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  • Misblamed - It was once rumored that Douglas P.'s alleged extremist views drove the original band members out, leaving Douglas to be the sole force behind Death In June. In actuality, guitarist Tony Wakeford developed an interest in far-right wing politics that caused Douglas to fire him, a period of time that Wakeford deeply regrets and wants nothing to do with anyone involved in such things.
  • Music to Invade Poland To - Gets tarred with Nazi accusations along with the rest of the neofolk genre from time to time, including getting banned from playing in several cities. Not only is Douglas gay, his first band, Crisis, was openly left-wing, and his fascination with the Third Reich is more about exploring the horrible aspects of humanity than an actual political statement.
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  • Nightmare Fuel - "Take Care and Control" was a departure from their neofolk sound and into experimental, dark ambient, and martial industrial, with tons of samples. The results are rather creepy.
  • Scary Musician, Harmless Music - Both inverted and played straight: Much of Death in June's discography is quite gentle considering the controversy it attracts. But at the same time, he's got a knack for dark musical themes and the occasional bleak, unsettling soundscape—and yet, behind the masks and fringed helmets Douglas P. is a very soft spoken, polite, even funny man.
  • Tear Jerker - "Peaceful Snow"
  • True Art Is Incomprehensible - sometimes ventures into type two, the lyrics are filled with obscure symbolism that may or may not be hard to understand depending on how familiar you are with Douglas' literary and cultural influences
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  • What Do You Mean, It's Not Political? - A few cases, given Pearce's oblique wordplay and the more overt aversions of this in some of his works.

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