Oh this was a lot of fun to listen to man! I was going to type up a bunch of stuff, but then I sort of got inspired to create ummm an “imaginary section” that could go into an ending of sorts.
First, let me begin with a 3 part apology - I am kind of old and recently realized that I don’t really know how to play guitar. I suck, and believe me I am well aware of my shortcomings as a player. With that said - I do enjoy creating music, talking about music, learning music etc etc so anyways - here it is; my imaginary Tommo moment. PS I think monsters are awesome.
Anyways, I know that you’re kind of playing around a Bbmaj over D tonality scalewise (D Phrygian) - and that’s cool but me personally I think that if you want to emphasize a certain mode, you need to not play it for a moment. So I imagine you doing one of your awesome CTC guitar solos so I made a section that goes Gmin7 Ebmaj7 F Maj7. And yes, if we wanted it to be exactly diatonic I’d have an F7 in there Buuuut I like the dissonance (I like things that sound bad) and of course, I imposed Bb maj7 scale over top of that - just whatever might sound OK. Let’s be honest, this guitar solo sounds like a pregnant yak. it’s kind of boopdebooopdeboopboopboop then it has some squeaky notes, and after that there’s kind of a howly bit. That’s pretty technical descriptions for what is actually quite horrendous. Just do the polar opposite of what I did here and you’ll be really doing quite good.
Then I stole/borrowed a Symphony of Destruction thing, but played a fingerpicked 3 string thing arpegulator (ancient greek style influence) over it. It was fairly horrendous as it was, but it got worse when I added a phaser. Continuous upstrokes, did indeed seem to make it more difficult, so I didn’t do that. Also, if you listen to it too many times you will likely experience indigestion - for this I recommend maybe eating some fruit and drinking some water.
OK, then there’s another section that I was inspired by listening to 3 guys today arguing about what they wanted for lunch. Basically it starts as a D 5/9 chord D A E And the D goes up in halfsteps, the A stays the same and the E descends in halfsteps. It reminds me of a braying sheep, that is - if sheep bray… Now that I think about it I don’t really know if that’s a thing sheep do - it’s more like bah-ing. But if they COULD bray… Anyways, sorry I was off topic there.
Umm I land on an exceptionally powerful ‘D’ powerchord. Basically the best part of anything I have ever played, ever. That much sounds pretty not too bad. If I were you, I would just steal that.
And then I end with THE most metal thing ever; Jolene by Dolly Parton. Not D Phrygian, but I simply don’t care. Dolly rules, end of story. Thank the gods I wasn’t feeling ‘9 to 5’ here, or it could have gotten really ugly.
Ok I hope you get a laugh out of both what I have written and what I played. I’m sure you’ll create some really cool thing regardless! hahaha