#1
What are scales that are played in death metal because I'm stuck on pentatonic and I wanna get off of it. Death metal and pentatonic = bad.
#3
diminished scales and harmonic minor scales are probably what you're looking for
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Well my band plays a mix of Death Metal / Metalcore / Hardcore / Progressive and I use harmonic minor, Major scales and diminished


No natural minor?
#8
Major and Minor scales.
And what scale you use does not determine what the music sounds like.
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#11
chromatic
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#12
None.
It's phrasing that makes death metal. The scales are universal, but the stylistic elements are not. On topic, try out Phrygian and Phrygian Dominant - those have a cool, almost exotic, sound to them.
#15
Any scale can be used for any genre. Scales are what you make with them. I'd imagine most death metal songs end up using mostly chromatic tones rather than a set scale.
#16
What a I meant by phrasing is that the style is what sets Death Metal apart from other genres. For example, where one is likely to find full chords in a jazz or blues piece along with some pentatonic scales, in death metal, one expects to find fast groupings of notes and few pauses. For a more visceral explanation, listen to Jean-Luc Ponti's "Cosmic Messenger" and then listen to Death's "Cosmic Sea". That will make phrasing and stylistic differences very obvious to you now that you know what I'm talking about.