Slow, Deep and Hard

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Slow, Deep and Hard
Type O Negative - Slow, Deep And Hard.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJune 11, 1991[1]
Recorded1989
StudioSystems Two (Brooklyn, New York City)[2]
Length58:31
LabelRoadrunner
ProducerType O Negative[2]
Type O Negative chronology
Slow, Deep and Hard
(1991)
The Origin of the Feces
(1992)
Singles from Slow, Deep and Hard
  1. "Unsuccessfully Coping with the Natural Beauty of Infidelity"
    Released: 1991
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic[2]
Robert Christgau(choice cut)[3]
metal.de[4]
rockmetal.pl[5]

Slow, Deep and Hard is the debut studio album by the American gothic metal band Type O Negative, released in 1991 on Roadrunner Records.

Overview[edit]

The album, originally titled None More Negative and released in 1990 under the group's former name Repulsion,[6] launched the band's career. Slow, Deep and Hard is a darkly humorous, semi-autobiographical album with tracks 1, 3, 4 and 7 based on a failed relationship of vocalist/bass guitarist Peter Steele.[citation needed] The album's other tracks are "Der Untermensch" (Steele's controversial critique of people, frequently immigrants, abusing the American welfare system), "Glass Walls of Limbo (Dance Mix)" (a facetiously titled ambient industrial soundscape) and "The Misinterpretation of Silence and its Disastrous Consequences" (a literal minute of silence). In keeping with the band's notable humor, the album's cover artwork is a close-up image of vaginal penetration.[7]

According to guitarist Kenny Hickey, Steele based the main riff of "Gravitational Constant: G = 6.67 × 10−8 cm−3 gm−1 sec−2" (later known as "Gravity") from the theme song of the 1964 American sitcom The Munsters.[8]

Roadrunner Records released a remastered version of Slow, Deep and Hard on March 24, 2009.[9]

For the 30th anniversary of Slow, Deep and Hard, Roadrunner Records, in conjunction with Run Out Groove, reissued the debut on vinyl.

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics and music by Peter Steele, unless noted.

No.TitleLength
1."Unsuccessfully Coping with the Natural Beauty of Infidelity"
  • I. "Anorganic Transmutogenesis (Synthetic Division)"
  • II. "Coitus Interruptus"
  • III. "I Know You're Fucking Someone Else"
12:39
  • 2:58
  • 2:25
  • 7:16
  • 2."Der Untermensch"
  • I. "Socioparasite"
  • II. "Waste of Life"
  • 8:54
  • 2:47
  • 6:07
  • 3."Xero Tolerance
  • I. "Type 'A' Personality Disorder"
  • II. "Kill You Tonight"
  • III. "Love You to Death" (includes samples from J. S. Bach)
  • 7:45
  • 1:56
  • 4:59
  • 0:50
  • 4."Prelude to Agony"
  • I. "The Truth"
  • II. "God Love Fire Woman Death"
  • III. "Jackhammerape"
  • IV. "Pain (Is Irrelevant)"
  • 12:14
  • 2:06
  • 4:10
  • 2:06
  • 3:52
  • 5."Glass Walls of Limbo"6:41
    6."The Misinterpretation of Silence and Its Disastrous Consequences"1:04
    7."Gravitational Constant: G = 6.67 × 10−8 cm−3 gm−1 sec−2"
  • I. "Unjustifiable Existence"
  • II. "Acceleration (Due to Gravity) = 980cm⁻² sec"
  • III. "Antimatter: Electromechanical Psychedelicosis"
  • IV. "Requiem for a Soulless Man"
  • 9:14
  • 2:18
  • 2:36
  • 1:06
  • 3:14
  • Total length:58:31

    Personnel[edit]

    Production[edit]

    • Michael Marciano – engineering[2]
    • Michael Sarsfield – mastering[2]

    Charts[edit]

    Chart performance for Slow, Deep and Hard
    Chart (2021) Peak
    position
    German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[10] 53

    References[edit]

    1. ^ Type O Negative [@typeonegative]. "Facebook post from June 4, 2021". Facebook. Archived from the original on February 26, 2022. Retrieved June 5, 2021.
    2. ^ a b c d e f g h Huey, Steve. "Slow, Deep and Hard". AllMusic. Retrieved January 19, 2014.
    3. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Type O Negative". Robert Christgau.com. Retrieved January 19, 2014.
    4. ^ "Type O Negative - Slow, Deep And Hard" (in German). metal.de. April 1, 2010. Retrieved October 3, 2017.
    5. ^ Harqy (March 28, 2000). "recenzja: Type O Negative 'Slow Deep And Hard'" (in Polish). rockmetal.pl. Retrieved October 3, 2017.
    6. ^ Garry Sharpe-Young (2007). Metal: The Definitive Guide. p. 293.
    7. ^ Peter Steele "It's a close-up of a penis going into a vagina." (1993). "Interview with WFWM Radio".
    8. ^ Loudwire. "Type O Negative's Kenny Hickey Plays His Favorite Riffs". YouTube. Archived from the original on December 12, 2021. Retrieved October 19, 2020.
    9. ^ "Roadrunner: "Slow, Deep And Hard (Re-mastered)" - Type O Negative". Roadrunner Records. Archived from the original on July 13, 2010. Retrieved February 14, 2010.
    10. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Type O Negative – Slow, Deep and Hard" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved September 3, 2021.