I've been using VSTs for about 2 years, and I have come up with some great lead and clean sounds. However, any attempt to get a heavily distorted metal rhythm sound has been disastrous.

I just spent the last three hours following Youtube tutorials only to get pissed off when nothing sounds even remotely like what the video is showing.

Take this one for example:

I followed that exactly as it is shown and came up with nothing even similar. I figured it had to do with the drive setting being at 0 in the tutorial, so I slowly cranked that up. No luck.

Here's another one:

Absolutely no luck.

Does anyone have a good tutorial that works? I'm flat out getting tired of nothing working.