I wonder if I can get some pointers when I'm going to write my original Melodic Death Metal stuff? I love bands like Children of Bodom, Norther, Ensiferum and Insomnium, but thing is that Children of Bodom (CoB) were the first to combine keyboards powerchords (a little black metal) and fast solos, and Norther and Ensiferum kinda share the same structure in their songs. I don't want to sound like a copycat when I try to come up with own things. I mean: it is easy to make a song sound like it was Ensiferum or Norther that made it, and the only difference would be the melody of the song ... I just can't think of anything to make it more outstanding ... I end up sounding like other people
I know I have to "find my own style" but it's hard... So I wonder if I can get some pointers?
Learn, "Slaughter of the Soul", by At the Gates and you'll learn how to write MDM just like how every other band did.