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* NatureMetal:
** "In My Eyes You're a Giant" is about the relationship between a wolf and his owner, told from the perspective of the wolf.
** Several of their songs are told from the perspective of wolves, such as "It Won't Fade" and "The Cage".


* BilingualBonus: In "Zeroes", there's the line "because it's not my ass, per se, on the line". "Perse" is Finnish for ass. Also an IncrediblyLamePun.

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* BilingualBonus: BilingualBonus:
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In "Zeroes", there's the line "because it's not my ass, per se, on the line". "Perse" is Finnish for ass. Also an IncrediblyLamePun.


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* BreakingTheCycleOfBadParenting: "I Have a Right".
-->Father, there's a little flower\\
Beautiful and different, all alone, all alone\\
Is it so, Dad? I'm not supposed to\\
Make the world anew, and be like you? Am I you?\\
[...]\\
You made it clear right from the start\\
I am to take your sour heart within, one sad day\\
But I will never teach my son\\
Embittered history, tried and true, 'cause I'm not you!

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* ''Talviyö''[[note]]Finnish for "Winter Night"[[/note]] (2019)


[[caption-width-right:350:"We're not Iron Maiden,\\
and we're not from England\\
We are Sonata and we hail from Finland!"[[note]]Left to right: Henrik Klingenberg, Elias Viljanen, Tony Kakko, Tommy Portimo and Pasi Kauppinen[[/note]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:"We're not Iron Maiden,\\
and we're not from England\\
We are Sonata and we hail from Finland!"[[note]]Left
[[caption-width-right:350:From left to right: Henrik Klingenberg, Elias Viljanen, Tony Kakko, Tommy Portimo and Pasi Kauppinen[[/note]]]]
Kauppinen]]

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* DiesWideOpen: [[spoiler: Caleb apparently dies this way, because Juliet manually closes his eyes in the last line of the song named after her.]]


** The Caleb Saga, a series of songs about a man and a woman who fall apart ("The End of This Chapter"), leading to a violent rampage from the man ("Don't Say a Word") and the man's suicide ("Juliet"). Also there's a prequal to it, called "Caleb".

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** The Caleb Saga, a series of songs about a man and a woman who fall apart ("The End of This Chapter"), leading to a violent rampage from the man ("Don't Say a Word") and the man's suicide ("Juliet"). Also there's a prequal two prequels to it, called "Caleb"."Caleb" and "Till Death's Done Us Apart".


* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: The Boy Who Wanted To Be A Real Puppet. [[spoiler:He tries to steal the puppet he wants so much, and is turned into one himself. [[AndIMustScream And He Must Scream]].]]



** One of their [=EPs=] is called ''Takatalvi''. "Takatalvi" is a Finnish word literally meaning "backwinter", i.e. a cold spell in the spring. This is a short period of time when it suddenly gets colder and often snow will cover the landscape for a couple of days or even for only a few hours.
** "Revontulet" (a song on the Silence album) is Finnish for "aurora".

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** One The name of their [=EPs=] is called ''Takatalvi''. "Takatalvi" third EP, ''Takatalvi'', is a Finnish word literally meaning "backwinter", i.e. a cold spell in the spring. This is a short period of time when it suddenly gets colder and often snow will cover the landscape for a couple of days or even for only a few hours.
** "Revontulet" (a song on the Silence album) is Finnish for "aurora".



* OurWerewolvesAreDifferent: A song for every album. "Full Moon" on Ecliptica, "Wolf and Raven" on Silence, "The Cage" on Winterheart's Guild, "Ain't Your Fairytale" on Reckoning Night, both "The Vice" and "It Won't Fade" on Unia, and "The Last Amazing Grays" on The Days of Grays. "Full Moon" is about a werewolf, "Wolf and Raven" is a new werewolf angsting about his condition, "The Cage" is a wolf captured by humans, "Ain't Your Fairytale" is wolves vs. humans, "It Won't Fade" was confirmed by Tony Kakko to be the album's 'wolf song' and "The Vice" is about feuding littermates, and "The Last Amazing Grays" is a dying wolf looking fondly on the next generation. The Bonus track "In My Eyes You're a Giant" is also a Wolf Song, about a young wolf and his relationship with a human.
** Interestingly, there doesn't seem to be one on ''Stones Grow Her Name.''
** ''Pariah's Child'' features a return to the concept with "The Wolves Die Young".

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* OurWerewolvesAreDifferent: A [[OnceAnEpisode Every album has at least one song related to wolves]], except for every album. "Full Moon" on Ecliptica, "Wolf and Raven" on Silence, "The Cage" on Winterheart's Guild, "Ain't Your Fairytale" on Reckoning Night, both "The Vice" and "It Won't Fade" on Unia, and "The Last Amazing Grays" on The Days of Grays. "Full Moon" is about a werewolf, "Wolf and Raven" is a new werewolf angsting about his condition, "The Cage" is a wolf captured by humans, "Ain't Your Fairytale" is wolves vs. humans, "It Won't Fade" was confirmed by Tony Kakko to be the album's 'wolf song' and "The Vice" is about feuding littermates, and "The Last Amazing Grays" is a dying wolf looking fondly on the next generation. The Bonus track "In My Eyes You're a Giant" is also a Wolf Song, about a young wolf and his relationship with a human.
** Interestingly, there doesn't seem to be one on
''Stones Grow Her Name.''
** ''Pariah's Child'' features a return to the concept with "The Wolves Die Young".
Name''.



* PrecisionFStrike: From "Dream Thieves:"

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* PrecisionFStrike: From "Dream Thieves:"Thieves":



* PyrrhicVictory: Mentioned in "Destruction Preventer:"
--> Now tell me, who won here tonight? / The price of winning worthless fights

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* PyrrhicVictory: Mentioned in "Destruction Preventer:"
Preventer":
--> Now tell me, who won here tonight? / tonight?
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The price of winning worthless fights



* TakeThat: "It Won't Fade" is a long, semi-veiled Take That to former guitarist Jani Limatainen's irresponsible behavior just before his departure.

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* TakeThat: "It Won't Fade" is a long, semi-veiled Take That rant to former guitarist Jani Limatainen's irresponsible behavior just before his departure.



* XtremeKoolLetterz: ''Cinderblox''.

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* XtremeKoolLetterz: ''Cinderblox''."Cinderblox".

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** Subverted as of ''The Ninth Hour'' album, with "White Pearl, Black Oceans Part 2 - By the Grace of the Ocean". Not only did he survive, but he found someone to love and ran away to start a new life together.
--->Oh pain, float like a flower\\
The darkest sea refusing me


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** "We Are What We Are" from ''The Ninth Hour'' is another one.
--->We could save our world, but we are what we are\\
We should love our Earth, but we are what we are\\
It takes care of our loved ones, but we are what we are

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* VigilanteMan: The titular protagonist of "Peacemaker" is this.


* BookEnds: ''The Days of Grays'' begins with a truncated instrumental of "Everything Fades to Gray" and finishes proper with its full vocal versio, not counting bonus tracks.

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* BookEnds: ''The Days of Grays'' begins with a truncated instrumental of "Everything Fades to Gray" and finishes proper with its full vocal versio, version, not counting bonus tracks.



** ''Reckoning Night'' has a hidden track after "Shamandalie" where the band jams on a silly flamenco tune.
** In the Japanese version of ''Unia'', a while after the final track, the ending to "Good Enough is Good Enough" plays again, accompanied by some sheep noises and a laugh.

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** ''Reckoning Night'' has a the hidden track after "Shamandalie" "Jam", where the band jams on a silly flamenco tune.
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tune.[[labelnote:*]]'''Do not''' confuse with the Japanese version of ''Unia'', a while bonus track "Wrecking the Sphere".[[/labelnote]]
** ''Unia'': 20 seconds
after the final track, the ending to "Good Enough is Good Enough" plays ends, its ending starts up again, accompanied by some this time with Tony making sheep noises and a laugh.then {{Corpsing}}.


* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: Caleb may or may not be supernatural, (The song "Juliet" implies this) but Juliet is just a normal woman- [[spoiler: and she KILLS him.]]

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* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: Caleb may or may not be supernatural, (The song "Juliet" implies this) but Juliet is just a normal woman- [[spoiler: and she KILLS kills him.]]

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* BookEnds: ''The Days of Grays'' begins with a truncated instrumental of "Everything Fades to Gray" and finishes proper with its full vocal versio, not counting bonus tracks.


* {{It Is Pronounced Tro-PAY}}: It's pronounced "Oo-nee-ah", not "You-nee-ah", since it's Finnish.

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* {{It Is Pronounced Tro-PAY}}: ItIsPronouncedTroPAY:
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It's pronounced "Oo-nee-ah", not "You-nee-ah", since it's Finnish.

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* ChronologicalAlbumTitle: ''The Ninth Hour''


* Keyboard: Mikko Harkin (2000-2002)

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* Keyboard: Mikko Harkin Härkin (2000-2002)

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