What's everyone's problem with Constant Motion? It's hands down one of their best straightforward metal songs ever, and I don't see how it counts as bad in any possible way. I can see why someone would not like it if they're not a fan of DT's heavier side, but it doesn't count as bad in any possible way.
Straightforward metal is what I would listen to a metal band to hear. That's just me. Also, the lyrics are...well, not DT's best.
- the riffs. From the first second to the very ending, it's basically filled with amazing riffs that just "drive" the song in an amazing way like supposed to. They just flow perfectly, and feel really strong, so the song really manages to grab me that way.
I like the intro riff, but the verses and choruses sound like generic Metallica imitations. Nothing inspired, nothing different.
- yes, the whole song flows perfectly. Two completely different verses, different chorus, different instrumental section, and it all holds together without a single flaw. It's 6:50 and it feels like 4 minutes or something.
I disagree wholeheartedly. I find it to drag unmercifully. It is 6:50 and feels like 10 minutes. The choruses just grate on my ears.
- one of the best heavier instrumental sections in a DT song ever. Not too long, perfectly constructed. And the way the chorus flows into the first solo, with the incredible bass passage is one of the best moments on the whole album.
While I wouldn't go so far as to call it "one of the best heavier instrumental sections in a DT song ever," it is really good, and I like it a lot. I just wish they had written a better song around it. While I almost never listen to this song intentionally anymore, if it comes up on shuffle I will endure the first part, listen intently to the solo section, and then skip to the next song.
- vocals. MP's low vocals don't fit for ANTR theme. Here they fit perfectly and the second verse with both James and Mike is perfectly executed. Also, James himself does a great job here overall.
I disagree with all of this. James doesn't sound like James, and MP, while not sounding awful, doesn't need to be singing lead at any time ever. And the "Huh!" is just silly.
- and finally, the chorus. If it doesn't grab you, I don't know what can. It's capable of making a zombie sing along, and live it just defeats everything in existence.
I don't get this at all. I find nothing catchy about this chorus whatsoever. It's not even the catchiest chorus on Systematic Chaos
At any rate, you asked, so I answered. But don't worry, I believe there are a lot more people here who share your opinion than mine (on this song, anyway).