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* CoverVersion: "[[Music/AliceCooper Roses on White Lace]]", "[[Music/DepecheMode The Things You Said]]", "Sunglasses at Night" ({{Music/Corey Hart}}), and "His Eyes" (Pseudo Echo). They also recorded a cover of [[Music/KingDiamond The Lake]] for the special edition of ''Starve'', but this wound up not being released thanks to copyright issues.

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* CoverVersion: "[[Music/AliceCooper Roses on White Lace]]", "[[Music/DepecheMode The Things You Said]]", "Sunglasses at Night" ({{Music/Corey Hart}}), (Music/CoreyHart), and "His Eyes" (Pseudo Echo). They also recorded a cover of [[Music/KingDiamond The Lake]] for the special edition of ''Starve'', but this wound up not being released thanks to copyright issues.


* CoverVersion: "[[Music/AliceCooper Roses on White Lace]]", "[[Music/DepecheMode The Things You Said]]", "Sunglasses at Night" (Corey Hart), and "His Eyes" (Pseudo Echo). They also recorded a cover of [[Music/KingDiamond The Lake]] for the special edition of ''Starve'', but this wound up not being released thanks to copyright issues.

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* CoverVersion: "[[Music/AliceCooper Roses on White Lace]]", "[[Music/DepecheMode The Things You Said]]", "Sunglasses at Night" (Corey Hart), ({{Music/Corey Hart}}), and "His Eyes" (Pseudo Echo). They also recorded a cover of [[Music/KingDiamond The Lake]] for the special edition of ''Starve'', but this wound up not being released thanks to copyright issues.


* FilkSong: ''Visitant'' is a loose concept album based around various movies that Malone enjoys [[note]]''Film/SilverBullet'' ("Tricking the Gods"), ''The Gravedancers'' ("Hell Sworn"), ''Film/FromBeyond'' ("Easy Prey"), ''Film/TheFog'' ("Fathoms"), ''Film/EddieAndTheCruisers'' ("As Deep as Your Flesh"), ''[[Series/MastersOfHorror Cigarette Burns]]'' ("A Pulse Keeping Time with the Dark"), ''Film/{{Phantasm}}'' ("Funereal Might"), ''Film/LordOfIllusions'' ("Death Vow"), ''Film/PetSematary1989'' ("Dead Is Better"), and ''Film/PrinceOfDarkness'' ("Unto the Knife")[[/note]].


* CreatorBreakdown: Malone spent the better part of the 2000s struggling with a drinking problem; when he finally quit, his old anorexia issues came back tenfold strong, culminating in his weighing only 128 pounds, which is a dangerously low amount for a man of his stature (6'1") and build. He then gradually began to pull his life back together from there, which wound up resulting in his having to sit out a tour. Thankfully, he's since gotten better.


* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: Hard 9 for most of their material, occasionally crossing into a 10 or ''even'' a borderline-very soft 11. ''Starve'' was mostly a soft 9 but occasionally bordered on a hard 8.


* FilkSong: ''Visitant'' is a loose concept album based around various movies that Malone enjoys [[note]]''Film/SilverBullet'' ("Tricking the Gods"), ''The Gravedancers'' ("Hell Sworn"), ''Film/FromBeyond'' ("Easy Prey"), ''Film/TheFog'' ("Fathoms"), ''Film/EddieAndTheCruisers'' ("As Deep as Your Flesh"), ''[[Series/MastersOfHorror Cigarette Burns]]'' ("A Pulse Keeping Time with the Dark"), ''Film/{{Phantasm}}'' ("Funereal Might"), ''Film/LordOfIllusions'' ("Death Vow"), ''Film/PetSematary'' ("Dead Is Better"), and ''Film/PrinceOfDarkness'' ("Unto the Knife")[[/note]].

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* FilkSong: ''Visitant'' is a loose concept album based around various movies that Malone enjoys [[note]]''Film/SilverBullet'' ("Tricking the Gods"), ''The Gravedancers'' ("Hell Sworn"), ''Film/FromBeyond'' ("Easy Prey"), ''Film/TheFog'' ("Fathoms"), ''Film/EddieAndTheCruisers'' ("As Deep as Your Flesh"), ''[[Series/MastersOfHorror Cigarette Burns]]'' ("A Pulse Keeping Time with the Dark"), ''Film/{{Phantasm}}'' ("Funereal Might"), ''Film/LordOfIllusions'' ("Death Vow"), ''Film/PetSematary'' ''Film/PetSematary1989'' ("Dead Is Better"), and ''Film/PrinceOfDarkness'' ("Unto the Knife")[[/note]].

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* GriefSong: "The Sadistic Motives Behind Bereavement Letters" plays with this trope from the perspective of a bystander at a funeral for someone who took their own life (possibly something that actually happened, as Malone played guitar at Catholic churches in the Boston area for quick cash while attending Berklee) who is disgusted by how the family makes it about themselves when they were the reason why the person killed themselves to begin with.


* SpecialGuest: Emil Werstler did a guest solo on the cover of "The Things You Said", while Knight and Cordle delivered several guest solos on ''Unwelcome'' and [[Music/{{Inferi}} Malcolm Pugh]] has a guest lead on ''Visitant''.

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* SpecialGuest: Emil Werstler did a guest solo on the cover of "The Things You Said", while Knight and Cordle delivered several guest solos on ''Unwelcome'' and [[Music/{{Inferi}} Malcolm Pugh]] has a guest lead on ''Visitant''. Lastly, Taylor Washington (Paladin) has become Ellis' full-time live fill-in; while Ellis is still in the band until further notice, his touring, writing, and recording schedule with The Black Dahlia Murder is largely incompatible with Arsis', and while he theoretically ''could'' have made Arsis' fall 2018 tour, he spent so much of 2018 on the road that he just wanted to spend a little bit of time at home with his wife, so he enlisted Washington for the job.


* FilkSong: ''Visitant'' is a loose concept album based around various horror movies that Malone grew up on[[note]]''Film/SilverBullet'' ("Tricking the Gods"), ''The Gravedancers'' ("Hell Sworn"), ''Film/FromBeyond'' ("Easy Prey"), ''Film/TheFog'' ("Fathoms")[[/note]].

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* FilkSong: ''Visitant'' is a loose concept album based around various horror movies that Malone grew up on[[note]]''Film/SilverBullet'' enjoys [[note]]''Film/SilverBullet'' ("Tricking the Gods"), ''The Gravedancers'' ("Hell Sworn"), ''Film/FromBeyond'' ("Easy Prey"), ''Film/TheFog'' ("Fathoms")[[/note]].("Fathoms"), ''Film/EddieAndTheCruisers'' ("As Deep as Your Flesh"), ''[[Series/MastersOfHorror Cigarette Burns]]'' ("A Pulse Keeping Time with the Dark"), ''Film/{{Phantasm}}'' ("Funereal Might"), ''Film/LordOfIllusions'' ("Death Vow"), ''Film/PetSematary'' ("Dead Is Better"), and ''Film/PrinceOfDarkness'' ("Unto the Knife")[[/note]].


* FilkSong: ''Visitant'' is a loose concept album based around various horror movies that Malone grew up on.

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* FilkSong: ''Visitant'' is a loose concept album based around various horror movies that Malone grew up on.on[[note]]''Film/SilverBullet'' ("Tricking the Gods"), ''The Gravedancers'' ("Hell Sworn"), ''Film/FromBeyond'' ("Easy Prey"), ''Film/TheFog'' ("Fathoms")[[/note]].


* ConceptAlbum: ''United'', chronicling a bad relationship.

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* ConceptAlbum: ''United'', chronicling a bad relationship.relationship, and ''Visitant'', a collection of horror movie synopses.


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* FilkSong: ''Visitant'' is a loose concept album based around various horror movies that Malone grew up on.


* MetalScream: Malone has a penchant for Type 3.

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* MetalScream: Malone has a penchant for Type 3.3, though they have shades of a Type 1 on ''Visitant''.



* SpecialGuest: Emil Werstler did a guest solo on the cover of "The Things You Said", while Knight and Cordle delivered several guest solos on ''Unwelcome''.

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* SpecialGuest: Emil Werstler did a guest solo on the cover of "The Things You Said", while Knight and Cordle delivered several guest solos on ''Unwelcome''.''Unwelcome'' and [[Music/{{Inferi}} Malcolm Pugh]] has a guest lead on ''Visitant''.



* TeenGenius: Brandon Ellis is something of this, as he got his original live session spot with Arsis when he was just barely nineteen years old.

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* TeenGenius: Brandon Ellis is something of this, as he got his original live session spot with Arsis when he was just barely nineteen years old.old.
* VocalEvolution: As the years have gone on, Malone has shifted his vocals from a raspy snarl to a mid-ranged shout that is closer to thrash metal vocals. This is likely due to age, as he is 38.


* CoverVersion: "[[Music/AliceCooper Roses on White Lace]]", "[[Music/DepecheMode The Things You Said]]", and "Sunglasses at Night" (Corey Hart). They also recorded a cover of [[Music/KingDiamond The Lake]] for the special edition of ''Starve'', but this wound up not being released thanks to copyright issues.

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* CoverVersion: "[[Music/AliceCooper Roses on White Lace]]", "[[Music/DepecheMode The Things You Said]]", and "Sunglasses at Night" (Corey Hart).Hart), and "His Eyes" (Pseudo Echo). They also recorded a cover of [[Music/KingDiamond The Lake]] for the special edition of ''Starve'', but this wound up not being released thanks to copyright issues.

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* ''Visitant'' (2018)


* InsufferableGenius: This is what got Darren Cesca thrown out of the band. It started during the writing process of ''We Are the Nightmare'', where he was incredibly obstinate and inflexible and would not budge on ''anything'' (which led to the massive overplaying that was the target of no small amount of criticism regarding his performance) and only got worse during the touring cycle until they finally had enough.

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* InsufferableGenius: This is what got Darren Cesca thrown out of the band. It started during the writing process of ''We Are the Nightmare'', where he was incredibly obstinate and inflexible and would not budge on ''anything'' (which led to the massive overplaying that was the target of no small amount of criticism regarding his performance) and only got worse during the touring cycle until they finally had enough. While Malone still respects Cesca's ability and the body of his work, he still makes it very clear just how much of a pain in the ass the man was to be in a band with.

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