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13th May '17 4:47:50 PM Rik-B
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* Music/{{Kamelot}}'s [[EpicaAlbumSeries ''Epica'' and ''The Black Halo'']] are concept albums based on Goethe's ''Theatre/{{Faust}}'' (the story that developed the modern interpretation of the [[DealWithTheDevil deal with the devil]]).

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* Music/{{Kamelot}}'s [[EpicaAlbumSeries [[Music/EpicaAlbumSeries ''Epica'' and ''The Black Halo'']] are concept albums based on Goethe's ''Theatre/{{Faust}}'' (the story that developed the modern interpretation of the [[DealWithTheDevil deal with the devil]]).
13th May '17 4:46:29 PM Rik-B
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* Music/{{Kamelot}}'s ''Epica and The Black Halo'' are concept albums based on Goethe's ''Theatre/{{Faust}}'' (the story that developed the modern interpretation of the [[DealWithTheDevil deal with the devil]]).

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* Music/{{Kamelot}}'s ''Epica [[EpicaAlbumSeries ''Epica'' and The ''The Black Halo'' Halo'']] are concept albums based on Goethe's ''Theatre/{{Faust}}'' (the story that developed the modern interpretation of the [[DealWithTheDevil deal with the devil]]).
13th May '17 11:00:30 AM StarSword
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** ''The Art of War'' has one song for each of the thirteen chapters of UsefulNotes/SunTzu's magnum opus on military science, quoting from it directly on several songs.
8th May '17 2:35:32 PM StarSword
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** In a case where the concept album became the concept for the ''band'', ''Primo Victoria''. Their earlier [=EPs=] and actual first album ''Metalizer'' were more standard HeavyMetal but were sent into DevelopmentHell by their first label. Then their second label actually let them release an album, which happened to be themed on HorribleHistoryMetal about war (mainly UsefulNotes/WorldWarII and the two Iraq Wars, also including a song each about the UsefulNotes/SixDayWar and the UsefulNotes/VietnamWar). War songs have comprised the lion's share of the band's output ever since.
** ''Carolus Rex'' is about the rise and fall of the Swedish empire, starting with the ascension to the throne of UsefulNotes/GustavusAdolphus, and ending with the death of [[UsefulNotes/CarolusRex Charles XII]] and the Carolean Death March.
** ''Heroes'' is themed after specific war heroes.
** ''The Last Stand'' is about, well, {{last stand}}s, some of which the side [[HoldTheLine holding the line]] actually won.

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** In a case where the concept album became the concept for the ''band'', ''Primo Victoria''. Their earlier [=EPs=] and actual first album ''Metalizer'' were more standard HeavyMetal on varied topics, but were sent into DevelopmentHell by their first label. Then their second label actually let them release an album, which happened to be themed on HorribleHistoryMetal about war (mainly UsefulNotes/WorldWarII -- the title track is about D-Day -- and the two Iraq Wars, also including a song each about the UsefulNotes/SixDayWar and the UsefulNotes/VietnamWar). War songs have comprised the lion's share of the band's output ever since.
** ''Carolus Rex'' is about the rise and fall of the Swedish empire, Empire in the 17th century, starting with the ascension to the throne of UsefulNotes/GustavusAdolphus, [[UsefulNotes/NotableSwedishMonarchs Gustav II Adolf]] (a.k.a. [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Gustavus Adolphus]]), and ending with the death of [[UsefulNotes/CarolusRex Charles XII]] and the Carolean Death March.
** ''Heroes'' is themed after specific war heroes.
heroes, mainly lesser-known ones such as Franz Stigler[[note]]a Luftwaffe AcePilot who escorted a damaged B-17 to safety rather than [[CoupDeGrace finishing it off]], and then became close friends with its pilot 40 years after the war[[/note]] and Witold Pilecki[[note]]a Polish Resistance leader who infiltrated Auschwitz to lead an uprising, but was later executed by the postwar pro-Soviet government due to his loyalty to the prewar regime[[/note]].
** ''The Last Stand'' is about, well, {{last stand}}s, some of which the side [[HoldTheLine holding the line]] actually won. These range from the Battle of Thermopylae (with multiple references to ''Film/ThreeHundred'') to the Battle of Vienna ([[TheCavalry "THEN THE WINGED HUSSARS ARRIVED!"]]) to the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_for_Castle_Itter "strangest battle of World War II"]] where a couple dozen [=POWs=], German defectors, American soldiers, and a tank held off a 200-man Waffen SS death squad until reinforcements arrived.



* Music/TheMountainGoats released the album ''Beat The Champ'', entirely about professional wrestling, in 2015. They also released ''Transcendental Youth'' in 2012 which discusses mental illness, and ''All Eternal's Deck'' in 2011 about a deck of tarot cards. The new millennium seemingly sparked an era of concept albums from the group.

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* Music/TheMountainGoats released several concept albums in a row starting with 2009's ''The Life of the album ''Beat The Champ'', entirely about professional wrestling, in 2015. World to Come'', themed after various Bible verses. They also released ''Transcendental Youth'' in 2012 which discusses mental illness, and followed this with ''All Eternal's Deck'' in 2011 about a deck of tarot cards. The new millennium seemingly sparked an era of concept albums from cards, and 2012's ''Transcendental Youth'', about mental illness. Then in 2015 they made the group.album ''Beat the Champ'', which [[AndNowForSomethingCompletelyDifferent for a change]] was about ProfessionalWrestling.
7th May '17 9:52:12 AM StarSword
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* Swedish PowerMetal group Music/{{Sabaton}} are known for HorribleHistoryMetal about warfare and heroism.
** In a case where the concept album became the concept for the ''band'', ''Primo Victoria''. Their earlier [=EPs=] and actual first album ''Metalizer'' were more standard HeavyMetal but were sent into DevelopmentHell by their first label. Then their second label actually let them release an album, which happened to be themed on HorribleHistoryMetal about war (mainly UsefulNotes/WorldWarII and the two Iraq Wars, also including a song each about the UsefulNotes/SixDayWar and the UsefulNotes/VietnamWar). War songs have comprised the lion's share of the band's output ever since.
** ''Carolus Rex'' is about the rise and fall of the Swedish empire, starting with the ascension to the throne of UsefulNotes/GustavusAdolphus, and ending with the death of [[UsefulNotes/CarolusRex Charles XII]] and the Carolean Death March.
** ''Heroes'' is themed after specific war heroes.
** ''The Last Stand'' is about, well, {{last stand}}s, some of which the side [[HoldTheLine holding the line]] actually won.



* Music/{{Sabaton}}:
** In a case where the concept album became the concept for the ''band'', ''Primo Victoria''. Their earlier [=EPs=] and actual first album ''Metalizer'' were sent into DevelopmentHell by their first label, but then their second label actually let them release an album, which happened to be themed on HorribleHistoryMetal about war (mainly UsefulNotes/WorldWarII and the two Iraq Wars, also including a song each about the UsefulNotes/SixDayWar and the UsefulNotes/VietnamWar). War songs have comprised the lion's share of the band's output ever since.
** ''Carolus Rex'' is about the rise and fall of the Swedish empire, starting with the ascension to the throne of UsefulNotes/GustavusAdolphus, and ending with the death of [[UsefulNotes/CarolusRex Charles XII]] and the Carolean Death March.
** ''Heroes'' is themed after specific war heroes.
** ''The Last Stand'' is about, well, {{last stand}}s, some of which the side [[HoldTheLine holding the line]] actually won.


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* Music/{{Nightwish}}'s 2015 album ''Endless Forms Most Beautiful'' was inspired by the writings of UsefulNotes/CharlesDarwin and contains mainly songs about evolution and the beauty and wonder of the natural world.
7th May '17 9:48:08 AM StarSword
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* ''Carolus Rex'', by Music/{{Sabaton}}, is about the rise and fall of the Swedish empire, starting with the ascension to the throne of Gustavus Adolphus, and ending with the death of [[UsefulNotes/CarolusRex Charles XII]] and the Carolean Death March.

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* Music/{{Sabaton}}:
** In a case where the concept album became the concept for the ''band'', ''Primo Victoria''. Their earlier [=EPs=] and actual first album ''Metalizer'' were sent into DevelopmentHell by their first label, but then their second label actually let them release an album, which happened to be themed on HorribleHistoryMetal about war (mainly UsefulNotes/WorldWarII and the two Iraq Wars, also including a song each about the UsefulNotes/SixDayWar and the UsefulNotes/VietnamWar). War songs have comprised the lion's share of the band's output ever since.
**
''Carolus Rex'', by Music/{{Sabaton}}, Rex'' is about the rise and fall of the Swedish empire, starting with the ascension to the throne of Gustavus Adolphus, UsefulNotes/GustavusAdolphus, and ending with the death of [[UsefulNotes/CarolusRex Charles XII]] and the Carolean Death March.March.
** ''Heroes'' is themed after specific war heroes.
** ''The Last Stand'' is about, well, {{last stand}}s, some of which the side [[HoldTheLine holding the line]] actually won.
4th May '17 3:51:16 PM KateKatieHawkeye
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* ''Music/GhostQuartet'' by Dave Malloy.
1st May '17 2:38:47 PM BobSaget9
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* Creator/NeilCicierega's double album, ''[[http://www.neilcic.com/mouthsounds/ Mouth Sounds]]''/''[[http://www.neilcic.com/mouthsilence/ Mouth Silence]]'', runs on the concept that music can transcend time when given enough power. Both albums take place in a universe where Music/SmashMotuh's "All Star" did not exist naturally. ''Mouth Silence'' takes place on May 3rd, 1999, and throughout the album there are very subtle hints that "All Star" (which, acroding to the double album's lore, existed in a parallel universe where it grew so powerful that it destroyed all other music) is trying to breach through the barrier between worlds. ''Mouth Sounds'' takes place the day after ''Mouth Silence'', when "All Star" gained enough power to successfully author itself into the "Non-Star universe" (it is also [[MeaningfulReleaseDate the day "All Star" was released as a single in real life]]).

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* Creator/NeilCicierega's double album, ''[[http://www.neilcic.com/mouthsounds/ Mouth Sounds]]''/''[[http://www.neilcic.com/mouthsilence/ Mouth Silence]]'', runs on the concept that music can transcend time when given enough power. Both albums take place in a universe where Music/SmashMotuh's Music/SmashMouth's "All Star" did not exist naturally. ''Mouth Silence'' takes place on May 3rd, 1999, and throughout the album there are very subtle hints that "All Star" (which, acroding to the double album's lore, existed in a parallel universe where it grew so powerful that it destroyed all other music) is trying to breach through the barrier between worlds. ''Mouth Sounds'' takes place the day after ''Mouth Silence'', when "All Star" gained enough power to successfully author itself into the "Non-Star universe" (it is also [[MeaningfulReleaseDate the day "All Star" was released as a single in real life]]).






























1st May '17 2:36:12 PM BobSaget9
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* Creator/NeilCicierega's double album, ''[[http://www.neilcic.com/mouthsounds/ Mouth Sounds]]''/''[[http://www.neilcic.com/mouthsilence/ Mouth Silence]]',' runs on the concept that music can transcend time when given enough power. Both albums take place in a universe where Music/SmashMotuh's "All Star" did not exist naturally. ''Mouth Silence'' takes place on May 3rd, 1999, and throughout the album there are very subtle hints that "All Star" (which, acroding to the double album's lore, existed in a parallel universe where it grew so powerful that it destroyed all other music) is trying to breach through the barrier between worlds. ''Mouth Sounds'' takes place the day after ''Mouth Silence'', when "All Star" gained enough power to successfully author itself into the "Non-Star universe" (it is also [[MeaningfulReleaseDate the day "All Star" was released as a single in real life]]).

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* Creator/NeilCicierega's double album, ''[[http://www.neilcic.com/mouthsounds/ Mouth Sounds]]''/''[[http://www.neilcic.com/mouthsilence/ Mouth Silence]]',' Silence]]'', runs on the concept that music can transcend time when given enough power. Both albums take place in a universe where Music/SmashMotuh's "All Star" did not exist naturally. ''Mouth Silence'' takes place on May 3rd, 1999, and throughout the album there are very subtle hints that "All Star" (which, acroding to the double album's lore, existed in a parallel universe where it grew so powerful that it destroyed all other music) is trying to breach through the barrier between worlds. ''Mouth Sounds'' takes place the day after ''Mouth Silence'', when "All Star" gained enough power to successfully author itself into the "Non-Star universe" (it is also [[MeaningfulReleaseDate the day "All Star" was released as a single in real life]]).
23rd Apr '17 4:16:30 AM Scrounge
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*** ''The Belmonts'' is the exception, an EP released on a blood-red cassette, it draws on the ''VideoGame/{{Castlevania}}'' mythos instead, with an odd bit of {{kayfabe}} around it involving a mysterious demo tape with a note reading only "Rekease me," and an unknown band who seem to be a SimilarSquad to the Megas... Or perhaps [[{{doppelganger}} something less coincidental]].

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*** ''The Belmonts'' is the exception, an EP released on a blood-red cassette, it draws on the ''VideoGame/{{Castlevania}}'' mythos instead, with an odd bit of {{kayfabe}} around it involving a mysterious demo tape with a note reading only "Rekease "Release me," and an unknown band who seem to be a SimilarSquad to the Megas... Or perhaps [[{{doppelganger}} something less coincidental]].
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