So the traditional wisdom says that we are to use harmonic minor over a major V in a minor key, because of the #7 pulling closer to the tonic. In metal, we tend to bend the "rules" of traditional theory. So when I solo its very tempting to just use harmonic minor all the time because I think it sounds badass, but is there a way to find balance when using this scale in metal? I mean, the obvious answer is that it depends on the context and what I, the artist, think is most appropriate, but I want to hear some other opinions. I'm really just starting to come into my own when it comes to playing leads, the information I've got from taking jazz lessons has been extremely valuable for improving my metal technique and sound.