Not read much about them here. Have had mine for a little more than a month now, and I'm loving it. Great quality for a pretty good price.
This is relevant to my interests. From the little I've heard, they're a great Les Paul killer.
I've had a white Swede since May, and I love it. They weren't specifically designed for metal, but great metal tones can come from it. Overall, though, it does have the versatility and quality of a Gibson Les Paul for the price of an Epiphone.
i dont like Swedes aside from the Ultra Swede. it looks like a PRS single cut.