- Black Sheep Hit: Parodied with the song "Black Sheep" (which was used during the end credits of Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, and deliberately references an out-of-style song that becomes successful), then done for real with "Eclipse (All Yours)", a soft ballad that's just about the farthest thing from their signature sound (and became a hit on the back of the Twilight fanbase).
- Colbert Bump: The band first came to prominence when one of their singles was used in a commercial for Polaroid cameras in 2001, but it was their inclusion on the Twilight: Eclipse soundtrack (and the accompanying music video) that really pushed them into the limelight.
- Keep Circulating the Tapes: To date, the "Mainstream" EP has never officially been released, but it continues to be circulated among hardcore Metric fans on the internet.
- No-Hit Wonder: Despite their career stretching back ten years, a massive popularity bump with their tie-in single released on the Eclipse soundtrack and massive critical acclaim in their home country, their biggest album barely cracked the top ten.
Trivia / Metric