#1
Im trying to get a newer sounding sound in my songs, but im using the pentatonic scales, so it sounds more classic rock, does anyone know what common scales are used today in punk rock/emo bands?
#3
as far as i know, they barely really look at scales, just do it from ear and its usually power or certain sus chords (along with your add9)

so id jus say the major scale and its modes