Type O Negative
Sometime between their first and second album, Type O Negative underwent a bizarre, lycanthropic transformation from ultra-Heavy Metal meisters to Goth burlesques. Singer Peter Steele nurtured a male vamp sexual persona driven by lust and fascinated by the points of convergence between passion and death. The band, meanwhile, took the tempo way down into a murky cauldron of Satanic mass keyboards and guitar notes that sounded like depth charges. The band's albums and performances invariably attempt to re-enact vaguely pagan Phallus-worship rites that are campier, but in the end only mildly more interesting, than standard "C*ck rock" proteges.