YMMV / KMFDM

  • Awesome Music: "Naive," "Juke Joint Jezebel," "A Drug Against War," "Megalomaniac," and "Anarchy" are particularly anthemic and awesome.
    • "Superpower," "Looking for Strange," "Glory," "D.I.Y.," "Day of Light," "Revolution," and "Godlike" are also pretty epic tracks.
    • Xtort is a particularly anthemic album. It must be heard to be truly appreciated.
    • Nihil with its Gothic Dance atmosphere and badass metal guitars, WWIII with its hard hitting metal tracks, and Hau Ruck with its groovy dance beats and Heavy Metal guitar riffs.
    • "Ultra", best known for its use as the soundtrack for one of the most awesome fight scenes of all time, the brutal battle to the death between Chun-Li and Vega in Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie. It became the best-remembered track in a movie soundtrack loaded with memorable rock music.
    • Their covers of "Los Ninos del Parque" and "Mini Mini Mini" are really badass tracks.
    • "Strut," AKA: "The best breakup song ever written"...
    • The God and The State remix of "Anarchy."
    • "Today" with Peter Murphy.
    • "Never Say Never."
    • "(Up Uranus)."
  • Broken Base: Endless debates as to whether or not everything after their reunion (Attak onward) is good. This is often also referred to as "post-En Esch."
  • Dream Team: Anytime Bill Rieflin of Ministry or Tim Skold or Raymond Watts show up. Same with William Wilson of Legion Within.
    • They did a version of their song "Today" with Peter Murphy of Bauhaus, check it out here.
    • Chris Connelly and Paul Barker, also of Ministry contributed vocals to several songs.
    • Nivek Ogre of Skinny Puppy appears on "Full Worm Garden," "That's All," and "Torture."
    • Koichi Fukuda of Static-X appears on "Come On-Go Off."
    • Chris Vrenna was their drummer in 1992.
    • Sebastion Komor of Icon of Coil shows up on WTF?!
    • F.M. Einheit from Einstürzende Neubauten screws around with found objects on "Ikons."
    • J.G. Thirlwell collaborates with PIG often.
    • The Schwein side project.
  • Dork Age: MDFMK refused to play KMFDM songs, which led to an outcry by fans. The band reformed under their original name and returned to playing their back catalog.
  • Epic Riff: Gunter Shultz and Jules Hodgson Seem to be good at making these. i.e. "A Drug Against War," "Megalomaniac," "WWIII," "Inane," "Mini Mini Mini," etc.
    • The opening bass riff for "Superpower."
    • The Slayer sample on "Godlike."
    • The Drum Programming riff on "Terror."
    • "Anarchy" is made up entirely of epic riffs.
    • Pretty much every song on Xtort.
    • The synth riff on "Beast."
  • Face of the Band: Sascha counts as this trope.
    • Not just Sascha. Mention En Esch in a music conversation and if they're familiar with him, you'll get: "Wasn't he in KMFDM?" Mention Tim Skold, and you'll most likely get: "Wasn't he in Marilyn Manson's band?" "No, he was in KMFDM too." "...Who the hell is that?"
  • Funny Moments: Their self parodying songs, especially "Sucks."
    • The warning label on the side of the KMFDM pill bottle. Particularly when En Esch is listed as being the worst side effect.
    • In an interview on 120 Minutes, they mention one time where they used 24 vacuum cleaners and two washing machines as instruments at 0:40.
    • One of the phone messages on "Superpower" is a man saying: "KMFDM makes me feel like a real woman."
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Adventure Time fans may get a kick out of the use of a balloon as an instrument on "Rebels in Kontrol" especially since WTF?! was released only a few months before "Marceline's Closet."
    • Geunter Schulz was occasionally credited as Gunter Shultz which may amuse Attack on Titan fans.
  • Moment of Awesome: Pretty much all of their self parodying songs have at least one.
  • Music to Invade Poland To: Accused of this in relation to the Columbine Massacre, despite the fact that the band is strongly against National Socialism. Unfortunately, their more tongue in cheek songs gained some Misaimed Fandom.
  • Nightmare Fuel: "The Unrestrained Use of Excessive Force." It's pretty easy if you listen to a lot of old school Industrial...
    • "Stars & Stripes:" It's about the U.S. president becoming a totalitarian.
    • The lyrics of "Revolution" do a very good job at creating a feeling of paranoia.
    • "Anarchy" is about a violent revolution that replaces an authoritarian only for the revolutionaries to become just like him.
    • The singing voices of Raymond Watts and En Esch might come off as creepy to some.
    • "Death and Burial of C.R." Take an already morbid and creepifyin' nursery rhyme and set it to some of the creepiest music and vocals ever recorded. Brrr.
    • The lyrics to "Ooh La La." Let's just say there was a good reason it was on the soundtrack of Hellraiser.
  • Suspiciously Similar Song: "Hole in the Wall" is the lyrics of "Liebesleid" translated into English, they also have similar guitar riffs.
    • The guitar riffs to "Pretty Vacant" by the Sex Pistols and "Anarchy" are practically the same thing.
  • Tear Jerker: "Move On," "Today," "Lied und Elend," possibly "Strut," and of course "Everyday's a Good Day."

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