YMMV: Type O Negative

  • Crowning Music of Awesome: Their album Bloody Kisses received much critical and listener acclaim as well as being the first record under Roadrunner Records to reach platinum status.
  • Ear Worm: "I Don't Wanna Be Me," "My Girlfriend's Girlfriend," "Black No. 1," and a few others.
  • Estrogen Brigade
  • Face of the Band: Peter Steele.
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: Their 2005 announcement that Peter Steele died. (He had actually been involuntarily committed to a psychiatric hospital.) Five years later, he did, and this time for real.
    • Related: The one album released between Pete's fake death and his real death? Dead Again.
    • On that same album was a song called "Halloween in Heaven," about all the dead musicians gathering together as a band. It even included the line: "If only I'd known how cool death is / I'd have killed myself sooner." Ouch...
    • The song "Everything Dies" is another one, though it was inevitably going to become one sooner or later.
  • Germans Love David Hasselhoff: The band is much more popular in Germany than in the USA.
  • Harsher in Hindsight / Hilarious in Hindsight: Considering how many of the band's songs are about death, including several songs in which Peter Steele predicts/anticipates his own death, much of the catalog carries an extra sting now that he's actually dead. (Particularly relevant example: "Two steps forward, three steps back. Without warning, heart attack.") On the other hand, this seems like exactly the kind of thing that would appeal to Steele's dark sense of humor, so it's a toss-up as to which trope this actually is.
    • Something which is definitely Harsher in Hindsight is the fact underneath the CD tray of World Coming Down, there is a view of the New York Skyline. Among which are the World Trade Centers. Considering the title of the album, and what would happen a few years later, the coincidence is very eerie. The various songs dealing with the fact that death is inevitable and can come out of nowhere does not help.
  • Iron Woobie: Peter Steele.
  • Misattributed Song: "Angel," a song by the extremely obscure German Gothic Metal band Tears Of Passion, is sometimes mistaken for a Type O Negative song, due to the similarities in style. The sad thing is, the only reason anyone has ever heard of Tears of Passion is because of the confusion.
    • Mad Machinery's cover of Sarah McLachlan's "Possession" is frequently, and erroneously, labeled as a Type O song. The overall style is similar, and the vocals sound almost identical.
  • Misaimed Fandom: The fan response to "Black No. 1" definitely counts (see Stealth Parody on the main article for more.)
    • To a certain extent, his Playgirl shoot, which to Peter's dismay, had a large male audience.
  • More Popular Spin-off: A partial example. Pete's earlier bands, the Thrash Metal band Carnivore and the Hard Rock band Fallout, are not as popular as Type O Negative.
  • Music to Invade Poland to: Due to some of the lyrics on Slow, Deep and Hard, the band was accused of having far-right sympathies.
  • Nightmare Fuel: "Sinus," "Liver," and "Lung" from World Coming Down are unpleasant soundscapes intended to suggest death via abuse of cocaine, alcohol, and cigarettes, respectively. Pete himself couldn't bring himself to listen to the first one after the album was finished without having an anxiety attack.
  • No Such Thing as Bad Publicity: "We Hate Everyone" is about this.
  • Signature Song: "Black No. 1" and "Christian Woman."
  • Squick: Steele didn't exactly steer clear of unsavory subjects.