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Old 07-15-2016, 11:19 AM   #16881 (permalink)
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Toxicity by SoaD. It seems they replace a little musical talent with a more satirical take on metal. I don't knwo whether its a lack of talent or just not trying, but it works fairly well.
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Old 07-15-2016, 11:21 AM   #16882 (permalink)
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The comedic side works fairly well. It reminds me of Psychostick. SoaD aren't a very serious band.

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Old 07-15-2016, 11:25 AM   #16883 (permalink)
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I don't see how they're compromising musical talent though, they seem to have a better approach to things like song structure and changing meter throughout their tracks than a lot of the metal bands of their time. I'm not saying that they're incredibly talented or anything, but they seem to understand music pretty well.
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Old 07-15-2016, 11:41 AM   #16884 (permalink)
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I agree. I don't believe they don't understand, but I certainly believe their brand of metal could be a little better at times. Example: one not, seconds of silence, the same four notes over and over again. Not exactly very well constructed, but it gets better throughgout.

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Old 07-15-2016, 11:44 AM   #16885 (permalink)
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Example: one not, seconds of silence, the same four notes over and over again.
What do you think of the Sith theme? If you deconstruct that one and write it out like you did here, it'll sound dumb too.
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You mean Darth Maul's theme or Vader's theme? Because both do a good job emphasizing the terror and villainry of the Sith Lords whereas this intro is pretty much another generic nu metal track.
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Imo the orchestra and John Williams sacrifice some musical talent in order to make their music sound more menacing. Still not sure if it's a lack of talent or a lack of trying, but they make it work.
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Imo the orchestra and John Williams sacrifice some musical talent in order to make their music sound more menacing. Still not sure if it's a lack of talent or a lack of trying, but they make it work.
I really don't think the sith theme is that generic. Besides, the point of the score is to emphasize the emotion within the film's story. The lack of musical talent in SoaD isn't the same thing. John Williams is way more creative and does an excellent job at using his musical talent to make amazing tracks. Even if the tunes are generic (and I can't think of one that is), he finds ways to make them work very well within the story. And tbh, this all depends on the definition of generic.

SoaD used a technique in the intro that's been done way too often. Whereas every Sith theme I know is not solely about musical talent, but about being sychronizing with the story.

I'm sure you can find me "generic" John Williams tracks, but I can't think of any related to Star Wars or Indy.
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I really don't think the sith theme is that generic. Besides, the point of the score is to emphasize the emotion within the film's story. The lack of musical talent in SoaD isn't the same thing. John Williams is way more creative and does an excellent job at using his musical talent to make amazing tracks. Even if the tunes are generic (and I can't think of one that is), he finds ways to make them work very well within the story. And tbh, this all depends on the definition of generic.

SoaD used a technique in the intro that's been done way too often. Whereas every Sith theme I know is not solely about musical talent, but about being sychronizing with the story.

I'm sure you can find me "generic" John Williams tracks, but I can't think of any related to Star Wars or Indy.
Sigh. You take me too seriously sometimes. Quit getting hung up on the intro and look at the big picture because you're probably arguing against a strawman at this point.
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