#1
So... my line6 spider2 212 (150W) sucks...if I would buy a footpedal, would this be any beter or will it still be a load of crap? And if so...wich pedal is nice to play metalcore (As I Lay DYing, Heaven SHall Burn,...). I was thinking about Digitech Metal Master, Digitech Death Metal, Digitech DF-7 (distortion factory) ,Boss Metal Zone MT-2 and Line6 übermetal. Are they any good?
#2
Try them all at a local music shop, its what every1 says, but its really true that it is the best judge.
#3
Digi-tech's death-metal pedal is good for extreame distortion... but just that... you cant change the distortion level so it is severly distorted... sometimes too much. Also i would not recomend it for a live setting. They feed back too much at loud levels.
#5
Metal Muff by Electro Harmonix is a great pedal for $100. Best advise is to try a few out but I would avoid digi-tech death metal. The distortion is similar to the one thats in your line6 spider.
#7
For the most part...anything with "metal" IN the name is going suck. IMO its more of a marketing thing. Metal is really big right now and I think companies know that. Which is why Im seeing all these new dangfangled 'metal' pedals, goth'd out guitars..etc. Theres a LOT of other pedals out there that dont just capitolize on one genre, but can cover it all.

Rocktron Silver Dragon
Visual Sound Jekyll and Hyde
..etc.