snide, mocking manner). The results spoke for themselves.
** It doesn't help that they were on a lot of soundtracks during the Nu Metal period, which led a lot of people to assume they were part of that movement, when they weren't.
* NewSoundAlbum: ''Bloody Kisses'', which was where they found their signature gothic/doom sound while for the most part moving away from the Carnivore-styled thrash of ''Slow, Deep and Hard''.
* PerverseSexualLust: "How Could She?" humorously discusses this.
* {{Polyamory}}: "My Girlfriend's Girlfriend" (presented with a heavy dose of GirlOnGirlIsHot).
* PostModernism: Tracks like "Bad Ground" and "Skip It" have no other purpose than to be "meta."
-->"'''SUCKER!!!'''"
* PunBasedTitle: ''The Origin of the Feces'', "We Were Electrocute" and "The Profits of Doom".
* RatedGForGangsta: The ''Bloody Kisses'' album shamelessly mocks this phenomenon by way of {{Mood Whiplash}}, ''October Rust'' is a [[{{Stealth Parody}} seemingly]] straighter example, and ''World Coming Down'' an [[{{Inverted Trope}} inversion]]. When they apparently tried this genuinely with ''Life is Killing Me''...another {{Creator Breakdown}} happened and they made the dark, aggressive ''Dead Again''.
* SensualSlavs: Peter was allegedly 1/4 Polish, 1/4 Russian and 100% sex appeal.
* SlidingScaleOfSillinessVersusSeriousness: They have songs all over this, from "Christian Woman" at the extreme silly end to "White Slavery" at the far extreme of the serious end.
* SopranoAndGravel: Peter Steele's smooth, resonant bass contrasts quite well with guitarist Kenny Hickey's more aggressive style of singing.
** Steele himself comes strikingly close to filling both roles on certain tracks. See "Nettie," in which he sings the chorus melody in three different octaves over the course of the song.
* SpokenWordInMusic: A couple of examples, the most notable probably being the opening of "Christian Woman" and untitled intros and outros of ''October Rust''.
** Also tends to show up in the middle of a song and act as a vital part of it, like in ''Haunted'' or ''Blood and Fire''.
* {{Squick}}: Steele didn't exactly steer clear of unsavory subjects.
* StageNames: Peter Steele's real name was Petrus Thomas Ratajczyk, although he was known as Peter well before he had a career in music.
* StealthParody: The band's {{Signature Song}}, "Black No. 1," is an indictment of the entire {{Goth}} subculture. Which, [[{{Viewers Are Morons}} of course]], didn't stop goth kids everywhere from [[{{Misaimed Fandom}} adopting it as their anthem]].
* TallDarkandHandsome: At 6'6", Peter Steele was the epitome of this trope.
** TallDarkandSnarky: Peter was known for sarcastic, self deprecating humor as well.
* TitleOnlyChorus: "Black No. 1."
* TroubledButCute: Peter Steele. That is all.
* TrrrillingRrrs: Peter gives [[Music/{{Rammstein}} Till Lindemann]] a rrrrrun for his money in that department..
* WhatTheHellIsThatAccent: Peter mostly sings normally, and in the SpokenWordInMusic bits shows an obvious Brooklyn accent, but in some songs ("Todd's Ship Gods (Above All Things)"), especially when performing in the ridiculously deep voice, it sounds like he's singing in an accent stuck between "Noo Yawker" and "Vaguely {{Uberwald}}ian".
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