I've been curious on everyone's opinions of the usage of this ubiquitous chord progression(s). No real motives, just to develop some insight I guess. For those who don't know it, it's got it's own Wikipedia page. We all have heard it many times. It's been on countless songs of every genre for eons. Hell, Axis Of Awesome recorded a track dedicated to making fun of it: ...which is really the same gag as the old Pachelbel Rant Personally I've actively avoided writing any kind of music with this progression and still consciously do so. Not that I hate it (I love a lot of songs with these progressions), but largely trying to push myself compositionally without resorting to it as a crutch. I did come close to straight up hate when I saw a hard rock band in Melbourne who's entire setlist was made of songs with 6415 verses, chorus or both. Being a first time listener of them, it made me feel that what they tried to write as something epic ("epic" soundtracks also often use the 6415), but made me think they just wrote different variations of the same song... basically imagine Evanescance's Going Under rewritten 12 times in a 45 minute set. Of course, a majority of metal players will write based on riffs that largely forgo general chord progressions so this won't matter all that much if you fall on this way of writing. I do think it's a useful tool, especially being melody reliant, a great melody can carry it to somewhere unique. Or mix it up with other progressions and variations etc. Hell, my country sessions has a whole heap of songs full of this progression so I can't really avoid it. Do you like it and use it? Or do you loathe it and avoid at all costs? Or ambivalent to exist in between? I'm just curious what everyone's opinions, and would like to hear them.