I really have no experience really with distortion pedals, I need help choosing a good pedal for metal. Although, do I really need one at all (I'm going for Firewind, Children of Bodom, Pantera, Metallica esque tone)? I mean, I've not gone anywhere near pushing my Laney VH100R, so I may not need one.

Basically I'm after that heavy rhythm tone, and smooth lead stuff.

Any help appreciated.
Ibanez S470 (EMG 81/S/85)
Sigma DMC-15E
Laney VH100R
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Ibanez Weeping Demon
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Quote by Bullet4mySquier
tube screamer, or metal muff, or danelectro metal pedal for 15 bucks.

Lol wtf no. Except the tubescreamer.

Doesn't your Laney have enough gain on its own? I'd go with a Tubescreamer-type pedal.
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No metal muff and no cheap-o Danelectro metal pedal. Look into an OD pedal to stick in front of your amp.