I just gotta know, those of you who write original material, what band(s) would you say most or all of your stuff sounds like. I personally write a lot like older Evergrey (Recreation Day and everything prior to). Take note: I think anyone who claims that their music is unique is lying to themselves, because you usually play and write in the styles that you listen to, and that being the case, there's nothing you can do that hasn't already been done, I'm sure. So in responding to this thread, do not say "It is very unique." Because chances are, it isn't. Just lettin you all know that before you say something is unique SO, let's hear what you all have to say! I'm interested to find out how people write music, and what they base it on.