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* SurprisinglyGentleSong: "Lifeline" to the rest of ''Tactical Neural Implant'', thanks to its more organic and emotional sound.

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* SurprisinglyGentleSong: "Lifeline" to the rest of ''Tactical Neural Implant'', thanks to its more organic and emotional sound. ''Afterline'' from ''Improvised.Electronic.Device'' also qualifies.


* XMeetsY: Their sound is arguably Music/SkinnyPuppy meets Music/{{Front 242}}.


* HorribleHistoryMetal: "Angriff" is about Russia's history of war and bloodshed, particularly the Eastern Front of WW2. The chorus is sung in German.

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* HorribleHistoryMetal: "Angriff" is about Russia's history of war and bloodshed, particularly the Eastern Front of WW2.[=WW2=]. The chorus is sung in German.


* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The albums with Michael Balch have a more minimalistic sound. Leeb's vocals in particular lack the distortion effects that would become a hallmark of the band's sound.
* ElectronicMusic



* ElectronicMusic
* HarshVocals: Used from ''Caustic Grip'' onward.
* HorribleHistoryMetal: "Angriff" is about Russia's history of war and bloodshed. The chorus is sung in German.

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* ElectronicMusic
* HarshVocals: Used from Starting with ''Caustic Grip'' onward.
Grip'', Leeb has employed vocal distortion to give his singing a robotic sound.
* HorribleHistoryMetal: "Angriff" is about Russia's history of war and bloodshed.bloodshed, particularly the Eastern Front of WW2. The chorus is sung in German.


* FollowTheLeader
** ''Millennium'' is often considered an attempt to cash in on the commercial success of IndustrialMetal. For context, ''Music/TheDownwardSpiral'' was released in the same year. However, Millennium didn't sell nearly as well.
** And on the other side of the same coin, [=FLA=] have inspired a lot of imitators.


The latest album from the band is ''Echogenetic''. Following in the footsteps of their soundtrack for the game ''AirMech'', it is heavily influenced by {{Dubstep}}, and lacks the IndustrialMetal edge of their last album, as it has no guitars at all.

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The latest album from the band is ''Echogenetic''. Following in the footsteps of their soundtrack for the game ''AirMech'', ''VideoGame/AirMech'', it is heavily influenced by {{Dubstep}}, and lacks the IndustrialMetal edge of their last album, as it has no guitars at all.


In 1994, the band decided to [[FollowTheLeader hop on the bandwagon]] of IndustrialMetal and as such filled their NewSoundAlbum ''Millennium'' with HeavyMetal guitar riffs, most of them sampled from established metal bands. The band was never shy of using electric guitars from time to time, but Millennium's sound is clearly much more metallic than before (or since). Needless to say their usual fanbase (who of course [[ItsPopularNowItSucks hate]] [[NineInchNails Trent Reznor]] [[ItsPopularNowItSucks for daring to make industrial-ish music that sold copies]]) cried "Sell Out!" In this case, the attempt to sell out failed and Front Line Assembly had to remain underground.

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In 1994, the band decided to [[FollowTheLeader hop on the bandwagon]] of IndustrialMetal and as such filled their NewSoundAlbum ''Millennium'' with HeavyMetal guitar riffs, most of them sampled from established metal bands. The band was never shy of using electric guitars from time to time, but Millennium's sound is clearly much more metallic than before (or since). Needless to say their usual fanbase (who of course [[ItsPopularNowItSucks hate]] [[NineInchNails [[Music/NineInchNails Trent Reznor]] [[ItsPopularNowItSucks for daring to make industrial-ish music that sold copies]]) cried "Sell Out!" In this case, the attempt to sell out failed and Front Line Assembly had to remain underground.



** ''Millennium'' is often considered an attempt to cash in on the commercial success of IndustrialMetal. For context, ''[[NineInchNails The Downward Spiral]]'' was released in the same year. However, Millennium didn't sell nearly as well.

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** ''Millennium'' is often considered an attempt to cash in on the commercial success of IndustrialMetal. For context, ''[[NineInchNails The Downward Spiral]]'' ''Music/TheDownwardSpiral'' was released in the same year. However, Millennium didn't sell nearly as well.


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* VigilanteMan: The protagonist of ''Vigilante''.

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* VigilanteMan: The protagonist of ''Vigilante''."Vigilante".


* BeYourself / TheUnfettered: ''Antisocial''.

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* BeYourself / TheUnfettered: ''Antisocial''."Antisocial".
* CrapsackWorld: "Prophecy", "Threshold", "Dead Planet", and others.



* DespairSpeech:



* TitleOnlyChorus: ''Iceolate''. Otherwise, generally averted with most of their music.

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* TitleOnlyChorus: ''Iceolate''."Iceolate". Otherwise, generally averted with most of their music.

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* BeYourself / TheUnfettered: ''Antisocial''.


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* VigilanteMan: The protagonist of ''Vigilante''.


* ConceptAlbum - ''Tactical Neural Implant'' certainly has the thematic consistency and structure to qualify.
* CyberPunk - And how!

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* ConceptAlbum - ConceptAlbum: ''Tactical Neural Implant'' certainly has the thematic consistency and structure to qualify.
* CyberPunk - CyberPunk: And how!



* DarkerAndEdgier - ''Hard Wired'' is this to ''Tactical Neural Implant'', ''Epitaph'' is this to ''[=FLAvour Of The Weak=]'' and (most of) ''Implode''.

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* DarkerAndEdgier - DarkerAndEdgier: ''Hard Wired'' is this to ''Tactical Neural Implant'', ''Epitaph'' is this to ''[=FLAvour Of The Weak=]'' and (most of) ''Implode''.''Implode''.
* GriefSong: ''Afterlife'' is directed at Bill's father, who died of leukemia seven months after they met for the first time in his adulthood.



* HarshVocals - Used from ''Caustic Grip'' onward.
* IAmTheBand - Bill Leeb basically controls the project.
* {{Industrial}} - Started out as an [=EBM=] band with lots of {{Sampling}}, then became TropeCodifier for early 90's Industrial.
* IndustrialMetal - Guitars are used heavily on ''Millennium'', several songs on ''Hard Wired'' and ''Improvised.Electronic.Device'' have significant guitar use, and usually one or two songs per album have some metal guitar.
* LighterAndSofter - ''[=FLAvour Of The Weak=]'' compared to their earlier (and most of their later) work. Also, whilst it is by no means softer, ''Artificial Soldier'' has a much less gloomy mood than usual.
* LoudnessWar - ''Artificial Soldier''.

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* HarshVocals - HarshVocals: Used from ''Caustic Grip'' onward.
* IAmTheBand - HorribleHistoryMetal: "Angriff" is about Russia's history of war and bloodshed. The chorus is sung in German.
* IAmTheBand:
Bill Leeb basically controls the project.
* {{Industrial}} - {{Industrial}}: Started out as an [=EBM=] band with lots of {{Sampling}}, then became TropeCodifier for early 90's Industrial.
* IndustrialMetal - IndustrialMetal: Guitars are used heavily on ''Millennium'', several songs on ''Hard Wired'' and ''Improvised.Electronic.Device'' have significant guitar use, and usually one or two songs per album have some metal guitar.
* LighterAndSofter - LighterAndSofter: ''[=FLAvour Of The Weak=]'' compared to their earlier (and most of their later) work. Also, whilst it is by no means softer, ''Artificial Soldier'' has a much less gloomy mood than usual.
* LoudnessWar - LoudnessWar: ''Artificial Soldier''.



* NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly - Whilst generally an {{Industrial}} act, over time, [=FLA=] have incorporated {{Industrial}} and IndustrialMetal along with {{Ambient}}, [=IDM=], Drum 'n' Bass, and even elements of HipHop and World music on some tracks. ''Civilization'' is probably the most blatant example of genre blending (pretty much containing a little bit of everything the band has done before).
* NewSoundAlbum - ''Millennium'' was a full-blown IndustrialMetal album, and ''[=FLAvour Of The Weak=]'' was Breakbeat/Drum 'n' Bass/[=IDM=] with very little Industrialism. In the first case, the new sound was merely an increase in the HeavyMetal component of the old sound (i.e. much more electric guitar than usual). In the second case, the new sound was a very significant departure from any previous work the project had done, although the project retained [=IDM=] influences in their following works.
* {{Sampling}} - Of movies, other songs, and anything that sounds interesting. Bang some pots and pans and sample it, add a catchy bassline, and you've got a good base for an [=FLA=] ripoff.

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* NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly - NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly: Whilst generally an {{Industrial}} act, over time, [=FLA=] have incorporated {{Industrial}} and IndustrialMetal along with {{Ambient}}, [=IDM=], Drum 'n' Bass, and even elements of HipHop and World music on some tracks. ''Civilization'' is probably the most blatant example of genre blending (pretty much containing a little bit of everything the band has done before).
* NewSoundAlbum - NewSoundAlbum: ''Millennium'' was a full-blown IndustrialMetal album, and ''[=FLAvour Of The Weak=]'' was Breakbeat/Drum 'n' Bass/[=IDM=] with very little Industrialism. In the first case, the new sound was merely an increase in the HeavyMetal component of the old sound (i.e. much more electric guitar than usual). In the second case, the new sound was a very significant departure from any previous work the project had done, although the project retained [=IDM=] influences in their following works.
* {{Sampling}} - {{Sampling}}: Of movies, other songs, and anything that sounds interesting. Bang some pots and pans and sample it, add a catchy bassline, and you've got a good base for an [=FLA=] ripoff.



* TitleOnlyChorus - ''Iceolate''. Otherwise, generally averted with most of their music.
* XMeetsY - Their sound is arguably Music/SkinnyPuppy meets Music/{{Front 242}}.

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* TitleOnlyChorus - SurprisinglyGentleSong: "Lifeline" to the rest of ''Tactical Neural Implant'', thanks to its more organic and emotional sound.
* TitleOnlyChorus:
''Iceolate''. Otherwise, generally averted with most of their music.
* XMeetsY - XMeetsY: Their sound is arguably Music/SkinnyPuppy meets Music/{{Front 242}}.

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'''Studio albums'''
* ''The Initial Command'' (1987)
* ''State of Mind'' (1988)
* ''Corrosion'' (1988)
* ''Disorder'' (EP) (1988)
* ''Gashed Senses & Crossfire'' (1989)
* ''Caustic Grip'' (1990)
* ''Tactical Neural Implant'' (1992)
* ''Millennium'' (1994)
* ''Hard Wired'' (1995)
* ''[FLA]vour of the Weak'' (1997)
* ''Implode'' (1999)
* ''Epitaph'' (2001)
* ''Civilization'' (2004)
* ''Artificial Soldier'' (2006)
* ''Improvised Electronic Device'' (2010)
* ''AirMech'' (soundtrack) (2012)
* ''Echogenetic'' (2013)


* FollowTheLeader - ''Millennium'' is often considered an attempt to cash in on the commercial success of IndustrialMetal. For context, ''[[NineInchNails The Downward Spiral]]'' was released in the same year. However, Millennium didn't sell nearly as well.

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* FollowTheLeader - FollowTheLeader
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''Millennium'' is often considered an attempt to cash in on the commercial success of IndustrialMetal. For context, ''[[NineInchNails The Downward Spiral]]'' was released in the same year. However, Millennium didn't sell nearly as well.



* GenreAdultery - ''[=FLAvour Of The Weak=]'' was basically a pure [=IDM=]/Drum 'n' Bass album. The sound began to return to {{Industrial}} territory for several tracks on ''Implode'' and they managed to more fully integrate their [=IDM=] influences back into their older sound for ''Epitaph''. Also, ''Millennium'' was much more metallic than usual, but the band had consistently (if sparingly) used guitars on previous albums (and future albums).

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* MohsScaleOfLyricalHardness: High. Their standard fare ranges from 7 to 9, and a few songs, such as "Victim", are arguable 10s.


* DyeHard - Bill Leeb's natural hair color is black -- he went blonde around the time ''Millennium'' was recorded.



* SuspiciouslySimilarSong - The video game BlastCorps has a song called "Tempest City" which is an utterly blatant ripoff of FLA's "Circuitry."
** Due to sampling, Millennium is full of this. It's not hard to notice where the guitars came from (mostly from Pantera or Slayer song).

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