- Epic Riff: Like you would not believe.
- Face of the Band: Even though he isn't in the band anymore, everybody still knows the ex-singer Udo and no one else from the band.
- In Udo's absence, Wolf has more or less become this.
- Fanon Discontinuity: Band decided to adopt more mainstream approach in the late 80's and the result was Eat the Heat. Fans were not amused and the band split up for a short time.
- Hilarious in Hindsight: "Wrong is Right" from Metal Heart is an anti-commercialization song. Then, in the late 80's, the band released the blatantly commercial Eat the Heat.
- Ho Yay: Cover of Balls to the Wall. Also some of the lyrics were accused of having these themes, due to them being written by Gaby "Deaffy" Hauke (now wife of the guitarist Wolf Hoffman).
- Music to Invade Poland to: The band got into a bit of trouble with this trope because of "Fast as a Shark". As an inside joke, they decided to use an old recording of their producer Dieter Dierks singing a traditional German song named "Ein Heller und ein Batzen" ("A Farthing and a Penny") as the introduction (quoted in the main page under Careful With That Axe), to contrast with their heavy sound. However, they were not aware that it was a popular marching song in Nazi Germany, causing some controversy when the album came out.
- Narm: The band sometimes had problems with English pronunciation and English idioms. Some examples:
"He was a leader, malicious and wiolent" ("The King")
"I know you would like some light, but sorry, here is no lamp" ("Turn Me On")
"The force is too strong, it's breaching the chains" ("The Beast Inside")
- Then, there are some of their lyrics that are just strange:
"Icicle brains, bicycle chains" ("Breaker")
"Write a letter, what's the matter? You'll feel better, write a letter." ("Losers and Winners")
- Replacement Scrappy: David Reece and Mark Tornillo to some fans.
- Tornillo haters are decidedly in the minority; the vast majority of fans have accepted him as a more than worthy successor to Udo.
- Signature Song: "Balls to the Wall".
- Tearjerker: "Seawinds".
- Win Back the Crowd: After having been in several years of hiatus, Blood of the Nations proved that the band still got it what it takes.