- Awesome Music: The From Out of Nowhere cover. It's faithful to the original song, yet still has a definite FFDP flavor to it. Beautiful.
- "Under And Over It". Just... THAT FREAKING SONG.
- "Lift Me Up" may be their best work yet. They got Rob friggin' Halford to sing on the track, and he showed he's still got it after all these years.
- Their very first single, "The Bleeding". An all out epic ballad, and with an acoustic version that is equally masterful.
- Covered Up: "Bad Company" was not by them. Bad Company was by Bad Company off of their album Bad Company.
- Face of the Band: Ivan and Jeremy.
- Love It or Hate It: The band's name means something different to everyone. Said best in a review from Sputnikmusic for The Wrong Side of Heaven...Vol 1:
To outsiders, they are merely a substandard group that produces generic yet tolerable radio-friendly metal for teens. To their fans, they are the most badass, hardcore rockers to ever grace the stage. To most metal listeners, they are an abomination, the worst thing to happen to metal since Limp Bizkit, and they are the sole reason why fat people exist.
- Narm: Some of their lyrics cross the line of badassery into just plain corny. In particular is "I'LL SLAP YOU SO FUCKING HARD YOU'LL FEEL LIKE YOU JUST KISSED A FREIGHT TRAIN" from War Is The Answer. But...
- Narm Charm: It's part of their appeal to some fans.
- Their cover of "Mama Said Knock You Out" is quite narmy. The original works as a hip hop number, but having the song in a metal style with growled vocals is unintentionally hilarious.
- Signature Song: "Bad Company", "Under and Over It", or "Coming Down".
- Tear Jerker:
- "Far From Home". It appears to be told from the perspective of a weary soldier.
- "Remember Everything". It's a song about singer Ivan Moody's strained relationship with his parents
- "Coming Down". It's a song about being bullied and feeling suicidal. The video for the song is especially effective.
- "Battle Born," which was written as a response to the fact the band members had been touring almost non-stop for 2 years, barely getting a break to see their families and leaving them mentally and physically exhausted. The lyrics play out like someone who's been through so much hardship that they feel like their losing their heart and becoming emotionally distant to the world. Even some of the band's detractors are known to say that this song at least is "not bad."
- The video for "Wrong Side of Heaven" is pretty heartbreaking. Watch it here.
- "The Bleeding" is all about how painful breakups can be.
- "I Apologize" is Ivan begging forgiveness from everyone he hurt through his alcoholism, and a promise to move forward. The music video is the real kicker, depicting a shovel-toting Ivan wandering through a cemetery of famous musicians who died from overdoses/acoholism-among them Janis Joplin, Elvis Presley, Jim Morrison, Bon Scott, and Lemmy Kilmister-digging his own grave, and ultimately abandoning his liquor flask in the pit and walking away.
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