Polyphia with Vai

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Man, I don't get it. I can sort of dig the rhythm (not really but sort of), but I'm just sat there waiting for something to happen. Vai is cool, but even his part was pretty tame.
 

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Weird song. Feels like it's just 6 minutes of default Polyphia riffs over a couple default Polyphia beats. Seems like they at least could have given the bassist a feature for a couple bars. I wonder if he's making a deliberate point lately to just serve the song, or if he did less of the writing or something. I really enjoy his flex sections when they throw him one.
 

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Man, I don't get it. I can sort of dig the rhythm (not really but sort of), but I'm just sat there waiting for something to happen. Vai is cool, but even his part was pretty tame.
Like for them to start rapping, or break the fourth wall or something? It seemed to follow a very normal song structure to me, so I’m not sure what else could have happened. Maybe a breakdown?
 

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Shit. I now want ONE Polyphia song to start with a breakdown, and then just steadily “devolve” into a catchy/poppy Polyphia track. But slowly enough that it takes a full minute to kick in.
 

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Big Vai and Polyphia fan. Indifferent about this song. Definitely my least favorite of the new singles.

That being said, this is fucking cool. Vai has mentioned Polyphia in interviews before and he’s definitely an influence on Tim. Getting him to play on a song while the band is (seeming to at least) breaking out to a more mainstream audience must feel amazing. Good for them.
 

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Like for them to start rapping, or break the fourth wall or something? It seemed to follow a very normal song structure to me, so I’m not sure what else could have happened. Maybe a breakdown?
Sure why not, rapping and breakdowns, the great fail-saves of songwriting.
 

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Meh, whatever... neck tat dude is pretty good at executing bassist techniques on a guitar, but it doesn't actually go anywhere from there.
 

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Guest solos rarely does it for me. Vai is out of his comfort zone and I get why the idea is appealing in theory but the result is often pretty bland. I don't want Scott and Tim to do solos on Vai songs either.

I think the only way is to have a real collaboration where both artists write the song together. Not just have one artist write the song in their style and leave a few bars for someone else to solo on. It's as inspiring as watching guitarists solo over backing tracks on YouTube.
 

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I like how every time there's a Pollyphia thread on here, you've got all these people posting "meh" and "not really into it", but there's always like 5+ pages of replies and reactions.

SS.org confirmed tsundere af. "I-it's not like I even like Polyphia, I just decided to give this new song a try, b-baka!" :lol:
 

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I like the idea, old school and new school playing together, but I don't think anything is especially memorable.
 

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I like the idea, old school and new school playing together, but I don't think anything is especially memorable.
The Vai and Orianthi song worked much better. This feels like Ibanez put it in motion, for an uncertain artistic result.
 

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The Vai and Orianthi song worked much better. This feels like Ibanez put it in motion, for an uncertain artistic result.

They've shared Ibanez sponsored events in the past, so there's definitely a connection there, but I don't think it's as forced as implied, regardless of how much I like or don't like the track.

I don't even remember what the Orianthi collab sounded like if that's any indicator of how much I liked it. :lol:
 


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