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MeetyourUnmaker

Am I the only one who notices the similarity between these two songs?

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I recently listened to "Kid A" by Radiohead and the song "Optimistic" after several listens reminded me of a video game track from Duke Nukem Zero Hour


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXDaOH0k_XI



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zoAL018B75s


Of course, Zero Hour had no influence from Kid A because it came out 2 years before Kid A came out. It's just a neat little thing I found.

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Hm, those openings do sound similar. However, it's not surprising as many generic riffs have been used in rock music for decades. I'm fairly certain that "At Doom's Gate" was supposed to be an homage to metal music in general, as that same riff found in many, many metal songs in some form or another and not just the one that everyone likes to point to, Metallica's "No Remorse".

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Sodaholic said:

Hm, those openings do sound similar. However, it's not surprising as many generic riffs have been used in rock music for decades. I'm fairly certain that "At Doom's Gate" was supposed to be an homage to metal music in general, as that same riff found in many, many metal songs in some form or another and not just the one that everyone likes to point to, Metallica's "No Remorse".



That riff would sound so good in a prog song with a big drum solo.

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Not just those songs, but when you listen to 'summer hit pop songs' they have similar beats.

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