Thanks for your help, you made a lot of sense.
I never thought of just throwing it all in and then stripping it back or lowering volume as needed, that makes a lot of sense thanks for that. I find myself listening to professional music and realising they dont throw in nearly as much as I tend to do. I know there is a reason for that so I try to keep it in mind. I suppose it is about finding my own style, but the thing is, I need to shape my own style and decide what that is first. I guess I'm having trouble in that regard.
Also for the record, I didn't mean to compare myself to the great Matthew Bellamy, or Chris or Dom or any of them. Being my main inspiration and actually trying to BE them are two different things, but I understand exactly what you are saying.