#1
Recently my band and I finished working on a new song. It has quite an old school heavy metal feel to it (Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden-ish) So when it comes to doing the solo I wanna make a metal sounding solo, but even with distortion my solos always seem to sound a bit bluesy. Now I'm alright with that but the rest of the band want heavy metal, not blues metal.

The chord progression is A5, C5 (8th fret E string) G5, D5 over and over but with a metal rythm. The scale I am using is the A Blues scale at the 17th Fret (later going down to the 5th fret) I've also got alright distortion going on as well.

Any help or scale reccomendations would be aprecciated!
#3
yeah man, minor scales, or if you want to do something different that still sounds cool, try using scales like the hungarian minor or others like that...
#4
minor scales...and try some spanish sounding scales...forget what it's called but it's here: all-guitar-chords.com
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#6
diminished, minor, augmented, hirojishi(sp?) and then throw the locrian major scale in there for good measure.
#7
I donno Im a fan of Lydia though not a lot of ppl seem to use it... Lydia with lowered 3rd it wicked though.. it basicly a minor with lowered 5th...
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#8
or you could just do the normal maj and minor scales but with some chromatic runs in them while picking fast.... or do some melodic stuff

and a few off notes here and there
#9
Feces?
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