- Broken Base: Mostly over 34.788%...Complete.
- Germans Love David Hasselhoff: The band has had much more commercial success in various parts of Europe than in their home country.
- Growing the Beard: Many fans consider Turn Loose the Swans the true turning point for the band.
- Magnum Opus Dissonance: As stated in the discography, Aaron Stainthorpe thinks Like Gods of the Sun is their best album, despite fans preferring Turn Loose the Swans.
- Narm: The Angel and the Dark River is arguably one of the cheesiest covers the band has ever released, especially ironic considering how beautiful Turn Loose the Swans's cover is. The cover is "artsy" black and white shot of a smiling naked woman covering her breasts cut down into the center with a gloomy white backdrop with the band's name and album title in the papyrus font.
- Nightmare Fuel: Probably almost as common as tearjerking is in their discography, and the two are even sometimes found in the same song to boot ("Your River" is a good example of this combination). To some, the band's whole sound counts.
- "The Blue Lotus" is a particularly chilling vampire tale, and has suitably menacing music to match (those guitar harmonies are pretty creepy sounding).
- Also, the album cover to Songs Of Darkness Words Of Light counts: a screaming, maimed, decaying angel that happens to be missing the top of its head, as seen here.◊
- Tear Jerker: Many songs, but especially "Black God", "Two Winters Only", "For My Fallen Angel" and "The Light at the End of the World".
- Wangst: A ton of it on 34.788%...Complete.
YMMV / My Dying Bride