Funeral For A Friend is a {{Post-Hardcore}} band from Bridgend, Wales. Formed in 2001, they have released five studio albums. Unlike most bands in the genre, FuneralForAFriend are influenced by NWOBHM and ThrashMetal. They are sometimes called emo or screamo, and acknowledge its influence on them. However, they consider themselves to play a unique style of music influenced by many genres, and for this reason, prefer to be called a hard rock or metal band. In addition, their sound features interplay between dual vocalists and guitarists.

!Discography:

Albums:
* Casually Dressed & Deep in Conversation (2003)
* Hours (2005)
* Tales Don't Tell Themselves (2007)
* Memory and Humanity (2008)
* Welcome Home Armageddon (2011)
* Conduit (2013)

[=EPs=]:
* Between Order And Model (2002)
* Four Ways To Scream Your Name (2003)
* The Young And Defenceless (2010)
* See You All In Hell (2011)

!Band Members:
* Matthew Davies-Kreye - lead vocals
* Kris Coombs-Roberts - guitar, backing vocals
* Gavin Burrough - guitar, backing vocals
* Pat Lundy - drums
* Richard Boucher - bass

!This band provides examples of the following tropes:

* AscendedFanboy - During the tour for Casually Dressed & Deep in Conversation, they got to open for their idols, Music/IronMaiden.
* AudienceParticipationSong - When performing "Streetcar", the band ask someone from the crowd to play a ringtone on their phone, or sing it, before launching into the song. This mimics the way it happens on the studio recording.
** "Juneau" is also one - the band have been known to stop playing whilst the crowd sings "And I'm nothing more than a line in your book"
*** The band wrote "History" specifically to be one of these songs.
* BadassBeard - Kris, Matt during Tales Don't Tell Themselves.
* {{Bishonen}} - Matt during the ''Casually Dressed''-era.
* BlackSheepHit: A variation. They included the B Side "The Getaway Plan" on their US compilation "Seven Ways To Scream Your Name", and crowds in the US always want to hear it. They were completely bemused by this as they didn't think much of it at the time.
* BreakupSong - Moments Forever Faded, The End of Nothing, Juneau.
** Every song on the Four Ways To Scream Your Name EP details an aspect of breakup.
* CarefulWithThatAxe
* CreatorBacklash - The Band really, really seem to hate their song 'The Getaway Plan'.
** It's explained in the liner notes for Seven Ways To Scream Your Name that Matt considered it a "bad [[Music/{{Glassjaw}} Daryl Palumbo]] impression" they included it specifically to show how it was the sound they tried to go for between their first two [=EPs=] and so hadn't quite found their sound yet.
*** The band also seemed to dislike their song "Monsters", as it was the only early single that wasn't included on their "Your History Is Mine" compilation (Red Is The New Black was included instead) and rarely done live. When it is done live, Matt seems to struggle to sing it.
* DrivenToSuicide - The boy in video for "Roses For the Dead". It's not explicitly shown, but as the video progresses, you can see a distraught mother clearing the boy's things away and reminiscing about him. And at the very end, the boy is shown at the edge of a tall building.
* {{Emo}} - They've been lumped in with the scene, although they're more Melodic Hardcore with Music/HeavyMetal influences.
* EpicRocking - The six-and-a-half minute "Novella".
* ExecutiveMeddling - Likely to be the reason for the removal of the screaming in Juneau, as it was going to be released as a single. The band have always played it live in its Juno arrangement (IE with screaming) thus indicating they always intended it to have it.
** Said to be the reason why Funeral for A Friend went softer on Hours and Tales Don't Tell Themselves.
*** True enough with Hours (compare the demo of The End Of Nothing to the album version, for example), but Tales was a personal choice by the band to do something different.
* GreatestHitsAlbum - Your History Is Mine, which also had four new songs.
** And a whole disc of B Sides, many of which had only appeared on 7" vinyl before, thus preventing the need to [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes keep circulating the vinyl recordings]].
* LighterAndSofter - ''Hours'' and ''Tales Don't Tell Themselves'' were more melodic and less heavy than their debut. They got back to the old sound on ''Memory and Humanity'', and got even heavier on ''Welcome Home Armageddon''.
** Your Revolution Is A Joke was lighter and softer when it was made.
*** There is a song example of this, in that the demo of This Letter was quite a powerful electric version, and the final version was a laid back acoustic rendition.
* LoudnessWar- They are repeat offenders. Memory and Humanity, in particular, has noticeable distortion and clipping.
** Between Order And Model is a notable exception due to being released on an indie label.
* LyricalDissonance - The first half of the song "Welcome Home Armageddon" is probably the most upbeat-sounding song about the apocalypse this side of {{REM}} The second part is [[SubduedSection much more somber]].
** Some of their songs have really catchy melodies, but the lyrics are so deep in metaphor that they can be difficult to understand. Averted with Tales Don't Tell Themselves where most of the lyrics involve something happening at sea.
* NewSoundAlbum - In 2007, they released Tales Don't Tell Themselves, a mellower AlternativeRock ConceptAlbum about a lost fisherman. [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks It was not well received by the fanbase]].
** In 2013 they released Conduit, which was done in a darker, heavier style than their previous albums, with Matt using a more shouted style as well, due to the departure of Ryan Richards. All the songs on the album are heavy, and hardcore punk influenced, although several have melodic choruses. The album was also much shorter than their previous ones, with all songs apart from two being under three minutes. The parent tour generally focused on their heavier songs from previous works as well.
* OldShame - Very much {{averted}} with the first few [=EPs=], which are held in high regard by the band and their fanbase.
** Although generally proud of their early period, the band did regard The Getaway Plan as an OldShame for a while, mainly due to Matt's attempt at a new vocal style (which he called a "bad [[Music/{{Glassjaw}} Daryl Palumbo]] impression"). The band came to regard the song as an important part of their development as a band (calling it "the link between their first two [=EPs=]") and released it on the compilations "Seven Ways To Scream Your Name" and "Your History Is Mine". The band have not commented on it recently. Fan opinion on the song is generally positive thanks to how well regarded that period is.
** They seem to view Hours and Tales Don't Tell Themselves as these, not for the songs, but for the effect they had on their fanbase (which led to their goal of getting back to their roots.)
* OneOfUs: Matt has described himself as a nerd on many occasions.
* PerishingAltRockVoice - Your Revolution Is A Joke, Drive, Sonny, and the end of Kiss And Make Up (All Bets Are Off).
** In recent years, Matt has stopped doing this, mainly due to a consciously harder sound.
* RearrangeTheSong - "Juno", from their first EP, was re-recorded as "Juneau" on their debut album. The second version was a bit less screamy and intense and more catchy.
** "This Letter" was originally recorded in a heavy arrangement to being a very sedate acoustic arrangement for its release on the "Streetcar" single. For years, this acoustic version was the only one available to the public, but the heavy version has appeared on the digital only third disc of Your History Is Mine (it also appeared on a promo acetate CD, years before).
* {{Running Joke}} - Matt can't ride a bicycle.
* SopranoAndGravel- Matt the singer and Ryan the screamer. Matt shout-sings the vocals on occasion.
** On Between Order And Model, it was Matt the singer and Matthew Evans the screamer (who had a much harsher style than Ryan). The song Red Is The New Black is a good point for comparison.
** Since Conduit, Matt tends to shout sing more often, due to the departure of Ryan. Whilst playing live on the Conduit tour, if a song requires a singer and screamer at the same time (e.g. Juno), Kris will do the screaming.
* StockPhrase: Expect Matt to say 'heart' and/or 'bleeding' at least once in every song, especially on Hours.
* SurprisinglyGentleSong - "Your Revolution Is A Joke", "Building", "Sonny", "History", "This Letter", and, to an extent, "Owls (Are Watching)".
* {{Tearjerker}} - The video for Roses for the Dead.
* TitledAfterTheSong - The band is named for a song by Music/PlanesMistakenForStars, not the Music/EltonJohn song, as some believe.
* TitleDrop - "Sixteen" drops the title of the EP it was on, The Young and Defenseless, in the chorus (minus the "the" part).
** Roses For The Dead contains the line "Wasting the hours now", which gave the name to the album Hours.
*** Welcome Home Armageddon is a double one - in addition to being the title track for an album, a line in the song gave the name to the EP See You All In Hell.
* TheBandMinusTheFace - Ryan Richards was the screamer in the band, and second most recognisable member after Matthew Davies-Kreye. Ryan's absence is particularly notable on Conduit because the parts he would scream are instead shouted by Matt.
* ThePeteBest - the original screamer and vocalist Matthew Evans
** However, unlike Best, he left of his own accord to study art, and became an artist known as Snowskull. The band notably contacted him to draw the cover art for their album Conduit.
** Kerry Roberts, the original rhythm guitarist, who left before the first EP and is only notable for being Kris's brother.
* YourCheatingHeart - "Juneau", [[WordOfGod according to Matt]], it's about an ex-girlfriend who cheated on him.
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