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Slow, Deep and Hard is the debut studio album of Type O Negative, released in 1991 on Roadrunner Records.

Slow, Deep and Hard
Type O Negative - Slow, Deep And Hard.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJune 16, 1991
RecordedSystems Two, Brooklyn, NY, 1989
GenreGothic metal, doom metal, crossover thrash
Type O Negative chronology
Slow, Deep and Hard
The Origin of the Feces
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau(choice cut)[2]
metal.de9/10 stars[3]
rockmetal.pl9/10 stars[4]



The album, originally titled None More Negative and released in 1990 under the group's former name Repulsion,[5] launched the band's career. The album has a rawness that was prominent in Peter Steele's previous band, Carnivore, but it incorporates elements that became standard for Type O Negative, merging styles including doom metal, gothic rock, new wave and industrial music. Slow, Deep and Hard is a semi-autobiographical album with heavy amounts of black humor, based on a failed relationship in which the vocalist/bass guitarist Peter Steele was involved. In keeping with the band's notable humor, the album's cover artwork is a blurred image of sexual penetration.[6]

Roadrunner Records released a remastered version of Slow, Deep and Hard on March 24, 2009.[7]

Track listingEdit

All lyrics and music by Peter Steele, unless noted.

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"
2."Der Untermensch
  • I. Socioparasite
  • II. Waste of Life"
  • 8:54
    3."Xero Tolerance (includes samples from J.S. Bach)
  • I. Type "A" Personality Disorder
  • II. Kill You Tonight
  • III. Love You to Death"
  • 7:45
    4."Prelude to Agony
  • I. The Truth
  • II. God Love Fire Woman Death
  • III. Jackhammerape
  • IV. Pain (Is Irrelevant)"
  • 12:14
    5."Glass Walls of Limbo (Dance Mix)"6:41
    6."The Misinterpretation of Silence and its Disastrous Consequences
  • I. Venus: Contrary Motion"
  • 1:04
    7."Gravitational Constant: G = 6.67 × 10−8 cm−3 gm−1 sec−2
  • I. Unjustifiable Existence
  • II. Gravitational Acceleration (Due to Gravity)
  • III. Antimatter: Electromechanical Psychedelicosis
  • IV. Requiem for a Soulless Man"
  • 9:14


    Additional PersonnelEdit


    • Michael Marciano - engineering
    • Michael Sarsfield - mastering


    1. ^ Huey, Steve. "Slow, Deep and Hard". Allmusic. Retrieved January 19, 2014.
    2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Type O Negative". Robert Retrieved January 19, 2014.
    3. ^ "Type O Negative - Slow, Deep And Hard" (in German). April 1, 2010. Retrieved October 3, 2017.
    4. ^ Harqy (March 28, 2000). "recenzja: Type O Negative 'Slow Deep And Hard'" (in Polish). Retrieved October 3, 2017.
    5. ^ Garry Sharpe-Young (2007). Metal: The Definitive Guide. p. 293.
    6. ^ Peter Steele "It's a close-up of a penis going into a vagina." (1993). "Interview with WFWM Radio".
    7. ^ "Roadrunner: "Slow, Deep And Hard (Re-mastered)" - Type O Negative". Roadrunner Records. Archived from the original on July 13, 2010. Retrieved February 14, 2010. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)

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