Saturday, 17 April 2010
There's not really a huge amount I can say about Peter Steele that hasn't been said on a wealth of other websites. Steele was an undobutedly iconic front-man, with an almost monstrous image and stage presence and more importantly, an exceptionally unique voice. His low, dirge-like crooning was one of the defining aspects of goth-metal pioneers Type O Negative, perfectly suiting his black-humoured lyrics of pessimism and bitter discourse. Music has lost one of its most original legends and at an unfortunately young age. Rest in peace.