#1
Would a blackstar HT-5 work well for Hardcore/Metal/Grunge or a little bit higher gain stuff? I mean i'm not playing deathcore or death metal or anything, some bands I like to play are Metallica, No Warning, Nirvana, Iron Age, Black Sabbath, Trapped Under Ice, pretty much anything in my profile.

Also saw a good deal on a Blackheart Little Giant. So info on that would be good as well I guess.

I'm leaning more towards the Blackstar, but chances are I might not get either of these, but saw deals on both them of that left me to take both of them into consideration.

Any input would be good.
#2
the blackstar is much better suited than the blackheart for your grunge/metal/hardcore... its very versatile...

what else have you been looking at?
#3
I really doubt i'll end up getting the Blackstar, I was just looking at it. I want to be able to play out and jam w/ friends occasionally and maybe jam with it eventually. But right now majority of my playing will be done in my house.

My budget is between $300-400, and I was mostly just looking for a head(and get a 2x12 to go with after), Preferaably in the 50 Watt Range, but there are a few higher watt heads im looking at. Mostly i'm looking for these amps or similar amps:
Bugera 1990
Marshall JCM series
Peavey 5150
etc.
#4
Get the blackstar, the blackheart is aweful for metal compared to the blackstar. I have bought a bunch of amps and when i had my blackstar i actually kept it for a reasonable amount of time. It is good as long as you don't need large gig volumes.

Epi LP Custom EMGs
ESP H-1000
Schecter Elite 7
Jackson Dominion
Peavey Valveking Head
Jet City JCA24s
Blackstar HT20 & HTV212
MXR Pedals
Schecter Stiletto Custom
Schecter Stiletto Studio
Fender Vintage Modified
Ampeg B2RE
Fender 4x10 Cab
#6
yea if you cranked your volume you could hear it over a drummer but playing a large show it might be hard if you use the blackstar as your monitor.

Epi LP Custom EMGs
ESP H-1000
Schecter Elite 7
Jackson Dominion
Peavey Valveking Head
Jet City JCA24s
Blackstar HT20 & HTV212
MXR Pedals
Schecter Stiletto Custom
Schecter Stiletto Studio
Fender Vintage Modified
Ampeg B2RE
Fender 4x10 Cab