I'm getting this. I looked for OCD and Maxons but could only find this one, for 70$, and I'm taking it because I need it soon.

Will it help me get that heavier Metallica, Panthera, and Slayer tone easily? The amp is a Blackstar HT-5.

Id say go for it. I got mine for $50 and dont regret it. Great boost for the distortion channel. Also i've been able to get pretty convincing alex lifeson tones when pushing the clean channel on my tube amp.

edit: One side note, this pedal pumps out a lot of bass, too much at times. Especially when you are using the Turbo and Hot modes, this can really muddy up your tone.
Last edited by Fly-By-Night at Feb 10, 2009,