Type O Negative - World Coming Down

8.1 | 242 votes |
Release date: 21 September 1999
Style: Gothic metal, Doom metal


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01. Skip It
02. White Slavery
03. Sinus
04. Everyone I Love Is Dead
05. Who Will Save The Sane?
06. Liver
07. World Coming Down
08. Creepy Green Light
09. Everything Dies
10. Lung
11. Pyretta Blaze
12. All Hallows Eve
13. Day Tripper (Medley) [The Beatles cover]

Peter "Steele" Thomas Ratajczyk - vocals, bass, guitars, keyboards
Josh Silver - keyboards, backing vocals
Kenny Hickey - guitars, vocals
Johnny Kelly - drums, backing vocals

Additional info
Produced by Silver. Reproduced by Steele.

Guest review by
Peter Steele... what a guy, eh? I must admit, I'm a tad envious of this fellow. Who wouldn't want to be tall as a lamp post, while singing in a cult Alternative/Gothic band and doing extraordinary amounts of hot chicks and cocaine at the same time? There are a few downsides, true. One might argue that posing naked for Playgirl, only to find out that the majority of its subscribers are actually gay men is a real downer, but you'd have to be a real homophobe to say that... ugh, right? Still, our prematurely deceased friend was either quite a miserable person, or he presented himself as such. And that's what Type O Negative is about: a way for a depressed, negative, cynical and possibly bi-polar person who doesn't exactly know if he fits in this world to express himself via music. And what interesting music it is.

published 27.07.2011 | Comments (7)

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11.04.2010 - 02:38
Liver Failure
This album does not stand as high as the two previous.

Still it is a nice good hour of a heavily synthetized gothic metal

member of the true crusade against old school heavy metal, early 80s thrash, NWOBHM, traditional doom, first and second wave black metal, old school death metal, US power metal, 70s prog rock and atmospheric doomsludgestoner. o/
11.04.2010 - 17:55
Account deleted
Favorite TON album, extremely good
30.10.2010 - 18:28
Rating: 6
Thrasher Hungary
It's awfully depressive in a big part of it's time... There are some good songs in it too, but the depressive parts got me feel ill, when I listened to it...
06.09.2012 - 16:14
Unna Med
Written by Thrasher Hungary on 30.10.2010 at 18:28

It's awfully depressive in a big part of it's time... There are some good songs in it too, but the depressive parts got me feel ill, when I listened to it...

You say "depressive" like it's something bad. Come on, it's nearly doom metal, i mean, it MUST be depressive.
Is there anybody in there?
Just nod if you can hear me.
Is there anyone at home?
13.11.2013 - 18:01
Rating: 9
Metal Addict
Probably the Type O album with the strongest doom vibe. I guess, it's one of the reasons I like it a lot. The other reason being that it contains some really great songs - White Slavery, Everyone I Love Is Dead, World Coming Down, Everything Dies, All Hallows Eve. And the great The Beatles cover too.
"And we are not who we think we are
We are who we're afraid to be"
- Lux Occulta "The Opening of Eleventh Sephirah"
14.11.2016 - 14:27
Amatsu Mikaboshi
Its been that time of the year where I rediscover Type O's discography dead again and it has never felt more prominent in my lost, spiraling, trying to climb back up life then it has now. Among the most abundant replays of all their work I've ever had, this album (along with Dead Again and Slow, Deep And Hard however I always clicked immeidiately onto the latter) throughout the last two months has been the one I kept creeping back to, and starting to relate to it most (along with October Rust). The first half of this album is some of the strongest output they did on top of the interludes which apparently even Pete didn't want to listen to Sinus again after the first time because it was panic attack inducing or something like that. I seem to always turn them up and and "feel" the expressions as much as I can. Its one of the most emotional inducing doom albums I can think of.
15.11.2016 - 22:51
Rating: 10
Bad English
A memories to me another great peace, but same as 1th one band has epic songs, but only 3 stands out, seems one good, one bad they go like that.
Same time seems bands is more inspird from NY streets INDUSTRY not as typical doom metal bands, ... weird
Life is to short for LOVE, there is many great things to do online !!!

Stormtroopers of Death - ''Speak English or Die''

I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
05.01.2018 - 17:00
Esoteric Zachism
So yes, this album ('s lyrics) are very corny and cheesy. I would probably give this a 6, because of that, and every single song except for The Beatles cover has the same structure, especially where they all have a part that is just the vocals and one instrument (whether it be bass, guitar, or keyboards) and then it breaks back into the loud chorus that you heard 20 seconds before. Everything Dies is a good track, but at that point in the album is starts to drag on a bit.

But this album is just so special to me. I listen to it and it makes me so happy. Yeah, the songs are kind of depressing, but every time I hear "White Slavery" (specifically the beginning of the song and chorus) I get so happy, because it was the third Type O song I heard. I had heard Cinnamon Girl first, then a b-side called 12 Black Rainbows, which in my opinion is an underrated track, and I went to the store and bought World Coming Down on CD. Later that day I purchased October Rust digitally. But anyways, White Slavery is one of the sadder sounding tracks on the whole album, but when I was first listening to it I had just turned 14, and I didn't entirely get what I was listening to, I just loved the sound of dooom, and the keyboards, it was just so magical.

I listened to this album last night in honor of Peter Steele's birthday, and I had forgotten how special it is to me. Again, the White Slavery intro made me shed tears. Little did I know when I was becoming so attached to the song that it was about a cocaine addiction. I even played it for my father once and I think that was when I realized what exactly I had been listening to non-stop for months, at the part where he whispers "with every breath I pray for death".

This album isn't that great, worthy of a 6 maybe, but I love it so much because it holds a very special place in my heart, and I would like to thank Peter for the wonderful music he made over the years. R.I.P.

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