#1
I'm absolutely entranced by the riffs and licks BTBAM and Protest the Hero use, and I'm interested in learning similarly styled riffs and licks (albeit at a much lower level than those guys, haha). Are there any websites with tabs, or suggestions towards what scales I should use to come up with my own?
#2
Lydian Mode. Most progressive-sounding mode in the world.

EDIT:
For a heavier progressive sound, try Phyrigian Mode.
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#3
Scales do not make something progressive. Arrangement, song structure, and often technicality do.
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#4
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Scales do not make something progressive. Arrangement, song structure, and often technicality do.

I know that - but the two bands I mentioned have a distinct style to their licks. And thanks, User_Nameless.
#5
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I know that - but the two bands I mentioned have a distinct style to their licks. And thanks, User_Nameless.

What I said still applies. Scales do not make the sound for you. How you use them does. Experiment. Learn some theory, learn their songs, and figure out what their doing. Saying, "Yeah man, use the harmonic minor scale," teaches you nothing.
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#6
Remember, it's all about phrasing. Scales mean nothing. They are a set of notes. You can write death metal in the major key if you phrase it right.