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Absurd is a national socialist Black Metal band from Germany and one of the most well known NSMB bands out there.


Absurd gives examples of the following tropes.:

  • AcCENT upon the Wrong SylLABle - A rather amusing example occurs in "Gates of Heaven"
    We knew what we did was un-accep-TABLE
  • Album Intro Track - Der Fünfzehnjährige Krieg has one.
    • Also, Thuringian Pagan Madness sort of has one, but it's merged with the first song on the album.
  • All Germans Are Nazis - They're not exactly helping to dispel the sterotype.
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  • Black Metal - generally considered to be this (mainly due to being grouped with NSBM), but whether that's deserved is debatable.
  • Everything's Louder with Bagpipes - Totentanz
  • Gratuitous English - They occaisionally perform songs in English.
    • "Last Breath" has an English title despite being sung in German.
  • Metal Scream - Being a black metal metal band, type 3 screams are common. Other types pop up on occasion, as well.
  • Punk Rock - A noted influence on their work, particularly their early material (and the remakes of them, see below.)
  • Miniscule Rocking - For being a Black Metal band, they play very short songs. Songs in the 2 minute range are common.
  • Rage Against the Heavens - "Heaven in Blood" describes this.
  • Religion Rant Song - A few, mostly concerned with Judaism and Christianity specifically.
  • Soprano and Gravel - Quite often.
  • Updated Re Release - Der Fünfzehnjährige Krieg is mostly a collection of older songs that have been re-recorded.
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