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Bloody Kisses

Type O Negative

1993

Bloody Kisses
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Bloody Kisses is the third studio album by the American gothic metal band Type O Negative and the last recording with their original lineup, as drummer Sal Abruscato left the group in late 1993 to join labelmates Life of Agony. The album includes two of their best known songs, "Christian Woman" and "Black No. 1 (Little Miss Scare-All)", both of which earned the band a considerable cult following. The album further established recurring motifs of the band's music, such as including cover songs recorded in their own unique style, sample-heavy soundscape interludes and lyrics replete with dry, satirical humor. Bloody Kisses is notable for being the first album released on Roadrunner Records to be certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), in November 1995. It was certified Platinum by the RIAA in December 2000. Considered a classic in the gothic metal genre, Bloody Kisses is "saturated with complex patterns of sound" layered with Peter Steele's trademark baritone vocals and lyrics relating to topics such as sex, religion, image, racism and death. Bloody Kisses received mostly positive reviews. Steve Huey of AllMusic gave the album a 4.5 out of 5 and wrote that "though it sounds like a funeral, Bloody Kisses' airy melodicism and '90s-style irony actually breathed new life into the flagging goth metal genre". Rock Hard gave the album a 10 out of 10 rating.

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2.7

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73

Genres

  • Metal

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Fri Jan 12 2024
2

It's a good thing that they don't care what I think, because I think that they are kind of shitty

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Mon Sep 04 2023
5

Well it’s my own submission, why wouldn’t I give it a 5/5? Type O Negative was one of those underrated genius bands imo. They had an ear for great music and every song is just dripping with sarcasm, little winks at the camera etc, all while making you wonder if they actually are serious. I think whoever described them as 50% Sabbath, 50% Beatles kinda got it right. You can hear both influences in there really clearly once you know. And the first few songs on this album are just all-time. 5/5.

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Fri Jan 12 2024
2

I don’t know that I need anymore early 90s metal, thanks

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Mon Apr 22 2024
1

y 1 Sounds like Metallica if they went goth

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Mon Jan 15 2024
5

Not only do Type O go for broke in length, they keep it seamless. The project's uniformly campy, but everything else is dynamic goth bliss.

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Sat Jan 27 2024
5

Yeah, this is right up my alley. I think it is a hair bloated, but it makes up for it in the vibe.

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Sat Jan 27 2024
4

It's hard to tell just how "in on it" they are with their own inherent silliness, but it really does put out an unmatched vibe that mostly makes up for the bloat.

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Wed Feb 21 2024
4

One of the cornerstones of gothic metal and the first peak in Type O Negative's discography. Along with Paradise Lost, they gave this genre its shine in the 90s, renewing and making even more oppressive the original gothic rock of the previous decade

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Sun Nov 19 2023
3

in the garden of eden kinda vibe. daddy chill. 11 minute songs and you're not Mars Volta? please.

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Fri Jan 12 2024
3

Kinda peak self-important Goth, so dark, so serious. I don't mind it as music, though.

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Sun Mar 10 2024
3

Surprisingly melodic metal with flashes of grunge, and do I hear some shoegaze in there as well? A more compelling mixture of genres than much of the metal on the actual list.

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Tue Mar 26 2024
3

I've never chosen to listen to them before. Goth/metal/rock band. Very vampiric. Interesting album.

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Sun Apr 07 2024
3

Interesting sound. More of this experimentation with different sounds should have been on the original list, instead of so many repeated artists/genres

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Sat Feb 03 2024
2

4/10. It's a good thing these guys say they don't care what I think, because I didn't enjoy this music very much. Like, the summer breeze cover was fun because it was so unexpected and different, but I think Gothic metal just isn't for me.

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Mon Feb 19 2024
2

My brother had this album on CD back when we were young. I couldn't stand it back then, and still can't. I don't care whether or not they are consiously being tongue-in-cheek with their sound and lyrics; it still sounds like a band that is massively constipated.

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Mon Feb 19 2024
2

While hearing Black No. 1 I clearly remember the gothmetalheads going wild on this on the dancefloor in my younger years. Especially the ladies were particularly fond of Peter Steele. As then I can't fathom what the appeal was. Still can't actually. For me it is all over the place and no real point of reference.

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Wed Apr 17 2024
2

Didn’t enjoy this at all. 2 stars.

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Tue Apr 30 2024
2

Knew about these guys but thought they were heavy metal and definitely missed out on the goth part. There's some interesting instrumentation going on here, and I enjoyed a good deal of the arrangements, but man this thing is long – didn't look at the runtime before it started, and it just felt like it kept going and going without end. As a result, things get a bit tiring by the midpoint (which could've made a decent LP all in itself) and become an absolute slog by the end. The theatrics were fun at first, but really wore me down and made me tired of listening.

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Fri May 10 2024
2

I can hear the heavy goth style reminding momentarily of Sisters of Mercy. Tends to get a little long and meandering. Not really my taste, but fun and not entirely awful. I admire their sense of humour.

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Sat May 18 2024
2

Nothing really exciting here. But they tried

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