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2nd Mar '15 9:34:01 PM erforce
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Although piracy composes Running Wild's main imagery, they're not as gimmicky as you'd think. The topics of their songs range from [[AncientConspiracy ancient conspiracies]], [[FilkSong literature]], HeavyMeta and environmetal issues to history in general.

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Although piracy composes Running Wild's main imagery, they're not as gimmicky as you'd think. The topics of their songs range from [[AncientConspiracy ancient conspiracies]], [[FilkSong literature]], HeavyMeta and environmetal issues to [[HorribleHistoryMetal history in general.
general]].



* AlienInvasion: "Iron Heads" (from the infamous ''Death Metal'' split-album [[note]]with Music/{{Helloween}}, Hellhammer and Dark Avenger[[/note]] and the ''Masquerade'' remaster). While the chorus shows alien invaders in positive light ("They're coming tonight to make the world alright"), the end result is rather bleak ("Ruins are everywhere, the whole world is empty and dead").

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* AlienInvasion: "Iron Heads" (from the infamous ''Death Metal'' split-album [[note]]with Music/{{Helloween}}, Hellhammer and Dark Avenger[[/note]] and the ''Masquerade'' remaster). While the chorus shows tells that the alien invaders in positive light ("They're coming tonight to are going "to make the world alright"), alright", the end result is rather bleak ("Ruins are everywhere, the whole world is empty and dead").



* DragonRider: "Dragonmen" from ''Black Hand Inn'' is holy dragonmen who ride the nightskies, ridding the world from evil.
* DressedToPlunder: The band mascot Adrian has appeared in pirate regalia (a longcoat and a tri-corner hat) on the covers of ''Port Royal'' and ''Lead or Gold'' single, and on the covers of tribute albums ''Revivalry'' and ''Rpugh Diamonds''.

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* DragonRider: "Dragonmen" from ''Black Hand Inn'' is about holy dragonmen who ride the nightskies, ridding the world from evil.
* DressedToPlunder: The band mascot Adrian has appeared in pirate regalia (a longcoat and a tri-corner hat) on the covers of ''Port Royal'' and ''Lead or Gold'' single, and on the covers of tribute albums ''Revivalry'' and ''Rpugh ''Rough Diamonds''.



* FadingIntoTheNextSong: Used in ''Death or Glory'' between the title track and "The Battle of Waterloo".

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* FadingIntoTheNextSong: Used in ''Death or Glory'' Glory'', between the title track and "The Battle of Waterloo".



* MadScientist: "Dr. Horror", from ''The Brotherhood'', who spreads chemical warfare around.

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* MadScientist: The eponymous "Dr. Horror", from ''The Brotherhood'', who spreads chemical warfare around.



** ''Port Royal'': Album intro and the trial on "Calico Jack".

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** ''Port Royal'': Album intro (a newbie arrives on the eponymous Port Royal) and the trial on "Calico Jack".



** ''Black Hand Inn'': Opening track "The Curse" and ending track "Genesis".

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** ''Black Hand Inn'': Opening track "The Curse" (a character is send to be burned at the stake) and ending track "Genesis"."Genesis", which is about its own bizarre creation and end-of-the-world myth.
24th Dec '14 2:53:27 AM erforce
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** The main melody of "Chamber of Lies" (the intro for ''Pile of Skulls'') came from TheNineties' ''[[Film/TreasureIsland1990 Treasure Island]]'' movie.
5th Dec '14 9:38:31 AM erforce
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* TheMutiny: "Mutiny", from ''Port Royal''.
* TheNeidermeyer: The titular character in "Evil Spirit", from ''Branded and Exiled''.

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* TheMutiny: "Mutiny", from ''Port Royal''.
* TheNeidermeyer: The titular character in "Evil Spirit", from ''Branded and Exiled''.
Royal'', is about a ship crew who go against their cruel masters.



* NonAppearingTitle: ''Gates to Purgatory''.

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* NonAppearingTitle: The title of the album ''Gates to Purgatory''.Purgatory'' doesn't appear on any of its songs.



* RuleOfCool: "Firebreather", from ''The Rivalry'', is about a plane that fights against [[ALoadOfBull minotaurs]], genetic beasts and their [[BlackHelicopter black helicopters]] from Hell.
27th Nov '14 10:27:58 AM erforce
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* AuthorCatchphrase: The line "Wild and free!"

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* AuthorCatchphrase: The line "Wild "wild and free!"free", which has appeared on every album from ''Blazon Stone'' onwards.



* ConceptAlbum: Part of the album ''Black Hand Inn'' talks about a man called John Xenir, who fights against CorruptChurch and such.

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* ConceptAlbum: Part of the album ''Black Hand Inn'' talks about a man called John Xenir, who fights against CorruptChurch and such.such as a pirate (what else?).



* CoverVersion: Running Wild has covered "Genocide (The Killing of the Buffalo)" by ThinLizzy and "Revolution" by Music/TheBeatles.
* CrystalBall: John Xenir has one which can tell "tales of past and future", in ''Black Hand Inn''.
* DarkWorld: "Realm of Shades", from ''Branded and Exiled''.
* DragonRider: "Dragonmen" from ''Black Hand Inn'' is all about this trope.

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-->Adventure Galley, proudly she's staying her course
-->Adventure Galley, the magical force, wild and free!
* CoverVersion: Running Wild has covered "Genocide (The Killing of the Buffalo)" by ThinLizzy Music/ThinLizzy and "Revolution" by Music/TheBeatles.
* CrystalBall: John Xenir has one which can tell "tales of past and future", in the title song of ''Black Hand Inn''.
* DarkWorld: "Realm of Shades", from ''Branded and Exiled''.
* DragonRider: "Dragonmen" from ''Black Hand Inn'' is all about this trope.holy dragonmen who ride the nightskies, ridding the world from evil.
* DressedToPlunder: The band mascot Adrian has appeared in pirate regalia (a longcoat and a tri-corner hat) on the covers of ''Port Royal'' and ''Lead or Gold'' single, and on the covers of tribute albums ''Revivalry'' and ''Rpugh Diamonds''.



* EpicRocking: "Calico Jack", "The Battle of Waterloo", "Literature/TreasureIsland", "Genesis (The Making and the Fall of Man)", "Ballad of William Kidd", "Fire and Thunder", "Literature/WarAndPeace", "Tsar", "The Ghost (T.E. Lawrence)" and "The War".
* EverythingsLouderWithBagpipes: The intro of ''Death or Glory''[='=]s "The Battle of Waterloo".
* EvilLaugh: "Under Jolly Roger", "Underworld".

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* EpicRocking: "Calico Jack", "The Battle The band has a lot of Waterloo", "Literature/TreasureIsland", songs that go over seven minutes, but "Genesis (The Making and the Fall of Man)", "Ballad of William Kidd", "Fire and Thunder", "Literature/WarAndPeace", "Tsar", "The Ghost (T.E. Lawrence)" and "The War".
Man)" from ''Black Hand Inn'' takes the cake for being over fifteen minutes long.
* EverythingsLouderWithBagpipes: The intro of "The Battle of Waterloo" from ''Death or Glory''[='=]s "The Battle of Waterloo".
Glory'' opens with bagpipes, backed by marching.
* EvilLaugh: "Under Jolly Roger", "Underworld".The last song of ''Masquerade, "Underworld", ends with [[{{Satan}} Redcoat]] telling how humanity is deaf and blind to the machinations of evil, and caps it off with an evil laugh.



* FilkSong: "Literature/TreasureIsland" and "Literature/WarAndPeace".
* GoMadFromTheRevelation: After a lifetime of searching, the protagonist of the song "Diamonds of the Black Chest" (from ''Under Jolly Roger'') finds the titular chest. And it's empty.
* GreatestHitsAlbum: Several, few of them are more worthwhile compared to others:
** ''The First Years of Piracy'', which has songs from first three albums remade by the 1991 line-up.
** ''20 Years in History'', which has couple of new songs and little touches of improvement in their past catalog.

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* FilkSong: "Literature/TreasureIsland" and "Literature/WarAndPeace".
"Literature/WarAndPeace" are based on their respective books.
* GoMadFromTheRevelation: After a lifetime of searching, the protagonist of the song "Diamonds of the Black Chest" (from ''Under Jolly Roger'') finds the titular chest. And chest... and it's empty.
empty. He goes insane on the spot, and the song ends with him [[LaughingMad laughing madly]] while imagined riches rain down.
* GreatestHitsAlbum: Several, few of them are more worthwhile compared to others:
others:
** ''The First Years of Piracy'', which has songs from first three albums remade by the 1991 line-up.
line-up, including "Walpurgis Night", which at the time was only available on the band's first EP, ''Victim of States Power''.
** ''20 Years in History'', which has couple of new songs and little touches of improvement in their past catalog.



* TheGreys: "Sinister Eyes", from ''Pile of Skulls''. The cover art for this single (which was never released) has one holding a key and shedding a SingleTear.
* TheGrimReaper: "Black Wings of Death" from ''Pile of Skulls''.
* HeavyMeta: "Chains and Leather" from ''Branded and Exiled''.
* HeavyMithril: Lots of it, the albums ''Black Hand Inn'' and ''Victory'' being prime examples.
* HotBlooded: Always, with "Riding the Storm" and "Raise Your Fist" being standout examples.
* IAmTheBand: Rolf Kasparek, who wrote the majority of the songs.
* InNameOnly: The song "{{Mordor}}" from ''Branded and Exiled'' isn't related in any way with the [[LordOfTheRings Mordor we all know]].

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* TheGreys: Featured in "Sinister Eyes", from ''Pile of Skulls''. They reveal secrets to the protagonist through his dreams, and haven't contacted mankind due to the all hatred it is infested with. The cover art for this the song's single (which was never released) has one holding a key and shedding a SingleTear.
* TheGrimReaper: "Black Wings of Death" from ''Pile of Skulls''.
Skulls'' is about the psychopomp, who spreads his terror of inevitable death.
* HeavyMeta: HellbentForLeather
** Significant part of
"Chains and Leather" from ''Branded and Exiled''.
Exiled'', along with other [[HeavyMeta metal goodness]].
-->Even Satan wears leather, our souls do it forever
-->So let us pray our rules tonight!
** "Raise Your Fist" from ''Under Jolly Roger" makes a mention of dressing in "shiny leather like a second skin".
* HeavyMithril: Lots of it, the albums Fantasy subjects like a precognitive ghost pirate and wars between good and evil between do crop up, ''Black Hand Inn'' and ''Victory'' being prime examples.
* HotBlooded: Always, with "Riding the Storm" and "Raise Your Fist" being standout examples.
*
IAmTheBand: Rolf Kasparek, who wrote writes the majority of the songs.
songs. As of TheNewTens, he is the only doing it.
* InNameOnly: The song "{{Mordor}}" "Mordor" from ''Branded and Exiled'' isn't related in any way with the [[LordOfTheRings [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Mordor we all know]].



* LaughingMad: At the end of "Diamonds of the Black Chest".
* TheLegionsOfHell: "Soldiers of Hell", from ''Gates to Purgatory''.

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* LaughingMad: At the end -->They left a sea of "Diamonds of the Black Chest".
* TheLegionsOfHell: "Soldiers of Hell", from ''Gates to Purgatory''.
running bloo-ooo-oood!



* LoudnessWar: The album ''Rogues en Vogue''.
* LovableRogue: "Billy the Kid", from the "Little Big Horn" single, and the ''Blazon Stone'' remaster, portray the eponymous gunslinger as such.
* MadScientist: "Dr. Horror", from ''The Brotherhood''.
* {{Mascot}}: Captain Adrian, who is an [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot undead werewolf pirate who is also a son of Satan.]]

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* %%* LoudnessWar: The album ''Rogues en Vogue''.
* LovableRogue: "Billy the Kid", from the "Little Big Horn" single, and the ''Blazon Stone'' remaster, portray the eponymous gunslinger as such.
* MadScientist: "Dr. Horror", from ''The Brotherhood''.
Brotherhood'', who spreads chemical warfare around.
* {{Mascot}}: Captain Adrian, who is an [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot undead werewolf pirate who is also a son of Satan.]]Satan]].



* NoExportForYou: Many albums are unavailable in USA, as well as the rest of the world.



* NothingButSkulls: On the cover of, well, ''[[http://www.metal-archives.com/images/1/4/5/7/1457.jpg Pile of Skulls.]]''
* TheNounAndTheNoun: "Fire and Ice", "Fire And Thunder", "Chains and Leather" and "War and Peace".

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* NothingButSkulls: On the cover of, well, ''[[http://www.metal-archives.com/images/1/4/5/7/1457.jpg Pile of Skulls.]]''
* TheNounAndTheNoun: Used on the songs "Fire and Ice", "Fire And and Thunder", "Chains and Leather" and "War and Peace".



* OurAngelsAreDifferent: "Angel of Mercy", from ''Rogues en Vogue'', is about a sole angel rescuing the world from darkness. (Or, perhaps, a divine mecha)
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: In "Return of the Dragon" (from ''The Rivalry''), the dragons are portrayed as benevolent beings, and {{The Dragon Slayer}}s and serpents as evil.
* OurWerewolvesAreDifferent: Just check out the Mascot example above.

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-->Six sixty six is his number, he takes the crown of earth
* OurAngelsAreDifferent: "Angel of Mercy", from ''Rogues en Vogue'', is about a sole angel rescuing the world from darkness. (Or, darkness (or, perhaps, a divine mecha)
mecha).
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: In "Return of the Dragon" (from ''The Rivalry''), the dragons are portrayed as benevolent beings, and {{The Dragon Slayer}}s [[TheDragonslayer the dragon slayers]] and serpents as evil.
* OurWerewolvesAreDifferent: Just check out the Mascot example above.
evil.



* {{Pirate}}: All albums, except ''Victory'', have at least one song based on pirates and seafaring.
* {{Portmantitle}}: "Evilution"
* RatedMForManly

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* {{Pirate}}: All albums, Band's main image. Also, all albums from ''Under Jolly Roger'' onward, except ''Victory'', have at least one song based on pirates and seafaring.
* {{Portmantitle}}: "Evilution"
*
Used on "Evilution" (evil + evolution) from ''Death or Glory''.
%%*
RatedMForManly



* SignatureStyle: As heard in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VzvCiMcQMzY this video]].

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* SignatureStyle: As Kasparek has his own peculiar style of starting guitar solos, as heard in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VzvCiMcQMzY this video]].



** ''Black Hand Inn'': Opening track "The Curse" and ending track "Genesis".

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** ''Black Hand Inn'': Opening track "The Curse" and ending track "Genesis".



* TakeThat: The song "Purgatory" on the ''Ready for Boarding'' live-album was a hard hit for the PMRC.

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* TakeThat: The song "Purgatory" on the ''Ready for Boarding'' live-album was a hard hit for on the PMRC.



* TitleOnlyChorus: "Tear Down the Walls" from ''Wild Animal''.
* ToTheTuneOf:

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* TitleOnlyChorus: Featured in "Tear Down the Walls" from the ''Wild Animal''.
Animal'' EP.
* ToTheTuneOf: ToTheTuneOf:



** X-Wild, the aforementioned band which consisted of Running Wild's ex-members, based their song "Skybolter" on an unused Running Wild song called "Skulldozer".



-->The railway's gonna squeaking hard, wheels are dragging over
-->Red hot grease is on the steel, oiling all the bars
-->Rhythm's gonna pounding hard, the monsters own thunder
-->The whistle-pipe is blowing strong, foretelling what to come



* WarIsHell: "Literature/WarAndPeace" and "The War", deal with this theme.
* WitchHunt: "Bones to Ashes", from the ''Death Metal'' split-album and ''Masquerade'' remaster.
* WorldWarOne: "The War" from ''Rogues en Vogue''.

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* WarIsHell: "Literature/WarAndPeace" and "The War", War" deal with this theme.
-->You're dying in war, but you even can't live in peace.
* WitchHunt: "Bones to Ashes", from the ''Death Metal'' split-album and ''Masquerade'' remaster.
remaster, depicts witches being burned to ashes on the stake, and the angel of death collecting their remains.
* WorldWarOne: UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne: "The War" from ''Rogues en Vogue''.Vogue'' recounts the events of the war, backed by various marching tunes.
5th Oct '14 3:38:09 AM m8e
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Running Wild is a [[SpeedMetal Speed]][=/=]Music/HeavyMetal band from Germany. They formed in 1976 as Granite Hearts before changing their name to Running Wild after a Music/JudasPriest song. They used to have occult and satanic imagery on their earlier work, but by the time of the third album of the band the frontman and leader Rolf Kasparek wanted something different, and he chose {{Pirate}}s. This has became the main turning point in the band's career, and they never looked back.

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Running Wild is a [[SpeedMetal Speed]][=/=]Music/HeavyMetal Speed]][=/=]HeavyMetal band from Germany. They formed in 1976 as Granite Hearts before changing their name to Running Wild after a Music/JudasPriest song. They used to have occult and satanic imagery on their earlier work, but by the time of the third album of the band the frontman and leader Rolf Kasparek wanted something different, and he chose {{Pirate}}s. This has became the main turning point in the band's career, and they never looked back.
1st Mar '14 7:06:21 PM MorgenReiter
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Added DiffLines:

* HotBlooded: Always, with "Riding the Storm" and "Raise Your Fist" being standout examples.
22nd Feb '14 12:19:05 PM erforce
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* {{Taps}}: "Little Big Horn" ends with "Taps" playing, signifying the senseless loss of General Custer's men.



** The main melody of "Chamber of Lies" (the intro for ''Pile of Skulls'') came from TheNineties' ''TreasureIsland'' movie.

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** The main melody of "Chamber of Lies" (the intro for ''Pile of Skulls'') came from TheNineties' ''TreasureIsland'' ''[[Film/TreasureIsland1990 Treasure Island]]'' movie.
14th Nov '13 4:42:21 PM erforce
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* ArtisticLicenseShips: In the intro of "Under Jolly Roger", it takes only seconds for the pirate crew to man the cannons and fire them.

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* ArtisticLicenseShips: In the intro of "Under Jolly Roger", it takes only seconds for the pirate crew to man the cannons and fire them.them after a suitable target for a BoardingParty is spotted.



* GreatestHitsAlbum: Several, two of them are more worthwhile compared to others: ''The First Years of Piracy'', which has songs from first three albums remade by the 1991 line-up and ''20 Years in History'', which has couple of new songs and little touches of improvement in their past catalog. There's another one, ''Best of Adrian'', which only covers the era between ''The Rivalry'' and ''Rogues En Vogue'', including the live album ''Live 2002''.

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* GreatestHitsAlbum: Several, two few of them are more worthwhile compared to others: others:
**
''The First Years of Piracy'', which has songs from first three albums remade by the 1991 line-up and line-up.
**
''20 Years in History'', which has couple of new songs and little touches of improvement in their past catalog. There's another one, catalog.
**
''Best of Adrian'', which only covers the era between ''The Rivalry'' and ''Rogues En Vogue'', including the live album ''Live 2002''.



* {{Instrumentals}}: "Final Gates", "Highland Glory (The Eternal Fight)", "Over the Rainbow", "Final Waltz" and "Siberian Winter".

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* {{Instrumentals}}: {{Instrumentals}}:
**
"Final Gates", "Highland Glory (The Eternal Fight)", "Over the Rainbow", "Final Waltz" and "Siberian Winter".



* ToTheTuneOf: The main riff of "Little Big Horn" (from ''Blazon Stone'') uses the main melody of old american folk song "Girl I Left Behind Me".

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* ToTheTuneOf: ToTheTuneOf:
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The main riff of "Little Big Horn" (from ''Blazon Stone'') uses the main melody of old american folk song "Girl I Left Behind Me".



* TrainSong: "Locomotive" from ''Shadowm aker''.
* TrappedBehindEnemyLines: "Fire and Ice", and "Crossfire".
* TheUnmasking: The theme for the ''Masquerade'' album.

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* TrainSong: "Locomotive" from ''Shadowm aker''.
* TrappedBehindEnemyLines: "Fire and Ice", and "Crossfire".
* TheUnmasking: The theme for the ''Masquerade'' album.
''Shadowmaker''.



* WarIsHell: "Literature/WarAndPeace" and "The War", unsurprisingly.

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* WarIsHell: "Literature/WarAndPeace" and "The War", unsurprisingly.deal with this theme.
9th Oct '13 2:02:41 AM erforce
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* BadGuyBar: The eponymous "The Drift" from ''Resilient is one, as it features all sorts of miscreants as its regulars.

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* BadGuyBar: The eponymous "The Drift" from ''Resilient ''Resilient'' is one, as it features all sorts of miscreants as its regulars.
9th Oct '13 2:02:23 AM erforce
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* BadassCreed: The songs "Prisoner of Our Time", "Branded and Exiled", "Chains and Leather", "Under Jolly Roger" "Raise Your Fist" and "Unation".

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* BadGuyBar: The eponymous "The Drift" from ''Resilient is one, as it features all sorts of miscreants as its regulars.
* BadassCreed: The choruses on songs "Prisoner of Our Time", "Branded and Exiled", "Chains and Leather", "Under Jolly Roger" "Raise Your Fist" and "Unation"."Unation" are based around this.
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