The death of Peter Steele was easily one of the biggest and most unexpected losses metal has seen in recent years. Even now I have trouble believing that the same invincible giant that spat the words ‘I had no pulse the last time I checked, I’d trade my life for self respect‘ has moved on. However, Type O Negative wasn’t confined to the talents of Mr. Steele and this is most apparent in the newest project from drummer Sal Abruscato and Seventh Void guitarist Matt Brown, A Pale Horse Named Death. Their debut album has been floating around in various forms for roughly a year but I believe it’s getting a re-release this week through SPV Records and MetalInsider has the entire album available to stream here.
And Hell Will Follow Me sounds quite a lot like the Type O Negative material but also makes a foray into the gritty drug-addled world of bands like Alice In Chains and Acid Bath. But if you only listen to one new track from one new band today, you should most definitely make it the unfortunately placed “Die Alone“. Tacked right at the end of the album, “Die Alone” is a slow-burning funeral march through the swamp of all the most bleak and depressing moments in your life — an endless void of suffering that I’m sure would make Steele crack a wry grin. Although, if you’re already having a bad day, you might want to stay away from this all together.