Type O Negative - Dead Again
To this day, no actor or lookalike can capture the deranged facade of Rasputin, so finding his raggedy countenance on an album cover--particularly from a cold, frosty band like Type O Negative--just seems tailor made in the grand cosmos of dark heavy metal. Dead Again is actually quite the opposite, if you're familiar with Type O Negative, since it's frequently full of energetic bursts of angst, but straying from the record review, their choice to put Rasputin on their cover and give it their trademark green tempora (Note: Every Type O Negative album cover is bathed in green) makes it even more stark than the photo originally conveys.
Even more chilling is the picture of the Romonov sisters on the back of the CD artwork, and trust me, you won't be thinking of the sweetly Anastasia with her talking Slavic bat friend sugared up in the animated film. Are Peter Steele and his horde Rasputin fans? Given some of their snarling and frigied publicity photos, perhaps so. As stylishly tenebrous as Type O Negative's music is, Rasputin suddenly becomes a poster boy for the genre. How is it that only Type O recognized this?