October Rust

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October Rust
Studio album by Type O Negative
Released August 20, 1996
Genre Gothic metal, doom metal, gothic rock, psychedelic rock
Length 72:52
Label Roadrunner
Producer Josh Silver, Peter Steele
Type O Negative chronology
Bloody Kisses
(1993)
October Rust
(1996)
World Coming Down
(1999)
Singles from October Rust
  1. "Love You to Death"
    Released: 1996
  2. "My Girlfriend's Girlfriend"
    Released: 1996
  3. "In Praise of Bacchus"
    Released: 1996
  4. "Cinnamon Girl"
    Released: 1996
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars link
Chicago Tribune 3.5/4 stars link
Chronicles of Chaos (8/10) link

October Rust is the fourth album by Type O Negative. It was released in 1996.[1] This is the first album with Johnny Kelly credited as the band's drummer, though in a 2007 interview with Dave Manack for dreadcentral.com, the keyboard player and co-producer, Josh Silver, confessed that all the drum parts on "October Rust and the band's two subsequent studio albums (World Coming Down and Life is Killing Me) were programmed." October Rust has more ballads and less of the punk/metal sound of previous or subsequent albums. It also features a much heavier cover of Neil Young's "Cinnamon Girl.

It is the first of the band's albums with a "joke intro"; in this case, the intro, "Bad Ground", is 38 seconds of low-level buzzing, meant to sound as if the listener's speakers are incorrectly plugged in. The second and fifteenth tracks are humorous untitled intros and outros to the album, respectively, with the band downplaying the recording of the album. Another production technique employed on the album is the use of very abrupt endings and segues to a few of the songs, like "Green Man", "Red Water" and "Haunted".

The third track, "Love You to Death", was covered by the Polish gothic/progressive metal band Moonlight.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Peter Steele except where noted.

No. Title Length
1. "Bad Ground"   0:38
2. Untitled   0:21
3. "Love You to Death"   7:08
4. "Be My Druidess"   5:25
5. "Green Man"   5:47
6. "Red Water (Christmas Mourning)"   6:48
7. "My Girlfriend's Girlfriend"   3:46
8. "Die With Me"   7:12
9. "Burnt Flowers Fallen"   6:09
10. "In Praise of Bacchus"   7:36
11. "Cinnamon Girl" (Neil Young) 4:00
12. "The Glorious Liberation of the People's Technocratic Republic of Vinnland by the Combined Forces of the United Territories of Europa"   1:07
13. "Wolf Moon (Including Zoanthropic Paranoia)"   6:37
14. "Haunted"   10:07
15. Untitled   0:08

Credits[edit]

Additional vocal performance on "In Praise of Bacchus" by Val Ium, courtesy of Pist.On.

Charts[edit]

Album[edit]

Year Chart Position
1996 The Billboard 200 42
Norwegian Record Charts 15
Finland's Official List 7[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jenkins, Mark (October 25, 1996). "Type O:". The Washington Post. p. 17. "The new York quartet's sound [on their new album October Rust] now owes as much to the lush goth-rock of the Sister of Mercy as the harsh grind of bands like Carcass." 
  2. ^ "Finnish TOP40 Chart: Type O Negative - October Rust" (in Finnish).