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| tracks = 15
 
| duration = 72:59
 
| duration = 72:59
| genres = {{wp|Gothic metal}}, {{wp|power synth}}, {{wp|gothic pop}}, {{wp|doom metal}}
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| genres = {{genres|Goth metal|power synth|goth pop|doom}}
 
| producers = [[Josh Silver]], [[Peter Steele]]
 
| producers = [[Josh Silver]], [[Peter Steele]]
 
| singles = 4
 
| singles = 4
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| succ_album = World Coming Down
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| post_album = Life Is Killing Me
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| prec_album = Bloody Kisses
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| ante_album = The Origin of the Feces
 
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{{Album intro}} This is the first album with [[Johnny Kelly]] credited as the band's drummer who took over the duty left by the departed member [[Sal Abruscato]].
 
{{Album intro}} This is the first album with [[Johnny Kelly]] credited as the band's drummer who took over the duty left by the departed member [[Sal Abruscato]].
   
''October Rust'' is certified gold by the RIAA.
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''October Rust'' is the most favorited TON album. The album is certified gold by the RIAA.
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== Title and cover art ==
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The title of the album ''October Rust'' infers that in the fall, leaves change to rusty colors. The album was released in August, not October, so the fans can help them prepare for autumn by listening to this music well before the leaves start changing colors. The cover art appears to show plant stems with thorns.
   
 
== Album contents ==
 
== Album contents ==
''October Rust'' has the most ballads and least doomy of any Type O album. It is melodic and has sludgy guitars, piano, synthesizers, and programmed drums. "[[Bad Ground]]" is a 38 second "joke intro" comprising only of low-level buzzing meant to sound as if the listener's speakers are incorrectly plugged in. The second and fifteenth tracks are spoken word intro and outro, respectively. 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 (Christmas Mourning)]]" and "[[Haunted]]". "[[Cinnamon Girl]]" is a much heavier cover of {{wp|Neil Young}}'s song of the same name.
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''October Rust'' has the most ballads and least doomy of any Type O album. It is melodic and has sludgy guitars, piano, synthesizers, and programmed drums. "[[Bad Ground]]" is a 38 second "joke intro" comprising only of low-level buzzing meant to sound as if the listener's speakers are incorrectly plugged in. The second and fifteenth tracks are spoken word [[Intro track of October Rust|intro]] and [[Outro track of October Rust|outro]], respectively. 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 (Christmas Mourning)" and "[[Haunted]]".
   
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"[[Love You to Death]]", "[[My Girlfriend's Girlfriend]]", "[[In Praise of Bacchus]]", and "[[Cinnamon Girl]]" are the four singles released from the album, the most of any Type O album. "My Girlfriend's Girlfriend" is unique for the album that it has 1960s psychedelic riffs. "Cinnamon Girl" is a cover of {{wp|Neil Young}} where Type O made it much heavier.
The lyrics on this album are mainly about love and death, as in "[[Love You to Death]]".
 
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"[[Green Man]]" has the instrumentation that makes them feel warm and invited while being out in the nature and talks about Green Man's fascination into nature and covers all four seasons. "[[Red Water (Christmas Mourning)]]" is a dark, sadful song with jingles that recalls four members of Pete's family died since the previous Christmas including his father dying on Christmas morning. "[[Wolf Moon]]" is about him giving cunnilingus to a lover like a werewolf devouring a prey.
   
 
== Tracklist ==
 
== Tracklist ==
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# "[[Die with Me]]" – 7:12
 
# "[[Die with Me]]" – 7:12
 
# "[[Burnt Flowers Fallen]]" – 6:09
 
# "[[Burnt Flowers Fallen]]" – 6:09
# "[[In Praise of Bacchus]]" – 7:36
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# "[[In Praise of Bacchus]]" {{small|(alt. titled "She Hates Me")}} {{feat|{{wp|Val Ium}} of {{wp|Pist.On}}}} – 7:36
# "[[Cinnamon Girl]]" {{small|(Neil Young cover)}} – 4:00
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# "[[Cinnamon Girl]]" {{small|({{wp|Neil Young}} cover)}} – 4:00
 
# "[[The Glorious Liberation of the People's Technocratic Republic of Vinnland by the Combined Forces of the United Territories of Europa]]" – 1:07
 
# "[[The Glorious Liberation of the People's Technocratic Republic of Vinnland by the Combined Forces of the United Territories of Europa]]" – 1:07
 
# "[[Wolf Moon (Including Zoanthropic Paranoia)]]" – 6:37
 
# "[[Wolf Moon (Including Zoanthropic Paranoia)]]" – 6:37
 
# "[[Haunted]]" – 10:07
 
# "[[Haunted]]" – 10:07
 
# "[[Outro track of October Rust|Outro]]" – 0:09
 
# "[[Outro track of October Rust|Outro]]" – 0:09
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== Trivia ==
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* This is one of just three albums where the cover shows a color other than green, white, or black; the others are ''[[Bloody Kisses]]'' and ''[[World Coming Down]]''.
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* This is the most keyboard-laden album of TON career.
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* The musical elements in this album influenced another gothic doom metal band {{oct|October Noir}}.
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* The album title 'October Rust' would later be mentioned in the lyric of "[[September Sun]]" of ''[[Dead Again]]''.
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* It is tied with ''[[Life Is Killing Me]]'' for most tracks of any TON album.
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* This is one of two TON albums to not have any songs split into cantos; the other is ''Life Is Killing Me''.
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* The album has the most singles released at four and the most music videos at seven (three official and four fan-made).
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* This is the only Type O Negative album starting with ''Bloody Kisses'' that doesn't have the title track.
   
 
== Reviews ==
 
== Reviews ==
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== Personnel ==
 
== Personnel ==
;Band performers
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'''Group performers'''
 
* [[Peter Steele]] – lead vocals, bass
 
* [[Peter Steele]] – lead vocals, bass
* [[Kenny Hickey]] – guitar, acoustic guitar on "[[Die with Me]]" and "[[Wolf Moon (Including Zoanthropic Paranoia)]]", additional vocals
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* [[Kenny Hickey]] – guitar, acoustic guitar on "[[Die with Me]]" and "[[Wolf Moon]]", additional vocals
* [[Josh Silver]] – keyboards, piano, synths, effects, backing vocals
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* [[Josh Silver]] – keyboards, piano, synth, backing vocals
* [[Johnny Kelly]] – drums, percussion, backing vocals
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* [[Johnny Kelly]] – live drums, backing vocals
   
;Additional performer
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'''Guest performer'''
* Val Ium – vocals on "[[In Praise of Bacchus]]"
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* {{wp|Val Ium}} additional vocals on "[[In Praise of Bacchus]]"
   
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'''Enginucers'''
;Production
 
* Written by [[Peter Steele]]
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* [[Peter Steele]] – writing, production
* Engineered and mixed by {{wp|Mike Marciano}}
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* {{wp|Mike Marciano}} – engineering, mixing
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* [[Josh Silver]] – effects, drum programming, production
* Mastered by {{wp|George Marino}}
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* {{wp|George Marino}} – mastering
* Produced by [[Josh Silver]] and [[Peter Steele]]
 
   
;Cover artwork
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'''Cover artworkers'''
* Concepted and designed by [[Peter Steele]]
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* [[Peter Steele]] – concept art, design
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* Laura Michaels – executive design
* Designed executed by Laura Michaels
 
* Photographed by {{wp|Joseph Cultice}}
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* {{wp|Joseph Cultice}} – photography
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* Tim Fitzharris – forest photography
* Forest photographed by Tim Fitzharris
 
   
 
{{Albums}}
 
{{Albums}}
 
[[Category:Albums]]
 
[[Category:Albums]]
[[Category:October Rust| ]]
 

Latest revision as of 05:18, 9 January 2020

October Rust is the fourth album by Type O Negative, released on August 20, 1996. This is the first album with Johnny Kelly credited as the band's drummer who took over the duty left by the departed member Sal Abruscato.

October Rust is the most favorited TON album. The album is certified gold by the RIAA.

Title and cover art[edit | edit source]

The title of the album October Rust infers that in the fall, leaves change to rusty colors. The album was released in August, not October, so the fans can help them prepare for autumn by listening to this music well before the leaves start changing colors. The cover art appears to show plant stems with thorns.

Album contents[edit | edit source]

October Rust has the most ballads and least doomy of any Type O album. It is melodic and has sludgy guitars, piano, synthesizers, and programmed drums. "Bad Ground" is a 38 second "joke intro" comprising only of low-level buzzing meant to sound as if the listener's speakers are incorrectly plugged in. The second and fifteenth tracks are spoken word intro and outro, respectively. 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 (Christmas Mourning)" and "Haunted".

"Love You to Death", "My Girlfriend's Girlfriend", "In Praise of Bacchus", and "Cinnamon Girl" are the four singles released from the album, the most of any Type O album. "My Girlfriend's Girlfriend" is unique for the album that it has 1960s psychedelic riffs. "Cinnamon Girl" is a cover of Neil Young where Type O made it much heavier.

"Green Man" has the instrumentation that makes them feel warm and invited while being out in the nature and talks about Green Man's fascination into nature and covers all four seasons. "Red Water (Christmas Mourning)" is a dark, sadful song with jingles that recalls four members of Pete's family died since the previous Christmas including his father dying on Christmas morning. "Wolf Moon" is about him giving cunnilingus to a lover like a werewolf devouring a prey.

Tracklist[edit | edit source]

  1. "Bad Ground" – 0:38
  2. "Intro" – 0:21
  3. "Love You to Death" – 7:08
  4. "Be My Druidess" – 5:25
  5. "Green Man" – 5:48
  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" (alt. titled "She Hates Me") (feat. Val Ium of Pist.On) – 7:36
  11. "Cinnamon Girl" (Neil Young cover) – 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. "Outro" – 0:09

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • This is one of just three albums where the cover shows a color other than green, white, or black; the others are Bloody Kisses and World Coming Down.
  • This is the most keyboard-laden album of TON career.
  • The musical elements in this album influenced another gothic doom metal band October Noir.
  • The album title 'October Rust' would later be mentioned in the lyric of "September Sun" of Dead Again.
  • It is tied with Life Is Killing Me for most tracks of any TON album.
  • This is one of two TON albums to not have any songs split into cantos; the other is Life Is Killing Me.
  • The album has the most singles released at four and the most music videos at seven (three official and four fan-made).
  • This is the only Type O Negative album starting with Bloody Kisses that doesn't have the title track.

Reviews[edit | edit source]

  • Anime Reviewer of Heavy Metal Otaku (9/10) – "The instrumentation is superb, the vocals are top-notch and instantly recognizable, and the atmosphere that was created is just remarkable."
  • Ken Pierce of Sea of Tranquility (4.5/5) – "The most musical and atmospheric of their catalog."
  • BigHans of Sputnikmusic (5/5) – "A haunting, melodic, somber, gorgeous opus from a group that severely overachieved on this album."
  • An unknown user of Sputnikmusic (5/5) – "The whole album itself has a very autumn feel to it and it makes you feel as if you were taking a trip through the woods and watching the leaves fall down."

Personnel[edit | edit source]

Group performers

Guest performer

Enginucers

Cover artworkers

  • Peter Steele – concept art, design
  • Laura Michaels – executive design
  • Joseph Cultice – photography
  • Tim Fitzharris – forest photography

Links to other albums[edit source]

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 NegativeNone More NegativeThe Complete Roadrunner Collection 1991-2003Blood Moon: A Collection of Covers and Rarities (Part 1)Harvest Moon: A Collection of Covers and Rarities (Part 2)
Live albums Steel O DickBizarre TypesLive Again
Video albums For When It RainsAfter DarkSymphony for the Devil
Split albums Live, Rare and HardIced Earth - Type O Negative - Engel
Cancelled album Double Crossed
Imaginary album Christmas Is Dead
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