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  • Awesome Music: "Naive," "Juke Joint Jezebel," "A Drug Against War," "Megalomaniac," and "Anarchy" are particularly anthemic and awesome.
    • "Superpower," "Looking for Strange," "Glory," "D.I.Y.," "Day of Light," "Revolution," and "Godlike" are also pretty epic tracks.
    • Xtort is a particularly anthemic album. It must be heard to be truly appreciated.
    • Nihil with its Gothic Dance atmosphere and badass metal guitars, WWIII with its hard hitting metal tracks, and Hau Ruck with its groovy dance beats and Heavy Metal guitar riffs.
    • "Ultra", best known for its use as the soundtrack for one of the most awesome fight scenes of all time, the brutal battle to the death between Chun-Li and Vega in Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie. It became the best-remembered track in a movie soundtrack loaded with memorable rock music.
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    • Their covers of "Los Ninos del Parque" and "Mini Mini Mini" are really badass tracks.
    • "Strut," AKA: "The best breakup song ever written"...
    • The God and The State remix of "Anarchy."
    • "Today" with Peter Murphy.
    • "Never Say Never."
    • "(Up Uranus)."
  • Archive Panic: 21 studio albums and counting.
  • Broken Base: Endless debates as to whether or not everything after their reunion (Attak onward) is good. This is often also referred to as "post-En Esch."
  • Dream Team: Anytime Bill Rieflin of Ministry or Tim Skold or Raymond Watts show up. Same with William Wilson of Legion Within.
    • They did a version of their song "Today" with Peter Murphy of Bauhaus, check it out here.
    • Chris Connelly and Paul Barker, also of Ministry contributed vocals to several songs.
    • Nivek Ogre of Skinny Puppy appears on "Full Worm Garden," "That's All," and "Torture."
    • Koichi Fukuda of Static-X appears on "Come On-Go Off."
    • Chris Vrenna was their drummer in 1992.
    • Sebastion Komor of Icon of Coil shows up on WTF?!
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    • F.M. Einheit from Einstürzende Neubauten screws around with found objects on "Ikons."
    • J.G. Thirlwell collaborates with PIG often.
    • The Schwein side project.
  • Dork Age: MDFMK refused to play KMFDM songs, which led to an outcry by fans. The band reformed under their original name and returned to playing their back catalog.
  • Epic Riff: Gunter Shultz and Jules Hodgson Seem to be good at making these. i.e. "A Drug Against War," "Megalomaniac," "WWIII," "Inane," "Mini Mini Mini," etc.
    • The opening bass riff for "Superpower."
    • The Slayer sample on "Godlike."
    • The Drum Programming riff on "Terror."
    • "Anarchy" is made up entirely of epic riffs.
    • Pretty much every song on Xtort.
    • The synth riff on "Beast."
  • Face of the Band: Sascha counts as this trope.
    • Not just Sascha. Mention En Esch in a music conversation and if they're familiar with him, you'll get: "Wasn't he in KMFDM?" Mention Tim Skold, and you'll most likely get: "Wasn't he in Marilyn Manson's band?" "No, he was in KMFDM too." "...Who the hell is that?"
  • Funny Moments:
    • Their self-parodying songs, especially "Sucks."
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    • The warning label on the side of the KMFDM pill bottle. Particularly when En Esch is listed as being the worst side effect.
    • In an interview on 120 Minutes, they mention one time where they used 24 vacuum cleaners and two washing machines as instruments at 0:40.
    • One of the phone messages on "Superpower" is a man saying: "KMFDM makes me feel like a real woman."
  • Germans Love David Hasselhoff: The band have arguably had much more commercial success in the US than in their home country of Germany.
  • Growing the Beard: A number of fans felt that the Naive - Money period was when the band started reaching their sound that they would get famous for.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: Their album Adios was released on April 20, 1999, which turned out to be the date of the Columbine massacre. Eric Harris, one of the perpetrators of the massacre, was a diehard fan of the band, and even commented on the irony.
    Heh, get this. KMFDM's new album is entitled "Adios" and its release date is in April. How fuckin' appropriate, a subliminal final "Adios" tribute to Reb and Vodka. Thanks KMFDM... I ripped the hell outa the system.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
    • Adventure Time fans may get a kick out of the use of a balloon as an instrument on "Rebels in Kontrol", especially since WTF?! was released only a few months before "Marceline's Closet."
    • Geunter Schulz was occasionally credited as Gunter Shultz, which may amuse Attack on Titan fans.
  • Moment of Awesome: Pretty much all of their self parodying songs have at least one.
  • Music to Invade Poland To: Accused of this in relation to the Columbine massacre, which specifically earned them a reputation as Music to Shoot Up Your School To. The band is strongly against National Socialism, but unfortunately, their more tongue-in-cheek songs gained some Misaimed Fandom.
  • Nightmare Fuel:
    • "The Unrestrained Use of Excessive Force." It's pretty easy if you listen to a lot of old school Industrial...
    • "Stars & Stripes:" It's about the U.S. president becoming a totalitarian.
    • The lyrics of "Revolution" do a very good job at creating a feeling of paranoia.
    • "Anarchy" is about a violent revolution that replaces an authoritarian only for the revolutionaries to become just like him.
    • The singing voices of Raymond Watts and En Esch might come off as creepy to some.
    • "Death and Burial of C.R." Take an already morbid and creepifyin' nursery rhyme and set it to some of the creepiest music and vocals ever recorded. Brrr.
    • The lyrics to "Ooh La La." Let's just say there was a good reason it was on the soundtrack of Hellraiser.
  • Overshadowed by Controversy: Looking in any comments section for KMFDM music videos will net you a multitude of responses concerning the Columbine massacre. This is because one of the shooters was a fan of the band's music.
  • Suspiciously Similar Song:
    • "Hole in the Wall" is the lyrics of "Liebesleid" translated into English, they also have similar guitar riffs.
    • The guitar riffs to "Pretty Vacant" by the Sex Pistols and "Anarchy" are practically the same thing.
  • Tear Jerker: "Move On," "Today," "Lied und Elend," possibly "Strut," and of course "Everyday's a Good Day."

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