How could you even begin to compare this junk on notation staff paper with the likes of Boston? It is not even in the same Galaxy. Beat up Kid Rock vs Beethoven.
I'll never understand musicians like you, that's not at all meant as a slight, but first of all, no matter how righteous you feel about this, your attitude is lame. Remember I already stated that I knew people in this band, so to call their music junk to me is just being a douche. I've held my tongue about Boston, but fuck it, if you're going to act like a self righteous jerk then why should I?
Boston are the reason why punk existed in the first place. Over indulgent garbage songwriting with no substance. Sure, years of musical training and the finest recording studios etc. but ZERO actual content. Nothing original about their progressions or compositions, and a HUGE chunk of SMARM in their writing and hap hazard concept of a hook. Read the lyrics to their songs, think about the message and what they actually give back. NOTHING, it's the same boring shit pop songwriters wrote about for a countless years before them. They give nothing original or unique, it's like listening to a sports team who practiced being musicians with the same attitude that they have with training for athletics. The emptiness of any real content in their progressions and compositions far outweighs their technical prowess.
Why you chose Boston I'll never know, must be a favorite of yours, but FNM have little to do with Boston. Boston brought almost nothing to the table as far as genre mixing, or even lyrical content. They brought some technical ability, but your really should take a look at a live video of Boston. It's not any different, you're just getting old, and stuck in your ways. "OMG OMG! Some guy rapped in a song!!! snort snort! tawdry garbage! oh well, back to my smarmy 70's fake prog"
Seriously, listen to the main guitar riff in this song, the lamest three chord progression imaginable as the "chunk" in the song, and I have not idea why the vocal line is appealing at all? He's trying to do some sort of Beech boys thing, but it's more like whining than smooth. Besides the lame ass 70's schtick of having the 'quiet breakdown', as annoying as the 90's loud, quiet, loud, quiet, loud loud loud Nirvana ripp song structure all the pop rock bands were doing.
Also, notice one major thing, the actual song is no more complex than Epic is, you basically make yourself look silly trying to say otherwise. The major difference in structure is all in the style. Personally though, I'm glad both had their chance to shine, it's rough business, and plenty of bands worse than either never made it. I honestly don't get the spit and bile, unless we're talking about obvious corporate shills like Brittany Spears etc.
There is miles more content in FNM than in Limp Bizkit, if you can't see that you really have to be hateful of FNM for some odd personal reason.