History Main / SurprisinglyGentleSong

19th Sep '17 9:16:44 PM Pichu-kun
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* AFI's "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjSscjWXSHQ The Leaving Song: Part 1]]" and "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNzs5fLp3Ho The Interview]]".

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* AFI's Music/{{AFI}}'s "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjSscjWXSHQ The Leaving Song: Part 1]]" and "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNzs5fLp3Ho The Interview]]".



* Anime/{{Angel Beats}} anime band, Girls Dead Monster, usually plays loud and hard (as part of their band's 'distraction creating' intent, but many of their songs do have a quieter version on CD.
** The original band leader pulls this off the best with her final song[[spoiler: before she disappears]] with a ballad played on a special acoustic guitar, instead of her normal. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HV6WkcMKLFw& My Song]]

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* Anime/{{Angel Beats}} anime band, Girls Dead Monster, usually plays loud and hard (as part of their band's 'distraction creating' intent, but many of their songs do have a quieter version on CD.
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CD. The original band leader pulls this off the best with her final song[[spoiler: song [[spoiler: before she disappears]] with a ballad played on a special acoustic guitar, instead of her normal. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HV6WkcMKLFw& My Song]]



* PowerMetal bands usually feature at least one ballad per album.



* The Christian Hard Rock Band RED tends to have at least two per album, beginning with [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Uw8mIcQJn8&feature=related 'Pieces']], and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ZPjiUimhck 'Already Over (part 2)']] in "End of Silence," [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iAHCsyOb3Rc 'Take it all away']] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WptwYUp-sJ8&feature=related 'Nothing and Everything']] (Which is an alternate version of the opening song 'Fight Inside') on Innocence and Instinct. While they aren't as intensely loud or grating as bands such as Devil Wears Prada, RED is loud enough to warrant these songs being Surprsingly Gentle.

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* The Christian Hard Rock Band RED Music/{{Red}} tends to have at least two per album, beginning with [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Uw8mIcQJn8&feature=related 'Pieces']], and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ZPjiUimhck 'Already Over (part 2)']] in "End of Silence," [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iAHCsyOb3Rc 'Take it all away']] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WptwYUp-sJ8&feature=related 'Nothing and Everything']] (Which is an alternate version of the opening song 'Fight Inside') on Innocence and Instinct. While they aren't as intensely loud or grating as bands such as Devil Wears Prada, RED is loud enough to warrant these songs being Surprsingly Gentle.



* ElvisPresley doing "Love Me Tender" has to be the UrExample, since when it was released he was still viewed as the hip-shaking leader of TheNewRockAndRoll menace. It really wasn't much of an aberration at the time (he auditioned for Sun Records with ballads and recorded an ethereal version of "Blue Moon" while he was there), and in the context of his whole career it isn't that odd, but it would have been perceived that way in 1956.

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* ElvisPresley Music/ElvisPresley doing "Love Me Tender" has to be the UrExample, since when it was released he was still viewed as the hip-shaking leader of TheNewRockAndRoll menace. It really wasn't much of an aberration at the time (he auditioned for Sun Records with ballads and recorded an ethereal version of "Blue Moon" while he was there), and in the context of his whole career it isn't that odd, but it would have been perceived that way in 1956.



* Pretty much all of The Misfits songs from ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}' are arrogant tunes about how cool they are, how strong-willed they are, and how they don't care what others think. "Lovesick" is an AntiLoveSong about how Pizzazz is acting [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness completely off]] because she's head over heels for Riot..

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* Pretty much all of The Misfits songs from ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}' are arrogant tunes about how cool they are, how strong-willed they are, and how they don't care what others think. "Lovesick" is an AntiLoveSong about how Pizzazz is acting [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness completely off]] because she's head over heels for Riot..Riot.
19th Aug '17 6:54:55 AM AlternativeCola
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* American NuMetal band Music/LimpBizkit recorded a CoverVersion of Music/TheWho's "Behind Blue Eyes" for ''Film/{{Gothika}}'', which is an AlternativeRock ballad than their usual material.
27th Jul '17 2:35:21 AM BlackSwan81
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* Music/JudasPriest: "Angel," "Lost and Found," "Before the Dawn," "Epitaph", "Last Rose of Summer"

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* Music/JudasPriest: "Angel," "Lost and Found," "Before the Dawn," "Epitaph", "Last Rose of Summer"Summer", "Lost Love", "New Beginnings", "Never Forget".
23rd May '17 10:56:25 AM Prfnoff
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* The Dillinger Escape Plan have included a few more accessible songs off their more recent albums. They're still very experimental and innovative but make better use of their singer's clean vocal range (something their first singer didn't have.) Tracks like [[VideoGame/WWEVideoGames Unretrofied]], Black Bubblegum & Milk Lizard sound akin to something a more agressive Music/FaithNoMore might write.

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* The Dillinger Escape Plan Music/TheDillingerEscapePlan have included a few more accessible songs off their more recent albums. They're still very experimental and innovative but make better use of their singer's clean vocal range (something their first singer didn't have.) Tracks like [[VideoGame/WWEVideoGames Unretrofied]], Black Bubblegum & Milk Lizard sound akin to something a more agressive Music/FaithNoMore might write.



* Glassjaw, normally an extremely loud and aggressive band, has two of these songs on their [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_Mark El Mark]] Digital EP. "''The Number No Good Things Can Come Of''", a piano and drums piece, and "''Oxycodone''", a Lounge-sounding tune with the lead vocalist singing in improvisation.

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* Glassjaw, Music/{{Glassjaw}}, normally an extremely loud and aggressive band, has two of these songs on their [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_Mark El Mark]] Digital EP. "''The Number No Good Things Can Come Of''", a piano and drums piece, and "''Oxycodone''", a Lounge-sounding tune with the lead vocalist singing in improvisation.



* The last two tracks off of the album ''Abducted'' by DeathMetal band, Hypocrisy, are mellow [[Music/PinkFloyd Pink Floyd-esque]] ProgressiveRock tracks. This is in sharp contrast to the rest of the album and their discography.

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* The last two tracks off of the album ''Abducted'' by DeathMetal band, Hypocrisy, band Music/{{Hypocrisy}} are mellow [[Music/PinkFloyd Pink Floyd-esque]] ProgressiveRock tracks. This is in sharp contrast to the rest of the album and their discography.
15th Apr '17 1:02:35 PM nombretomado
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* The Dillinger Escape Plan have included a few more accessible songs off their more recent albums. They're still very experimental and innovative but make better use of their singer's clean vocal range (something their first singer didn't have.) Tracks like [[SmackdownVsRaw Unretrofied]], Black Bubblegum & Milk Lizard sound akin to something a more agressive Music/FaithNoMore might write.

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* The Dillinger Escape Plan have included a few more accessible songs off their more recent albums. They're still very experimental and innovative but make better use of their singer's clean vocal range (something their first singer didn't have.) Tracks like [[SmackdownVsRaw [[VideoGame/WWEVideoGames Unretrofied]], Black Bubblegum & Milk Lizard sound akin to something a more agressive Music/FaithNoMore might write.
13th Apr '17 11:51:17 AM Lyendith
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* Music/AvengedSevenfold has a few of them, particularly "Seize the Day" and "So Far Away". An early example of this is "I Won't See You Tonight Part 2" from ''Waking The Fallen'', when they were still a metalcore band. Also, we can't talk about Music/AvengedSevenfold without mentioning [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HyYazI3B09A Dear God]], which is a straight up country balled. From ''Hail to the King'', we've got the blues-ballad "Acid Rain".

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* Music/AvengedSevenfold has a few of them, particularly "Seize the Day" and "So Far Away". An early example of this is "I Won't See You Tonight Part 2" from ''Waking The Fallen'', when they were still a metalcore band. Also, we can't talk about Music/AvengedSevenfold them without mentioning [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HyYazI3B09A Dear God]], which is a straight up country balled.ballad. From ''Hail to the King'', we've got the blues-ballad "Acid Rain". But the most jarring example is probably "Warmness on the Soul" on their debut album: a sweet love ballad in the middle of a hardcore punk album where all the other songs are screamed.
19th Jan '17 5:00:16 PM Xtifr
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* {{Music/Ministry}} contributed a surprisingly faithful acoustic cover of [[TheGratefulDead "Friend Of The Devil"]] to the compilation ''The Bridge School Concerts, Vol. 1'' - it turns out Al Jourgenson actually has a smooth, pleasant singing voice when he's not [[HarshVocals growling]] and/or running his vocals through distortion and processing.

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* {{Music/Ministry}} contributed a surprisingly faithful acoustic cover of [[TheGratefulDead [[Music/TheGratefulDead "Friend Of The Devil"]] to the compilation ''The Bridge School Concerts, Vol. 1'' - it turns out Al Jourgenson actually has a smooth, pleasant singing voice when he's not [[HarshVocals growling]] and/or running his vocals through distortion and processing.
13th Oct '16 4:17:02 PM stuffedninja
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** Music/{{Californication}} was when they really started to tone things down, with songs such as "Porcelain," "This Velvet Glove" (to an extent), and "Scar Tissue." This was in response to lead singer Anthony Kiedis's desire to focus more on singing rather than his famous rap-yarling.

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** Music/{{Californication}} ''Music/{{Californication}}'' was when they really started to tone things down, with songs such as "Porcelain," "This Velvet Glove" (to an extent), "Road Trippin'", and "Scar Tissue." This was in response to lead singer Anthony Kiedis's desire to focus more on singing rather than his famous rap-yarling.
16th Sep '16 10:12:22 AM thelivingtoad
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* Future of the Left, a band known for their aggressive post-hardcore sound and singer Andy Falkous' often darkly funny lyrics, has "French Lessons", a quiet song about love and unhappy marriage. The band's playing is much more subdued on this one, and while Falkous' lyrics are still humorous, the tone much bleaker than it is on their usual songs.
4th Jul '16 7:18:28 PM randomguy566
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* Music/{{NWA}} had "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u31FO_4d9TY‎ Express Yourself]]" from ''Music/StraightOuttaCompton''.

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* Music/{{NWA}} had "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u31FO_4d9TY‎ Express Yourself]]" from ''Music/StraightOuttaCompton''. Hell, ThisVeryWiki considers it SweetDreamsFuel.
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