YMMV / Breaking Benjamin


  • Alternative Character Interpretation: Is "Until the End" about a Determinator who's going to keep fighting even though he knows he's outgunned? Or about a Blood Knight who's so caught up in the battle he'll keep going until he's killed?
  • Crowning Moment of Awesome: Blow Me Away appearing in Halo 2, halfway through the Gravemind level.
  • Ear Worm: "I Will Not Bow".
  • Epic Riff: "Diary of Jane", "So Cold", "Dance With the Devil"
  • Face of the Band/I Am the Band: Benjamin Burnley. The band is itself named after him.
  • Friendly Fandoms: With the Three Days Grace fandom, as both have similar styles and are big Fan Vid bait. Fitting, as the two bands have toured together and, on those occasions, Adam (back when he was with 3DG) and Ben would duet on a couple of songs. Interestingly, while Three Days Grace fans tend to like Breaking Benjamin, some Breaking Benjamin fans hold disdain for Three Days Grace.
    • There's also a lot of crossover with the Red fandom, as BB's current guitarist, Jasen Rauch, was with Red for their first two albums, Ben Burnley co-wrote the song "Shadows" for Red's Innocence and Instinct album, and like Three Days Grace, BB and Red share similar musical styles.
  • Gateway Series: Quite a few metalheads name Breaking Benjamin as one of their first bands.
  • Signature Song: "The Diary of Jane" and "I Will Not Bow". "So Cold," "Blow Me Away," "Breath," and "Failure" are the runners up.
  • Tear Jerker: Many. A good example would be "Anthem Of The Angels".
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks: The "Blow Me Away" remix featuring Valora was not well received, even before it became a top 10 hit on rock stations in mid-2011.
  • Wangst: Some of their songs slide into this.

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