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Old 01-15-2007, 12:08 PM
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I mean, not everybody can use the same chord progression 80% of the time
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I can think of two right off the top of my head...

Sabbath - War Pigs - it's about politics, as opposed to do either ripping off a poem or movie, or merely relating what actually happened.

Queensryche - Surgical Strike - about how we train ("program") soldiers, pretty interesting, as it's about warfare, but not a specific war
Both great songs, but neither comes close to touching the likes of "The Trooper", "Two Minutes To Midnight", and yadda yadda yadda.....
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I like a lot of Megadeth's war related songs. "Peace Sells" for the win
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Old 01-15-2007, 12:12 PM
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Slayer used to write good ones too.
Ahh true.

"PROPAGANDA WAR ENSEMBLE, BURIAL TO BE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

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Old 01-15-2007, 12:12 PM
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WOW. Thank you for helping me see the light, I think I should go listen to Lacuna Coil now because they are like, so much better OMIGAWD!1!

I guess you could, although I don't know why you'd say they're better. I know I certainly didn't
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Holy Wars.

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I agree, and even though it goes into stuff about the Punisher, I still think its pretty relevant to the song.
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I laugh at people who think that the same chord progression over and over again in a song makes it a bad song.
I laugh at people that think creativity is merely imitating yourself.
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Old 01-15-2007, 12:14 PM
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I laugh at people that think creativity is merely imitating yourself.
It might not be creativity, but that doesn't mean they aren't coming up with bad songs. Look at Van Halen, it could be argued, from some fancy schmancy big word view point, that they pretty much wrote the same song over and over again, but anybody, let alone you, are gonna tell me that Van Halen wrote bad songs...
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Both great songs, but neither comes close to touching the likes of "The Trooper", "Two Minutes To Midnight", and yadda yadda yadda.....
I disagree. "The Trooper" is great, and while the music still stands without lyrics the lyrics owe a great debt to an existing work of an art. Some points off for creativity, sorry

"Two Minutes To Midnight" is Maiden's top war song, in my opinion, because it does go outside of a "this is what happened yadda yadda box" and instead inserts some personal venom into the lyrics, which totally rocks.
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It might not be creativity, but that doesn't mean they aren't coming up with bad songs.
I didn't necessarily say they were bad songs because of that.
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