History Music / MetalChurch

27th Mar '16 7:39:11 PM HasturHasturHastur
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* ''XI'' (2016)
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* AudienceParticipationSong: They have a few, notably ''Metal Church'', ''Start the Fire'', ''Fake Healer'', ''The Human Factor''.

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* AudienceParticipationSong: They have a few, notably ''Metal Church'', ''Start "Metal Church", "Start the Fire'', ''Fake Healer'', ''The Fire", "Fake Healer", "Badlands" and "The Human Factor''.Factor".



* BadassBoast : In ''Metal Church'', the quote at the top of this page.

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* BadassBoast : In ''Metal Church'', "Metal Church", the quote at the top of this page.



* BurialAtSea: One of the song titles from ''The Dark'' (1986). They also did a song on the sinking of the Titanic (''Rest In Pieces (April 15, 1912)'' from ''Blessing In Disguise'').
* BloodKnight: The Hitman from the song of the same name in their first album.

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* BurialAtSea: One of the song titles from ''The Dark'' (1986). They also did a song on the sinking of the Titanic (''Rest ("Rest In Pieces (April 15, 1912)'' 1912") from ''Blessing In Disguise'').
* BloodKnight: The Hitman hitman from the song of the same name in their first album.



* CoverVersion: ''Highway Star'' by Music/DeepPurple, on their debut album.
* DoctorJerk: ''Fake Healer'' from ''Blessing In Disguise'' (1989). This doctor will work only for big money, and has no qualms of letting poor patients die if they can't pay him.

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* CoverVersion: ''Highway Star'' "Highway Star" by Music/DeepPurple, on their debut album.
* DoctorJerk: ''Fake Healer'' "Fake Healer" from ''Blessing In Disguise'' (1989). This doctor will work only for big money, and has no qualms of letting poor patients die if they can't pay him.



* DrivenToSuicide: The central character or narrator in ''Gods of Second Chance'' from ''Hanging In The Balance'' (1993). Except that he's having second thoughts about it and wants to be heard. Likely a case of InterruptedSuicide without someone else interrupting.

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* DrivenToSuicide: The central character or narrator in ''Gods "Gods of Second Chance'' Chance" from ''Hanging In The Balance'' (1993). Except that he's having second thoughts about it and wants to be heard. Likely a case of InterruptedSuicide without someone else interrupting.



** ''Anthem to the Estranged'' and ''Badlands'' from ''Blessing in Disguise'' (1989).
** ''In Harms Way'' from 'The Human Factor'' (1991).
** ''Little Boy'' and ''End of the Age'' from ''Hanging in the Balance'' (1993).
** ''Madman's Overture'' from ''The Weight Of The World'' (2004)
** ''Temples at Sea'' from ''A Light in the Dark'' (2006).
** ''Deeds of a Dead Soul'' from ''This Present Wasteland'' (2008).
* EvilLaugh: ''Metal Church'' has this at the beginning.

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** ''Anthem "Anthem to the Estranged'' Estranged" and ''Badlands'' "Badlands" from ''Blessing in Disguise'' (1989).
** ''In "In Harms Way'' Way" from 'The ''The Human Factor'' (1991).
Factor''(1991).
** ''Little Boy'' "Little Boy" and ''End "End of the Age'' Age" from ''Hanging in the Balance'' (1993).
** ''Madman's Overture'' "Madman's Overture" from ''The Weight Of The World'' (2004)
** ''Temples "Temples at Sea'' Sea" from ''A Light in the Dark'' (2006).
** ''Deeds "Deeds of a Dead Soul'' Soul" from ''This Present Wasteland'' (2008).
* EvilLaugh: ''Metal Church'' "Metal Church" has this at the beginning.



* GratuitousPanning: The opening ''Rest In Pieces (April 15, 1912)'' from ''Blessing In Disguise'', which fades in for a long time.

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* GratuitousPanning: The opening ''Rest to "Rest In Pieces (April 15, 1912)'' 1912)" from ''Blessing In Disguise'', which fades in for a long time.



* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: A fairly solid 7, but hits 8 in the first two albums.
* NightmareFuelStationAttendant: The ''Conductor'' from the song of the same name from ''Hanging In The Balance'' (1993).
* PowerBallad: ''Gods of Wrath'', ''Watch the Children Pray'', ''Anthem to the Estranged'', and at least one per album. Most of them cross over with EpicRocking, given their length.

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* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: A fairly solid 7, but hits 8 in the first two albums.albums and the odd Munroe-era song.
* NightmareFuelStationAttendant: The ''Conductor'' conductor from the song of the same name from ''Hanging In The Balance'' (1993).
* PowerBallad: ''Gods "Gods of Wrath'', ''Watch Wrath", "Watch the Children Pray'', ''Anthem Pray", "Badlands", "Anthem to the Estranged'', Estranged", and at least one per album. Most of them cross over with EpicRocking, given their length.



* SelfTitledAlbum: ''Metal Church'' (1984), with a title song ''Metal Church''.
* SinisterMinister: ''This Spell Can't Be Broken'' from ''Blessing In Disguise'' (1989) features one, who has a {{Cult}} following.

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* SelfTitledAlbum: ''Metal Church'' (1984), with a title song ''Metal Church''.
"Metal Church".
* SinisterMinister: ''This "This Spell Can't Be Broken'' Broken" from ''Blessing In Disguise'' (1989) features one, who has a {{Cult}} following.following.
* VocalEvolution: Ronny Munroe started with a rougher, grittier tone before gradually expanding his higher range to the point where he sounded like a somewhat rawer David Wayne by ''Generation Nothing''. Averted with Mike Howe, whose style and voice has not changed in the slightest between ''Hanging in the Balance'' and ''XI''.
19th Feb '16 9:34:27 AM HasturHasturHastur
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* MetalScream: David Wayne lived off this trope, and current vocalist Ronny Munroe has often used this to good effect.

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* MetalScream: All vocalists have made extensive use of a Type 4. David Wayne lived off this trope, was the most famous, but Mike Howe and current vocalist Ronny Munroe has often used this to good effect.have been just as capable.
7th Jul '15 12:22:33 AM tenryufan
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* MoneyDearBoy: The subject of songs such as ''Human Factor'' (about record companies that sideline talent for prospects of making big money) and ''Fake Healer'' (a greedy doctor whose priority is making money, not healing patients).



* NamesTheSame:
** David Wayne, their first vocalist, shares his name with a veteran actor from the black-and-white film era, with plenty of film credits from the 1950s.
** Mike Howe (the second vocalist) is also the name of one of the brothers (the other being Geoff), the owners of Howe and Howe technologies, a company that makes armoured, military-grade heavy machinery, and also the subject of a DiscoveryChannel TV show.
** They have a song called ''Blood Money'', which is the name of a song by an Australian alternative rock band known as, ironically, ''The Church'', and it is also the name of a very recent Bollywood film.



** HeyItsThatGuy: They currently have longtime Music/{{Savatage}}/Music/TransSiberianOrchestra drummer Jeff Plate on drums. On ''Gods of Second Chance'' from ''Hanging In The Balance'' (1993), Jerry Cantrell from Music/AliceInChains plays a solo.



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Lars Ulrich unsuccessfully auditioned as a drummer for Metal Church in 1980. We know [[Music/{{Metallica}} where]] he ended up.
8th Nov '14 1:55:52 PM Thunderbolt0102
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* AllGuitarsAreStratocasters: In this band's case, Gibson Les Pauls.


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** CoversAlwaysLie: They don't use that brand of guitar often. Their preferred brand is the Gibson Les Paul, in recordings, live performances and video shoots.
25th Jul '14 12:57:58 PM MarkLungo
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Metal Church are a power metal band from Seattle, United States. While they started off as a band bordering on ThrashMetal in TheEighties, they eventually eased into American PowerMetal after a short while. Their lyrics also changed over that period, from scares and nightmares, to social issues.

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Metal Church are a power metal band from Seattle, UsefulNotes/{{Seattle}}, United States. While they started off as a band bordering on ThrashMetal in TheEighties, they eventually eased into American PowerMetal after a short while. Their lyrics also changed over that period, from scares and nightmares, to social issues.
18th Mar '14 11:14:23 AM Thunderbolt0102
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Lars Ulrich unsuccessfully auditioned as a drummer for Metal Church in 1980. We know [[Music/Metallica where]] he ended up.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Lars Ulrich unsuccessfully auditioned as a drummer for Metal Church in 1980. We know [[Music/Metallica [[Music/{{Metallica}} where]] he ended up.
7th Feb '14 12:36:37 PM Thunderbolt0102
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Lars Ulrich unsuccessfully auditioned as a drummer for Metal Church in 1980. We know [[Music/Metallica where]] he ended up.
3rd Jan '14 4:01:58 AM Thunderbolt0102
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* NamesTheSame: Happens with two vocalists.

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* NamesTheSame: Happens with two vocalists.NamesTheSame:


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** They have a song called ''Blood Money'', which is the name of a song by an Australian alternative rock band known as, ironically, ''The Church'', and it is also the name of a very recent Bollywood film.
2nd Jan '14 4:21:10 AM Thunderbolt0102
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** TheBigGuy: John Marshall, the guitarist from the ''Blessing In Disguise'' lineup, who played in four albums, stands 6'7" tall.
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