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And we're running through the night
You're the angel of my dreams
From the darkness into light
I'll follow you
Blutengel, I Will Follow

A German Electronic Music band with lyrics revolving around vampires, sexual fetishism, death, immortality, love, and generally themes common in Gothic fiction. "Blut" is German for blood, "engel" for angel. Several songs refer to vampires by euphemisms such as "Angel of the night."

Has very little to do with vampire space marines.

Blutengel lyrics has examples of:

  • After the End: "World of Ice."
  • Ambiguous Situation: The song "The Solitary Angel" is about a saviour who is "not from heaven sent". This could mean that this saviour is either a powerful human, since "angel" is a common metaphor for generic benevolence; a vampire, since most of the songs from the same band are about vampires, and they routinely use "angel" as a euphemism for "vampire" or "lover"; or a solitary angel in the literal sense.
  • Arranged Marriage: The most likely background of the scenes in the song "Black Wedding."
  • Broken Bird: The subject of "Broken Girl."
  • Creating Life Is Bad: The song "The Oxidising Angel" twists the Frankenstein story a bit. The created woman is exquisitely beautiful, and unlike Frankenstein, her creator doesn't abandon her. However, she has a mind without a soul, and this is utterly traumatic to her for reasons unknown to the creator, as he is selfishly in love with her and refuses her plea to kill her. Thus, she ends up killing him instead.
  • Destructive Romance: Several songs are strong with this trope, including "The Oxidising Angel" and "Black Wedding."
  • Downer Beginning: The song "Frozen Heart" starts out just as bleak as the name sounds like, but it turns out to be more about Defrosting Icequeen.
  • Dying Alone: The theme of the song "I'm Dying Alone."
  • Egocentrically Religious: Many lyrics present the vampires as abusive and murderous. In "Save Our Souls," they finally start worrying about how bad their behavior is, but only for themselves. They still care nothing for their victims, praying only for their own souls.
    We fight against, everything and everyone
    With every war, we try to make our kingdom come
    Every day we lose ourselves, more and more
    But still we pray, for someone to save our souls.
  • Fan Flattering: The song "Angels of the Dark" has the following to say directly to the listener: You're so much better and you're so different / you don't believe in what they do / I know you are one of us.
  • Faux Empowering Entity: God, in the song "No God."
  • For Happiness: A plausible interpretation of what "The Solitary Angel" means.
  • Grief Song: "No Eternity," among others.
  • Immortality: Living forever is highlighted as one of the best things about being a vampire in songs such as "Vampire Romance."
  • It Was a Dark and Stormy Night: The song "The Oxidizing Angel" begins on this theme.
  • Kayfabe Music: The singers are vampires.
  • Loudness War: Seelenschmerz is thumbs down one of the worst offenders, as shown here, averaging -4 dbfs, with some tracks going down to as little as -1 dbfs.
  • Love Makes You Evil: Can be interpreted in many of their songs, for example, "The Oxidising Angel."
  • Lyrical Dissonance: "The Oxidizing Angel" is an up-tempo, utterly danceable song about a necromancer resurrecting his dead lover. The resurrected lover promptly kills him and dies again because she has no soul.
  • Marital Rape License: "Black Wedding" can be seen this way.
  • The Masquerade: Referred to in "Soul of Ice."
  • Motif: Apart from vampire-related things like the night, ice and winter feature in many of their songs, such as "World of Ice," "Winter of My Life," and "Soul of Ice."
  • Naughty Nuns: The Moments of Our Lives DVD has two dancers dressed as nuns during the performance of "Lucifer." They eventually strip down to rather sexually charged outfits.
  • Not Always Evil: Several songs run on this theme, with the cool vampires inviting the humans to hang out with them and maybe become immortal themselves.
  • Of Corsets Sexy: Videos such as "Reich mir die Hand."
  • Our Vampires Are Different: With songs such as "Bloody Pleasures," "Children of the Night," and "Vampire Romance."
  • Outgrown Such Silly Superstitions: Invoked in the song "No God":
    There's a god in your life,
    But he is not what you need.
    He can't hear you when you call.
    He can't help you when you cry.
    Wake up and face reality, realize there is no god.
    Wake up open your eyes,
    No paradise on the other side!
  • Powered by a Forsaken Child: The song "Resurrection."
  • Property of Love: A main theme in songs like "I Will Follow." See page quote.
  • Protagonist-Centered Morality: A core feature of songs such as "Lucifer."
  • Romanticized Abuse: Several of the songs go along these lines — often on a gender-neutral and structural level, talking about the lifestyles of vampires in general rather than about the actions of individual vampires.
  • Satan Is Good: In "Lucifer," this trope is invoked but subverted since Lucifer's "goodness" relies on the Protagonist-Centered Morality of a Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds.
  • Sex Is Evil, and I Am Horny: Seen through the eyes of the victim, in the song "Black Wedding."
  • Song Style Shift: Seelenschmerz starts as a mid-paced ethereal, but after a distinctive several snare drum hits in the middle of the song, ups the tempo significantly to turn into an electropop dance beat.
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: The song "Lucifer" is about a young woman who has been harassed and pushed around and excluded and everything for years and now has found someone to help her to call down literal hellfire over mankind — assuming one takes the lyric literally, of course.