Peter Steele will forever be remembered in Rock-N-Roll history. Type O Negative burst on the scene with a Gothic flair and flavor, but they were more Rock and Metal. They were innovative and brought something totally new to the table and we loved them for it. At age 48, Peter passed on and forever the music world was left with a large void, one which will never be filled.
Now comes Metal Underground, which can be found at www.metalunderground.com, and they have brought us, what I feel, is the premiere Peter Steele tribute album of all time. Entitled ‘All For None, None For All: A Tribute To Peter Steele’, this is a truly fitting tribute to the man we all came to love. A man who would unabashedly, and unashamedly belt out the pain we all knew at different points in our own lives, and didn’t care what anyone thought. He sang about what he felt and believed in, something we can all truly respect. The album brings together groups such as Auvernia, A Band Of Orcs, In.Verno (who masterfully and amazingly cover “Everything Dies”, and the vocals stylings of Laura Comesana add a haunting beauty to it), Stabbing Back, and more. There are twelve of the greatest Type O songs here, and each is lovingly and masterfully recreated in such a way which doesn’t rip off, but totally pays tribute to Peter. I think that it can be safely said that he is looking down and smiling upon this very album. No one will ever again be able to truly do what Type O did, but each of these artists comes close, in their own way. One of the songs that will really make the hair stand up on the back of your neck is “Christian Woman”, painstakingly covered here by Blind Greed. The song is a true faithful tribute, done in a loving recreation of the original. You can hear the ghost of Peter Steele on Vocals, or so it seems.
This has to be one of the best tribute albums ever to come down the pike. Just everything you would want in an album of this nature is here. The people at Metal Underground did an amazing job putting this together. You can also tell that everyone in the project was absolutely touched by Peter Steele in one way or another, and the love they give back to him shows. Each and every song is painstakingly and lovingly done. This is also one of the most amazing albums to come along in quite awhile. Kudos, Horns, and Axes up on this one!!!