I am writing a death metal style song with my band, and I am not sure how to do the solo. Fast and furious? Melody thrown in there? What scales, maybe half-whole diminished?
augmented, dimished, harmonic minor, locrian mode. thats the basics, if you want to have fun look for the japanese scales to.
Dissonance is always good, so I'd say Locrian or diminished. Unless it's melodeath. Then minor or harmonic minor would be good.
Straight up death metal, or more melodic death metal?
Just regular old fashioned death metal, so I'll give Locrian and diminished a shot.