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I would say yes.
I have the standard 333, and the two drive channels cover pretty much most of the metal tones you'd want. The Crunch channel handdles most of the vintage/British metal sounds you'd need, and the Lead channel has a more modern/American voicing.
I'm told the 62xx series Bugeras are better for straight metal, as they're closer to the tone of a 5150 Peavey, but the 333 is not bad either, and it's supposed to be like a JSX or XXX.
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