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Life Is Killing Me is the sixth album by Type O Negative, released on June 17, 2003. The album was leaked onto the Internet before release, upsetting keyboard player Josh Silver to the point that he released a message online complaining that the leak essentially took revenue from the band.

The title was originally going to be The Dream Is Dead (which is the name of the last track on the album), but due to Pete's concern about people thinking the title represents that it is the last album to be released by Type O, the proposed title was changed (it turned out of course that the band would go on to release one more album after this one—Dead Again).

The inside spine under the CD tray has the message "Type O Negative is a non-prophet organization".

Album content Edit

This album contains a lot of melody in their songs and features a Black Sabbath-influenced guitar riffs, distorted bass, sitar, acoustic guitar, keyboards and even The Beatles-like orchestration. Like the previous albums, Life Is Killing Me has plenty of industrial sound effects. Many say this album is the musical combination of Bloody Kisses and October Rust. The lyrics on this album is commonly described as dark, gloomy, and depressing (though lighter than their previous album World Coming Down), and Peter Steele sings in a variety of vocal range, from low to high.

There are no "soundscape" tracks on Life is Killing Me, but there is a brief instrumental track titled "Drunk in Paris" as well as a soundscape that, while being part of the track "I Don't Wanna Be Me" is musically different. The track "Angry Inch" is a cover of the off-Broadway musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch. There are two tracks on the album about Steele's parents—"Nettie" is named after his mother while "Todd's Ship Gods (Above All Things)" is named after the shipyard his father worked in. The song "How Could She?" makes a large number of pop-culture references, in particular, female television characters. The opening track of the album is "Thir13teen", which is a cover of the interstitial music from television's The Munsters. Track 11 of the album is titled "IYDKMIGTHTKY (Gimme That)", which the acronym IYDKMIGTHTKY stands for "If You Don't Kill Me I'm Going To Have To Kill You", which is the most repeated phrase in the song other than "Gimme That".

Tracklist Edit

  1. "Thir13teen" – 1:07
  2. "I Don't Wanna Be Me" – 5:08
  3. "Less than Zero (<0)" – 5:25
  4. "Todd's Ship Gods (Above All Things)" – 4:10
  5. "I Like Goils" – 2:35
  6. "...A Dish Best Served Coldly" – 7:13
  7. "How Could She?" – 7:35
  8. "Life Is Killing Me" – 6:35
  9. "Nettie" – 4:46
  10. "(We Were) Electrocute" – 6:38
  11. "IYDKMIGTHTKY (Gimme That)" – 6:20
  12. "Angry Inch" – 3:39
  13. "Anesthesia" – 6:41
  14. "Drunk in Paris" – 1:27
  15. "The Dream Is Dead" – 5:07
Bonus CD

In Europe, the album was released with a bonus CD. This bonus CD complements The Least Worst Of.

  1. "Out of the Fire (Kane's theme)" – 3:24
  2. "Christian Woman (Butt-Kissing Sell-Out version)" – 4:27
  3. "Suspended in Dusk" – 8:39
  4. "Blood & Fire (Out of the Ashes mix)" – 4:36
  5. "Black Sabbath" – 7:47
  6. "Cinnamon Girl (Extended Depression mix)" – 3:53
  7. "Haunted (Per version)" – 11:47

Reviews Edit

  • Quentin Kalis of Chronicles of Chaos (8/10) – "Essentially, this is an album that has taken the best aspects of past Type O Negative releases and builds upon them to create Type O's finest moment since October Rust."
  • Metal1.info – "This Type O album offers the right soundtrack for both the more fortunate moments and dark moments in life and it sounds like a refreshing addition to many other acts from the gothic area."
  • Jeff of Metal Reviews (90/100) – "Type O Negative have managed to put together a killing album!"

Personnel Edit

Band performers
Additional performers
Production

Links to other albums Edit

Type O Negative albums
Studio albums Slow, Deep and HardThe Origin of the FecesBloody KissesOctober RustWorld Coming DownLife Is Killing MeDead Again
Compilation albums The Least Worst OfThe Best of Type O Negative
Video albums For When It RainsAfter DarkSymphony for the Devil
Miscellaneous Eighth Type O Negative album

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