* AwesomeMusic:
** Pretty much all of ''Twilight Theater'' and ''Temple of Thought''
** "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2PmwSgkHUI&list=PLjACqN5i5sDUyDDqKeCGUhLNyDhg2oBka Can You Hear Me]]" from ''Alchemy Vol. 1''.
** "[[https://youtu.be/AzsiE44Lz_w?list=PLjACqN5i5sDVBPJGHevomO4YZd9wwVLkS Late Goodbye]]," based on a poem by Sam Lake, which plays over the closing credits of ''VideoGame/MaxPayne2TheFallOfMaxPayne'' as the country-inspired SolemnEndingTheme; it went on to become a chart-topping BreakawayPopHit in their native Finland, instantly making their careers.
** Their FakeBand Old Gods Of Asgard's "[[https://youtu.be/8-l_kbZbXRQ?list=PLjACqN5i5sDUo3MfGtqogz7P3u5JUm3c- Children of the Elder God]]" from ''VideoGame/AlanWake.'' Not only is it an awesome piece of music, but it is heard at what may be the game's SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome, a setpiece fighting a legion of [[TheHeartless Taken]] while standing on a rock stage with exploding [[GreatBallsOfFire pyrotechnics]].
** Also, Old Gods' "[[https://youtu.be/GLxb7m0j5Jg?list=PLjACqN5i5sDUo3MfGtqogz7P3u5JUm3c- The Poet and the Muse]]" is an equally amazing song that plays at the end of Episode 4 where everything starts to come together, and the song's lyrics explain the backstory and what Alan must do next.
** "[[https://youtu.be/0f_hewSrAH4?list=PLjACqN5i5sDWHzZPRsc95iVv4mAEagYJh War]]" the PowerBallad blaring from a radio during a NPC-less battle setpiece in ''VideoGame/AlanWake.'' Not as impressive as the earlier staged based fight, but the more emotional song adds a greater deal of weight to the ensuing battle.
** And Old Gods' "[[https://youtu.be/b6RKKCQt82Y?list=PLjACqN5i5sDUo3MfGtqogz7P3u5JUm3c- Balance Slays The Demon]]" from ''Videogame/AlanWakesAmericanNightmare'' is amazing.
** Markus "Captain" Kaarlonen's [[http://futuremark.com/downloads/shattered-horizon-soundtrack.zip soundtrack]] for ''Videogame/ShatteredHorizon''
* {{Earworm}}: "[[https://youtu.be/AzsiE44Lz_w?list=PLjACqN5i5sDVBPJGHevomO4YZd9wwVLkS Late Goodbye]]" the SolemnEndingTheme and recurring {{leitmotif}} of ''VideoGame/MaxPayne2TheFallOfMaxPayne,'' and the BreakawayPopHit that put Poets on the map. It's also an in-universe example, as various characters in-game are heard singing it or playing it on pianos.
* FaceOfTheBand: A casual fan of Poets of the Fall may only be familiar with Marko Saaresto, the lead vocalist and lyricist. He gets the meatiest roles in videos, and since he's [[SurprisinglyGoodEnglish rather]] fluent in English, functionally serves as TheFace for the group, often being interviewed solo, or doing the lion's share of talking.
* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: The band have a very devoted following in their native Finland, but have also had surprising levels of success elsewhere. They produced a special BestOfAlbum [[NoExportForYou in India]], have toured a lot in Russia and of course have a North American and European fanbase that know of them from their work on ''VideoGame/MaxPayne2'' and the ''VideoGame/AlanWake'' games.
* HoYay: ''Videogame/AlanWake's'' PowerBallad "[[https://youtu.be/0f_hewSrAH4?list=PLjACqN5i5sDWHzZPRsc95iVv4mAEagYJh War]]," about fighting against an enemy together, is ostensibly directed from protagonist Alan to his wife Alice, but considering that she spends most of the game abducted by said enemy and in need of rescue, there's a subtext both in-game and in the music video that the sentiments are directed from Alan's predecessor Thomas Zane to his chosen successor Alan, or the other way 'round.
* MostWonderfulSound: Most of Marko's singing is absolutely beautiful.
* TearJerker
** If "Late Goodbye" doesn't get you, [[https://youtu.be/AzsiE44Lz_w?list=PLjACqN5i5sDVBPJGHevomO4YZd9wwVLkS the video will]]. Bonus points for featuring heavily in ''VideoGame/MaxPayne2'', which is ''incredibly'' depressing all by itself.
** "[[https://youtu.be/llQgHSHrZe0?list=PLjACqN5i5sDX5duE9MUk1Lvh__IlBYvSD The Beautiful Ones]]".
-->''Why do we sacrifice our beautiful souls?
-->How do you break a heart of gold?.''
** "[[https://youtu.be/GLxb7m0j5Jg?list=PLjACqN5i5sDUo3MfGtqogz7P3u5JUm3c- The Poet and the Muse]]" by Old Gods Of Asgard in ''Videogame/AlanWake.'' Just pay attention to the lyrics...
** "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thnXzUFJnfQ Space Debris]]," an old MOD song by POTF's Markus "Captain" Kaarlonen, which he [[https://youtu.be/1sw7iT7C_wI?list=PLIXpL9mz02mJS0ox-8Ll9lxlOzM8D6I7- remixed]] for the ''VideoGame/{{Rochard}}'' soundtrack.
* UncannyValley: The fully-{{Inten|dedAudienceReaction}}tional look for the music video of "[[https://youtu.be/MKk1u5RMTn4?list=PLjACqN5i5sDWIIpg-5EB4WcitMMqnXhFP Carnival of Rust]]" revolving around a CircusOfFear carnival and its surreal, menacing denizens.