what kind of scales were common in 80s metal
Did you really need to make 2 threads about this? You got your answers in the other thread anyways.
Did you really have to create a duplicate thread?
Well a lot of those bands tuned to Eb, so either Eb pentatonic or Eb minor would be a really good pick for a scale
Major and minor pentatonics.
Depends what you mean by 80s metal; do you mean thrash or more hair metal?