The pedal on it's own isn't meant for any sort of modern metal. Unless you have an Overdrive pedal to pair it with, you can't get any tight rhythm riffing, unless you're going for that scooped mid sound.
This pedal has 5 knobs and one trimpot. The knobs are: Sustain, Attack, Ratio, Level and Tone. These are really straight-forward and makes it easy to tune in your specific requests of a Compressor pedal.