Type O Negative – Slow, Deep and Hard (1991)

I firmly believe that Type O did something incredibly unique with their music, even if it touched on many of metal’s tropes in the process. Steele et al clearly didn’t take themselves too seriously, but the musical chops are there all the same. This record is surely timeless now, especially in the annals of doom or gothic rock, even if somewhat falling into the category of ‘parody’.

The mammoth opening track is a work of absolute genius, and one of my favourite Type O Negative songs of all time. Also, that cover art was ballsy as fuck – the early 90s equivalent to No Love Deep Web.