I need a good metal recording software for amateurs. i can't get garage band, don't have a mac. :\ and thoughts?
Audacity is good, and free. Cubase, I can personally recommend, as I purchased it with a firewire DA interface. Pro Tools isn't cheap, but it's the industry standard digital software.

And better results for your search should go into the "Riffs and Recording" section, for future reference.