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14th Jun '16 11:58:13 PM Edgecrusher666
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* AntiLoveSong: Taken UpTo11 with "Leave Me Forever".
* ApocalypseWow: "3 Days in Darkness".
* BadassNative: "Native Blood". Chuck Billy himself is one of the most prominent Native American figures in music.

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* AntiLoveSong: Taken UpTo11 with "Leave Me Forever".
Forever."
* ApocalypseWow: "3 Days in Darkness".
Darkness."
* BadassNative: "Native Blood". Blood," Chuck Billy himself is one of the most prominent Native American figures in music.



* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: "The Ballad". Guess the style of the song.

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* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: "The Ballad". Ballad." Guess the style of the song.



** TheLeader: Eric Peterson
** TheLancer: Chuck Billy
** TheSmartGuy: Alex Skolnick
** TheBigGuy: Gene Hoglan
** [[SixthRanger Fifth Ranger]]: Steve [=DiGiorgio=]

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** TheLeader: Eric Peterson
Eric
** TheLancer: Chuck Billy
Chuck
** TheSmartGuy: Alex Skolnick
Alex
** TheBigGuy: Gene Hoglan
Gene
** [[SixthRanger Fifth Ranger]]: Steve [=DiGiorgio=]Steve



* HeavyMeta: Averted by "Into the Pit". It is hard to say what it ''is'' about, but the lyrics certainly have nothing to do with moshing.

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* HeavyMeta: Averted by "Into the Pit". Pit." It is hard to say what it ''is'' about, but the lyrics certainly have nothing to do with moshing.



* MetalScream: One of Chuck's trademarks, especially on their earliest albums on songs like "Burnt Offerings" and "The Preacher".

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* MetalScream: One of Chuck's trademarks, especially on their earliest albums on songs like "Burnt Offerings" and "The Preacher".Preacher."



* PowerBallad: [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin "The Ballad"]], "The Legacy", "The Ritual", "Return to Serenity", "Trail of Tears", and "Cold Embrace". "Leave Me Forever", to a lesser degree.
* TheRemake: ''First Strike Still Deadly'' is a rerecording of some of their most well-liked tracks from their first two albums.
* RenaissanceMan: Alex Skolnick has also found the time to play with Music/TransSiberianOrchestra and create his own jazz fusion group.
* RevolvingDoorBand: Eric Peterson is the only consistent member, and him and Chuck Billy are the only ones who have been present on all their albums. From ''The Ritual'' onwards (the last album with their "classic" Billy/Peterson/Skolnick/Christian/Clemente lineup), every subsequent album has been recorded with a different lineup as the previous album.

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* PowerBallad: [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin "The Ballad"]], "The Legacy", Legacy," "The Ritual", Ritual," "Return to Serenity", Serenity," "Trail of Tears", Tears," and "Cold Embrace". Embrace." "Leave Me Forever", Forever," to a lesser degree.
* TheRemake: ''First Strike Still Deadly'' is a rerecording re-recording of some of their most well-liked tracks from their first two albums.
* RenaissanceMan: Alex Skolnick has also found the time to play with Music/TransSiberianOrchestra and create his own jazz fusion group.
* RevolvingDoorBand: Eric Peterson is the only consistent member, and him and Chuck Billy are the only ones who have been present on all their albums. From ''The Ritual'' onwards (the last album with their "classic" Billy/Peterson/Skolnick/Christian/Clemente Peterson/Skolnick/Billy/Christian/Clemente lineup), every subsequent album has been recorded with a different lineup as the previous album.



* [[IAmTheBand We Are The Band]]: Billy and Peterson are the only constant members, and even then Peterson is the only founding member who never left.

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* [[IAmTheBand We Are The Band]]: Billy Eric and Peterson Chuck are the only constant members, members and even then Peterson then, Eric is the only founding member who never left.
14th Jun '16 11:53:30 PM Edgecrusher666
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** TheLancer: Steve [=DiGiorgio=]

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** TheLancer: Steve [=DiGiorgio=]Chuck Billy



** TheHeart: Chuck Billy

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** TheHeart: Chuck Billy[[SixthRanger Fifth Ranger]]: Steve [=DiGiorgio=]
31st May '16 10:43:14 PM Torturephile
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* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: Most of their stuff (practically all of their ''The Legacy'' to ''Souls of Black'' material namely) is about 8. ''The Ritual'' varies from about 6-8, while starting from ''Low'' they have recorded several songs ("Dog Faced Gods," most of the songs on ''Demonic'', "D.N.R (Do Not Resuscitate)," "The Formation Of Damnation," "True American Hate," etc.) that go into 9. "Legions of the Dead" borders on a soft 10, while the band drops to a 4 with "Return to Serenity."

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* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: Most of their stuff (practically all of their ''The Legacy'' to ''Souls of Black'' material namely) is about 8. ''The Ritual'' varies from about 6-8, while starting from ''Low'' they have recorded several songs ("Dog Faced Gods," most of the songs on ''Demonic'', "D.N.R (Do Not Resuscitate)," "Fall of Sipledome," "The Formation Of of Damnation," "True American Hate," etc.) that go into 9. "Legions of the Dead" borders on a soft 10, while the band drops to a 4 with "Return to Serenity."



** Some songs on ''The New Order'' have soft atmospheric intros on certain tracks, also it features the first instrumental tracks in the band's discography. Its production is also gritty and fuzzy, giving it a slightly rawer sound.

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** Some songs on ''The New Order'' have soft atmospheric intros on certain tracks, also it features the first instrumental tracks in the band's discography. Its production is also gritty gritty, muffled, and fuzzy, giving it a slightly rawer sound.
31st May '16 10:39:22 PM Torturephile
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** Some songs on ''The New Order'' have soft instrumental atmospheric intros on certain tracks, also it features the first instrumental tracks in the band's discography. Its production is also gritty, giving it a slightly rawer sound.

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** Some songs on ''The New Order'' have soft instrumental atmospheric intros on certain tracks, also it features the first instrumental tracks in the band's discography. Its production is also gritty, gritty and fuzzy, giving it a slightly rawer sound.



** ''The Ritual'', being "[[Music/{{Metallica}} The Black Album]]" of the band, deviated from the band's earlier thrash metal sound in favor of a more traditional heavy metal/hard rockish sound.
** ''Low'' marks a 180 degree turn as it's much heavier due to its Music/GrooveMetal influence, tuned-down guitars, and Chuck Billy using a lower grunt on some tracks. "Dog Faced Gods" of this album is the band's first flirtation with Music/DeathMetal.

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** ''The Ritual'', being "[[Music/{{Metallica}} The Black Album]]" of the band, deviated from the band's earlier thrash metal sound in favor of a more traditional heavy metal/hard rockish sound.
metal sound with hints of hard rock, and it has much better production than its predecessors.
** ''Low'' marks a 180 degree turn as it's much heavier due to its Music/GrooveMetal influence, tuned-down guitars, and Chuck Billy using a lower grunt register/roaring on some tracks. "Dog Faced Gods" of this album is the band's first flirtation with Music/DeathMetal.



** ''The Formation of Damnation'' abandons the death metal sound of previous albums for the most part.

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** ''The Formation of Damnation'' abandons the death metal sound aspects of previous albums for the most part.
29th May '16 2:42:44 AM Torturephile
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\n* ''The Brotherhood of the Snake'' (2016)




* AntiLoveSong: Taken UpTo11 with "Leave Me Forever".



* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: "The Ballad". Guess the style of the song.



** Some songs on ''The New Order'' has soft instrumental intros on certain tracks, also it features the first instrumental tracks in the band's discography. Its production is also gritty, giving it a slightly rawer sound.

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** Some songs on ''The New Order'' has have soft instrumental atmospheric intros on certain tracks, also it features the first instrumental tracks in the band's discography. Its production is also gritty, giving it a slightly rawer sound.



* PowerBallad: [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin "The Ballad"]], "The Legacy", "The Ritual", "Return to Serenity", "Trail of Tears", and "Cold Embrace". "Leave Me Forever", to a lesser degree.



* WordSaladLyrics: Most of ''The Gathering'' seems to consist of this. While there are a few songs with obvious themes ("Three Days Of Darkness" is, for example, about The Rapture), most of the lyrics are utterly ridiculous.

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* WordSaladLyrics: Most of ''The Gathering'' seems to consist of this. While there are a few songs with obvious themes ("Three ("3 Days Of of Darkness" is, for example, about The Rapture), most of the lyrics are utterly ridiculous.
29th May '16 2:28:18 AM Torturephile
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* LighterAndSofter: ''The Ritual'' is the most accessible album the band released, though the few albums before had a more polished and melodic sound than the first ones.

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* LighterAndSofter: ''The Ritual'' is the most accessible album the band released, though the few albums before had a more polished and melodic sound than the first ones. ''The Formation of Damnation'', while definitely a heavy album, is this to ''The Gathering''.



** Some songs on ''The New Order'' feature soft instrumental intros unlike in ''The Legacy'', also it features the first instrumental tracks in the band's discography.
** ''Practice What You Preach'' is noticeably more melodic than its predecessors.
** ''Souls of Black'' seems to have the tempo dialed down and features a more traditional heavy metal sound that would be further explored in ''The Ritual''.

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** Some songs on ''The New Order'' feature has soft instrumental intros unlike in ''The Legacy'', on certain tracks, also it features the first instrumental tracks in the band's discography.
discography. Its production is also gritty, giving it a slightly rawer sound.
** ''Practice What You Preach'' is noticeably more melodic than its predecessors.
and has a cleaner production.
** ''Souls of Black'' seems to have the tempo dialed down and features shows a more traditional heavy metal sound that would be further explored in ''The Ritual''.



** ''Low'' marks a 180 degree turn as it's much heavier due to its Music/GrooveMetal influence, has tuned-down guitars, and Chuck Billy uses a lower grunt on some tracks.

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** ''Low'' marks a 180 degree turn as it's much heavier due to its Music/GrooveMetal influence, has tuned-down guitars, and Chuck Billy uses using a lower grunt on some tracks. "Dog Faced Gods" of this album is the band's first flirtation with Music/DeathMetal.
** ''Demonic'' further evolves the band into a heavier direction, with a much more prominent death metal tone heard throughout, while retaining the groove metal sound of ''Low''.
** ''The Gathering'' marks a return of the thrash sound the band previously had while mixing it with their heavier sound of the '90s.
** ''The Formation of Damnation'' abandons the death metal sound of previous albums for the most part.
** ''Dark Roots of Earth'' introduces blast beats and is generally faster. It also features the first ballad since "Trail of Tears" from ''Low''.
29th May '16 2:11:41 AM Torturephile
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* LighterAndSofter: ''The Ritual'' is the most accessible album the band released, though the few albums before had a more polished and melodic sound than the first ones.



* NewSoundAlbum: Most of their albums starting with ''The Ritual'' have toyed with their sound somewhat. More info on the main page.
* TheRemake: ''First Strike Still Deadly'' is a rerecording of some of their most well liked tracks from their first two albums. YMMV on whether the originals or the new versions are better.

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* NewSoundAlbum: Most of their albums starting with NewSoundAlbum:
** Some songs on
''The Ritual'' New Order'' feature soft instrumental intros unlike in ''The Legacy'', also it features the first instrumental tracks in the band's discography.
** ''Practice What You Preach'' is noticeably more melodic than its predecessors.
** ''Souls of Black'' seems to
have toyed with their the tempo dialed down and features a more traditional heavy metal sound somewhat. More info on that would be further explored in ''The Ritual''.
** ''The Ritual'', being "[[Music/{{Metallica}} The Black Album]]" of
the main page.
band, deviated from the band's earlier thrash metal sound in favor of a more traditional heavy metal/hard rockish sound.
** ''Low'' marks a 180 degree turn as it's much heavier due to its Music/GrooveMetal influence, has tuned-down guitars, and Chuck Billy uses a lower grunt on some tracks.
* TheRemake: ''First Strike Still Deadly'' is a rerecording of some of their most well liked well-liked tracks from their first two albums. YMMV on whether the originals or the new versions are better.albums.
29th May '16 1:54:48 AM Torturephile
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* ApocalypseWow: "Three Days In Darkness".

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* ApocalypseWow: "Three "3 Days In in Darkness".



* BigFun / FatBastard: Chuck, especially in his latter years.

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* BigFun / FatBastard: Chuck, especially in his latter years. Some say he is a thicker version of Music/{{Slayer}}'s Tom Araya.



* CoverVersion: Music/{{Aerosmith}}ís "Nobody's Fault" on ''The New Order''.
** Also Music/{{Queen}}'s "Dragon Attack," Music/{{Scorpions}}'s "Animal Magnetism," and Music/{{Iron Maiden}}'s "Powerslave" on "Dark Roots of Earth"
* DarkerAndEdgier: During TheNineties, they got much heavier and Chuck started experimenting with harsher vocal techniques.

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* CoverVersion: CoverVersion:
**
Music/{{Aerosmith}}ís "Nobody's Fault" on ''The New Order''.
** Also Music/{{Queen}}'s "Dragon Attack," Music/{{Scorpions}}'s "Animal Magnetism," and Music/{{Iron Maiden}}'s "Powerslave" on "Dark ''Dark Roots of Earth"
Earth''.
* DarkerAndEdgier: During TheNineties, After ''The Ritual'', they got much heavier and Chuck started experimenting with harsher vocal techniques.



* EpicRocking: Not always, but ''The Ritual'' and ''Dark Roots of Earth'' sometimes delve into this.

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* EpicRocking: Not always, but EpicRocking:
** The title track of
''The Ritual'' and is 7:34.
** From
''Dark Roots of Earth'' sometimes delve into this.Earth'', we get "Cold Embrace" (7:45), "Throne of Thorns" (7:04, 7:41 for the extended edit), and "Powerslave" (6:51).



** TheLeader: Eric
** TheLancer: Steve
** TheSmartGuy: Alex
** TheBigGuy: Gene
** TheHeart: Chuck

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** TheLeader: Eric
Eric Peterson
** TheLancer: Steve
Steve [=DiGiorgio=]
** TheSmartGuy: Alex
Alex Skolnick
** TheBigGuy: Gene
Gene Hoglan
** TheHeart: ChuckChuck Billy



* JerkAss: If Greg Christian's account of the circumstances leading to his departure is to be believed, Eric and Chuck are pretty shitty people.

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* JerkAss: If Greg Christian's account of the circumstances leading to his departure is to be believed, Eric and Chuck are pretty shitty terrible people.



* MetalBandMascot: The nameless demon...thing with an OverlyLongTongue often seen in an inverted pentagram, found on ''The Legacy'', the corner of ''Low'' and ''First Strike Still Deadly'', among other places, probably counts.

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* MetalBandMascot: The nameless demon... thing with an OverlyLongTongue often seen in an inverted pentagram, pentagram found on ''The Legacy'', the corner of ''Low'' and ''First Strike Still Deadly'', among other places, probably counts.



* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: Most of their stuff (practically all of their ''The Legacy'' to ''Souls of Black'' material namely) is about 8. ''The Ritual'' varies from about 6-8, while starting from ''Low'' they have recorded several songs ("Dog Faced Gods," most of the songs on ''Demonic'', "D.N.R (Do Not Resuscitate)," "The Formation Of Damnation," "True American Hate," etc.) that go into 9. "Legions Of The Dead" borders on a soft 10, while the band drops to a 4 with "Return To Serenity."

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* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: Most of their stuff (practically all of their ''The Legacy'' to ''Souls of Black'' material namely) is about 8. ''The Ritual'' varies from about 6-8, while starting from ''Low'' they have recorded several songs ("Dog Faced Gods," most of the songs on ''Demonic'', "D.N.R (Do Not Resuscitate)," "The Formation Of Damnation," "True American Hate," etc.) that go into 9. "Legions Of The of the Dead" borders on a soft 10, while the band drops to a 4 with "Return To to Serenity."
25th Feb '16 9:14:28 PM Jaredwarrensince1991
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[[caption-width-right:350:Practicing what they've preached since 1983]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:Practicing what they've preached since 1983]]
1983.]]
25th Feb '16 9:14:02 PM Jaredwarrensince1991
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