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|Type O Negative|
Slow, Deep and Hard (Remastered)
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Metal
Roadrunner Records is proud to present the newly remastered edition of Type O Negative's classic debut album, Slow, Deep & Hard. This reissued comes packaged in a jewel case, wrapped in an O-card featuring original album a... more »
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Roadrunner Records is proud to present the newly remastered edition of Type O Negative's classic debut album, Slow, Deep & Hard. This reissued comes packaged in a jewel case, wrapped in an O-card featuring original album art. The CD features the entire album, painstakingly remastered from start to finish. The expanded booklet contains all the original content, plus a behind-the-scenes viewpoint of not only making the record, but the international chaos that followed its release, as told by Josh Silver and Kenny Hickey.
The quintessential album for those who have been cheated on
N. Durham | Philadelphia, PA | 01/17/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Before Type O Negative would make a name for themselves with their gloom/goth rock, they released this debut album "Slow, Deep, and Hard", an album which I hold as the quintessential album for those who have ever been cheated on. Opener "Unsuccessfully Coping With the Natural Beauty of Infidelity" is a twelve minute rant from frontman Pete Steele about cheating girlfriends and the heartache that goes with it, while "Xero Tolerance" continues this with killing the girlfriend's new boyfriend, and concludes with "Prelude to Agony" finishes all this up with killing the cheating girlfriend. Other songs like "Untermensch" and "Glass Walls of Limbo" deal with topics of hatred and introspection, and the final track, "Gravitational Constant" sums up the entire album with a tale of suicide. The catchy yet heavy gloom/goth/whatever songs bleed into one another, making "Slow, Deep, and Hard" more than an album and the tracks more than just songs, it makes everything the entire concept of what Type O (and mainly Pete Steele) stand for. All in all, this is an excellent introduction to Type O, and this album would not be topped until the instant classic "Bloody Kisses"."
Between Carnivore and Bloody Kisses there was...
Jamie | 09/24/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Slow, Deep and Hard, one of the most controversial albums in (what was then) underground metal. Pete was going through a tough time with a female relation and his anger shows through brightly, clearly and explicitly. Unsuccessfully Coping and Xero Tolerance are two of the best break-up songs ever (as long as you don't take an axe to her like in XT). Those pale next to Prelude to Agony with contains a brilliant monastic chant early on. Der Untermensch is all about people who live off the government instead of working for a living and is filled with righteous indignation. The last track Gravitational Constant is about depression and suicide and is brilliant. Interesting notes about this album, Pete had to answer millions of questions about the anti-female slant of the album and he had to answer a million times that is wasn't about women in general, just about one he was very upset with and it came through (in fact provided most of the impetus for) the album. In Germany it was reported that death threats were issued and the right-wing factions accused him of being communist while the left-wingers called him a fascist. This comes through in Bloody Kisses (We Hate Everyone). This is a very strong album and while it is not as technically sound as Negative albums that come after, the raw energy and brutal honesty are captivating."
A very good album
Jamie | 04/21/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Type O Negative shows its metal/hardcore roots on its debut album, Slow Deep & Hard. Although its stripped down production, screeching guitars and raw lyrics will no doubt surprise fans who cut their teeth on the more melodic stylings of Bloody Kisses, October Rust and World Coming Down. SD&H is a highly original and honest album that thrives on pure energy: The 12min+ album opener screams about cheating girlfriends, der untermensh looks at those who subsist on welfare, xero tolerance fantasizes about killing the cheating girlfriend's new boyfriend, Prelude to Agony focuses on killing the ex-girlfriend, Glass Walls is a period of introspection and the album closer deals with suicide. Type O Negative show that they eschew the need for typical arrangements (there are basically 5 songs within a song, and each song exceeds the 7min mark), and the need to be politcally correct (der untermensch was the German word used by the Nazis to describe the Jews ... Everything about this album is built on pure energy, that band leader, Peter Steele, says is not to be taken too seriously. While anger is a common theme in todays hard rock culture, SD&H is one of the very few albums that is actually filled with emotion and pain behind the music. SD&H also is able to combine very catchy melodies with hard and heavy music. Bottom Line: If you need to complete your Type O collection, don't delay in picking up Slow Deep & Hard"