Hey guys! I have just fallen deeply into the sub genre of metal called Thrash Metal. As with all genres I fall deeply into I look at tabs from bands within the genre to get an idea of what they play for rythms (I'm mainly focused on rythm guitar).
In Thrash Metal I can hear and see that thrash bands sound the same and they use the same things when building up songs: power chords, alternate picking, some fast single string picking.
I am very low on theory because of lack of teatchers in my small village. I only know the pentatonic and blues scale and power chords and alternate picking palm muted.
My question is what can I do to make more interesting thrash metal than fast palm muting and power chords?
Harmonies help, as can mixing in single-note lines. Some good examples:
[VIDEO]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9uFcZNiVrg]YouTube - ‪Forbidden-Parting of the Ways/Infinite‬‏[/VIDEO]
[VIDEO]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=On3o-paVP1w]YouTube - ‪Toxik-Think This‬‏[/VIDEO]