#1
One of my band-mates makes up really good verse and intro riffs....but every single chorus is boring/simple powerchord progression. And whenever anyone else in the band has an idea, it sounds "too heavy" or it "sounds like Black Sabbath."
What do i do?
Listen to the chorus of Run by Snow Patrol and you'll get a feel of what every chorus is like.
Note: I am a fan of Black Sabbath and i don't have anything against Snow Patrol.
#2
Start criticizing all of his riffs/yell at him/make your own side project/tell him to stop whining or GTFO.