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* PrettyFlyForAWhiteGuy: Steadily became this appearance-wise, and by the time of ''Day of Mourning'', their promo photos and music videos were often SnarkBait.


* MetalScream: Erian is a Type 1, while Marois is a hybrid of a Type 1 and a Type 2 with occasional Type 3 shrieks. Landry was a Type 2 with ''very'' distinctive Type 3 highs.

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* MetalScream: Erian is a Type 1, while Marois is a hybrid of a Type 1 and a Type 2 with occasional Type 3 shrieks. Landry was a Type 2 with ''very'' distinctive Type 3 highs. As a whole, Landry and Marois also almost singlehandedly popularized (if not outright created, though they likely got the idea for the technique from Cryptopsy and Devourment) the "pig squeal" or "bree" variant of Type 2s, which quickly became a defining feature of deathcore vocals.

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* VocalEvolution: Erian's vocals slowly pitched up over the years and became a higher-pitched hardcore yelp at some point during the ''Beast'' touring cycle, likely due to age-related vocal deterioration.

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* ''Purgatory'' (2019)


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* GratuitousFrench: A few of their songs are entirely in Canadian French. Subverted in that they're from Quebec, where being bilingual is expected.

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* GratuitousFrench: A few of their songs are entirely in Canadian Quebec French. Subverted in that they're from Quebec, where being bilingual is expected.



* HypocriticalHumor: "MVP" was intended to be a StealthParody of deathcore's increasingly noticeable love affair with [[PrettyFlyForAWhiteGuy wiggerdom]], complete with the most stereotypical white boy breakdown they could come up with, but it was seen as more than a little ironic given how much a). they looked like the bands that they were making fun of, and b). how much of a seemingly unironic "bro" vibe the rest of its parent album had.



* PrettyFlyForAWhiteGuy: Very much so. The older the band got, the more wiggery they became; by the release of ''Day of Mourning'', you could be forgiven for mistaking them for Emmure at a distance.

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* PrettyFlyForAWhiteGuy: Very much so. The older the band got, the more wiggery they became; Steadily became this appearance-wise, and by the release time of ''Day of Mourning'', you could be forgiven for mistaking them for Emmure at a distance.their promo photos and music videos were often SnarkBait.



* {{Retraux}}: The music video for "Bad Vibes" has a deliberately early-90s aesthetic, complete with filters to simulate the grainy quality of videos from that era.

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* {{Retraux}}: The music video for "Bad Vibes" has a deliberately early-90s aesthetic, complete with filters to simulate the grainy quality of videos from that era. As per Alex Erian, they wanted to pay homage to the old Headbangers Ball videos for the various death metal and hardcore acts that they voraciously consumed in their early teens, and "Bad Vibes", with its open Biohazard worship, wound up being the perfect song for that type of video.


* {{Deathcore}}: Along with Whitechapel, All Shall Perish, and Suicide Silence, they were the poster children of the genre. With Whitechapel and Suicide Silence ditching the genre in favor of NuMetal and All Shall Perish taking forever to write a new album after an extended hiatus, they are probably the only older big name (that didn't get big in the 2010s, which rules out Carnifex, Thy Art Is Murder, and After the Burial) that still actively bears a torch as a face of the genre.

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* {{Deathcore}}: Along with Whitechapel, All Shall Perish, and Suicide Silence, they were the poster children of the genre. With Whitechapel and Suicide Silence ditching the genre in favor of NuMetal and All Shall Perish taking forever to write a new album after an extended hiatus, they are probably the only older big name (that didn't get big in the 2010s, which rules out Carnifex, Thy Art Is Murder, Oceano, and After the Burial) that still actively bears a torch as a face of the genre.


* LeadDrummer: Pelletier is known for his absolutely unbelievable speed, power, endurance, and precision, and his abstinence from using click tracks means that he usually plays even ''faster'' live ([[UpToEleven yes, this includes "MVP"]]). Along with [[Music/{{Origin}} John Longstreth]], he was also one of the first users of gravity blasts; while fellow Montreal residents [[Music/{{Cryptopsy}} Flo Mounier]] and Justin Rousselle (Beneath the Massacre) were also early adopters, Pelletier is on record as having used them as early as 2002 or 2003, while Mounier didn't pick them up until around 2005 and the latter picked them up roughly a year before Mounier. As such, it's likely that he's the reason why so many death metal drummers from Quebec make use of them.

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* LeadDrummer: Pelletier is known for his absolutely unbelievable speed, power, endurance, and precision, and his abstinence from using click tracks means that he usually plays even ''faster'' live ([[UpToEleven yes, this includes "MVP"]]). Along with [[Music/{{Origin}} John Longstreth]], he was also one of the first users of gravity blasts; while fellow Montreal residents [[Music/{{Cryptopsy}} Flo Mounier]] and Justin Rousselle (Beneath the Massacre) (Music/BeneathTheMassacre) were also early adopters, Pelletier is on record as having used them as early as 2002 or 2003, while Mounier didn't pick them up until around 2005 and the latter picked them up roughly a year before Mounier. As such, it's likely that he's the reason why so many death metal drummers from Quebec make use of them.


* StartMyOwn: Erian left Music/{{Neuraxis}} to form Despised Icon and later formed Obey the Brave after Despised Icon folded, while Landry formed Obsolete Mankind sometime in the 2010s.

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* StartMyOwn: Erian left Music/{{Neuraxis}} to form Despised Icon and later formed Obey the Brave after Despised Icon folded, while Landry formed Obsolete Mankind sometime in the 2010s. Subverted with Jarrin and Heaven's Cry, as a). they had been around long before Erian was even in Neuraxis, let alone before Despised Icon had formed and b). he was not even a founding member.

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* NeverBareheaded: Alex Erian. It's quite possible that there is not a single photo of him where he isn't wearing a snapback that has been taken since 2007.


* {{Deathcore}}: Along with Whitechapel, All Shall Perish, and Suicide Silence, they were the poster children of the genre. With Whitechapel only tangentially representative of the genre at this point, they are probably even closer to being its face.

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* {{Deathcore}}: Along with Whitechapel, All Shall Perish, and Suicide Silence, they were the poster children of the genre. With Whitechapel only tangentially representative of and Suicide Silence ditching the genre at this point, in favor of NuMetal and All Shall Perish taking forever to write a new album after an extended hiatus, they are probably even closer to being its face.the only older big name (that didn't get big in the 2010s, which rules out Carnifex, Thy Art Is Murder, and After the Burial) that still actively bears a torch as a face of the genre.


* MetalScream: Erian is a Type 1, while Marois is a hybrid of a Type 1 and a Type 2.

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* MetalScream: Erian is a Type 1, while Marois is a hybrid of a Type 1 and a Type 2.2 with occasional Type 3 shrieks. Landry was a Type 2 with ''very'' distinctive Type 3 highs.

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* AudienceParticipationSong: "MVP" ("WELCOME TO MY TEAM!", as well as most of the end breakdown) and "Retina" (which traditionally starts with a wall of death and sometimes also features crowd participation with the gang shouts near the end).

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* PintsizedPowerhouse: Alex Pelletier.


* MurderBallad: "Silver Plated Advocate", "Warm Blooded", and "Eulogy"; the first is about a madman on a shooting spree, the second is about a serial arsonist moving on to people and making his first kill, and the third is about a murder/suicide scenario.

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* MurderBallad: "Silver Plated Advocate", "Warm Blooded", Advocate" and "Eulogy"; the first is about a madman on a shooting spree, while the second is about a serial arsonist moving on to people and making his first kill, and the third is about a murder/suicide scenario.



* YourCheatingHeart: "A Fractured Hand" is about a man who (seems to) have gotten estranged from his girlfriend and has cheated on her at least once and how it hurts him, how he no longer loves her the same way he used to.

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* YourCheatingHeart: "A Fractured Hand" is about a man who (seems to) have gotten estranged from his girlfriend and has cheated on her at least once and how it hurts him, how he no longer loves her the same way he used to.to, while "Warm Blooded" appears to be about a man who can't pull himself away from the woman he's cheating on his significant other with.

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