Friday, June 10, 2022

June 10th, 2022 - I'm Dead Again, So I'm Going To Do Less


Hello and happy Friday evil-doers!  Your metal drinkin' buddy the Meista here today pairing a tasty and crushable Do Less West Coast India Pale Ale from Proper Brewing Company and Type O Negative's wonderful final album "Dead Again"!  Oh yeah!  This pairing goes out to my stepson... he turns the big 21 today!  Cheers buddy!

Album Info:
  • Artist: Type O Negative
  • Title: "Dead Again"
  • Recorded: Late 2006 and early 2007 at Systems Two in Brooklyn, New York, Sty In The Sky in Brooklyn, New York, and Paul Bento's Studio in Brooklyn, New York
  • Release date: March 13th, 2007 (7th and sadly, final studio album by Type O Negative)
  • Record company: Steamhammer 
  • Production: Josh Silver and Peter Steele
  • Album cover art: Peter Steele (art direction and design)
  • Personnel: Kenny Hickey (guitars and backing vocals), Johnny Kelly (drums and backing vocals), Josh Silver (keyboards and backing vocals), and Peter Steele (lead vocals, bass, additional guitars, and keyboards)
  • Guest musicians: Paul Bento (sitar and tambura), Bensonhoist Lesbian Choir (choir vocals), and Tara Vanflower (vocals on "Halloween In Heaven")
  • Musical style: Gothic metal/rock, doom metal
  • Sound: Blending elements of doom metal and classic metal with gothic rock and post punk, the sound on "Dead Again" is pure Type O Negative!  There are huge sludgy riffs and powerful melodies coupled with Bauhaus era Peter Murphy-esque vocals.  
  • Major themes: Death, darkness, dismay, misery, a tribute to Dimebag Darrell, romance, depression, etc.
  • Notes: Sadly, this would be Type O Negative's final album, as Steele died on April 14th, 2010 of diverticulitis. Of his passing and the band's demise, bandmate Kelly stated: "Even if there is somebody who could take his place it wouldn't matter. We don't have any interest in continuing. It's impossible – it hasn't even come up in any kind of discussion. When Peter died, Type O Negative died with him." 
  • Tracks:  
  1. "Dead Again"
  2. "Tripping A Blind Man"
  3. "The Profit Of Doom"
  4. "September Sun"
  5. "Halloween In Heaven"
  6. "These Three Things"
  7. "She Burned Me Down"
  8. "Some Stupid Tomorrow"
  9. "An Ode To Locksmiths"
  10. "Hail And Farewell To Britain"

Brew Info:
  • Brewery: Proper Brewing Company (Salt Lake City, Utah)
  • Website: 
  • Brew: Do Less West Coast Style India Pale Ale
  • Style: American India Pale Ale (IPA)
  • Serving: 16 ounce can
  • ABV: 5.0%
  • IBUs: 32
  • Ingredients: Proximity Base, Crystal 45, and Vienna malts with Centennial, Chinook, and Citra hops 
  • Pour: The Do Less pours a slightly hazy, golden yellow hue with a frothy, 1-finger, eggshell white, frothy head with sticky and intricately layered and sustained lacing.
  • Nose: The nose is chalk full of citrusy, tropical, floral, and biscuity malt aromas.  There are hop-forward notes of grapefruit rind, tangerine, lemon zest, very light pine resin, wildflowers, crackery biscuit, and soft caramel.
  • Taste: The taste is citrusy, floral, malty, and crackery.  There are notes of grapefruit, tangerine, light pine, herbal tea, bready malts, and soft caramel.
  • Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied with moderate carbonation, the mouthfeel of the Do Less is crisp and juicy with a dry and slightly bitter finish.

Overall pairing: The Proper Do Less is a crushable, yet punchy and very tasty brew... perfect for the metal depth, complexity, and honesty that is Type O Negative's amazing "Dead Again"!  'Nuff said!

Raise your horns and glasses!!  Cheers rockers!!

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