Check out these 3 songs:

In Flames - The Hive 3:18
Arch Enemy - Fields of Desolation 5:20
Michael Angelo Batio - Burn 2:45

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I'm curious, who copied who? Where did this melody first appear? I'm guessing some classical music, which inspired all these artists, but it's no more than a guess.

Do you know who came up with it?
it's actually pretty common
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I don't have the answer to your question. But just so you know, Burn is made by Deep Purple and MAB is only making a cover of it. That solo sequence is from the Deep Purple song Burn. If it was first used there I don't know. Are you talking about the same chords when you are refering to the melody or just the fact that they are playing arpeggios?
Psh, we all know they copied Bach.
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Maybe from Ozzy Osbourne's Blizzard Of Ozz (1980) with Mr Crowley's solo by Randy Rhoads... who was highly inspired by classical music (Bach especially).
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Wait, songs which sound roughly the same?

God forbid.
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Jesus, people here are pretty hostile.

Thanks for the few serious replies. It seems my suspicions about classical music were correct. I'd like to find Bach's (or someone else's?) piece that inspired these bands. If you have any idea, please share :P
That's like, one of the most common licks in metal, and has been since the 70s.
You could probably find it about 40,000 times in the average music collection.