->''"Let's go back to the start like it used to be / Before you fell apart and you blamed it on me / Back when you were my friend - do you remember back then? / All the plans that we made - can we get back to those days?"''
[[center:~"Always"]]

'''Dope''' are a NuMetal / HardRock band with {{industrial}} influences who exploded onto the New York City club scene in the late '90s and have enjoyed a relative degree of popularity ever since. Headed by their [[FaceOfTheBand enigmatic frontman]] [[StageName Edsel Dope]], they have toured the globe relentlessly, and, as of the time of this writing, they have five studio albums to their name with a sixth due out this year.

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!!Dope provides examples of:
* BandOfRelatives: Edsel's brother, going by the name Simon Dope, used to be in the band.
* BreakupSong: "With or Without You" and "Always" are both good examples of the "teetering on the brink..." variety.
* CallAndResponseSong:
** The live performances of "Die MF Die".
** "Say 'I'! Say 'I'!"''
** "''Burn, burn, burn motherfucker!'' Say it!"''
* CoverVersion: They've covered Billy Idol, Dead or Alive, Depeche Mode and N.W.A.
* DarkerAndEdgier: Their album ''No Regrets'' takes on a more traditional, modern heavy metal approach, with guitar solos and more aggressive drumming.
* FaceOfTheBand: Edsel.
* IAmSong: One of their songs off ''Group Therapy'' is entitled just that.
* IntercourseWithYou: "Let's Fuck", "Addiction", and "Sex Machine".
* LighterAndSofter: To many fans, their 2003 album ''Group Therapy''.
* LoveIsADrug: "Addiction".
-->''She's like cocaine, heroin, alcohol and vicodin...''
* LoveNostalgiaSong: "Always", lyrics from which can be seen on the top of this very page, although it is implied that Edsel is still in the relationship as he wrote the song.
* {{Medley}}: "Die, Boom, Bang, Burn, Fuck", off ''No Regrets''.
* MisattributedSong: Their cover of "You Spin Me Round" is commonly thought to be done by Music/MarilynManson.
* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: Ranges from a 5 ("Sing") to a solid 8 ("Die MF Die").
* PepTalkSong: In a way, "Take Your Best Shot".
* RepurposedPopSong: Dead or Alive's hit '80s single "You Spin Me 'round" was covered by them for the ''Film/AmericanPsycho'' soundtrack.
* RockstarSong: Inverted, with "Debonaire".
* StageName: Edsel Dope's birth name is Brian Charles Ebejer.
* SurprisinglyGentleSong: "Sing", and "Another Day Goes By", both off ''Group Therapy''
* TitleOnlyChorus:
** "Let's Fuck", off ''American Apathy''
** "Die MF Die".
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