Sound — 10
This pedal is very versatile and produces many different metal tones, Metallica, Scorpions, Ratt, (AC/DC, not metal, but this pedal is certainly good at doing AC/DC) and many others. You can really scoop those mids with this thing's tone controls and if you want that extra crunch, the top boost button is the way to go. Every tone I've tried on this pedal, I've come to love.
Overall Impression — 9
Overall, veerry good pedal, I got this pedal expecting to get one certain tone out of it, and got much more, which is great. It's good for any particular style of metal you want to do, If you want to do good chunky rhythm, it can do it, if you want a scorching hot lead, it's made for that too. In my opinion, if you can't afford really expensive gear at the moment and you want the best bang for the buck, get this pedal!
Reliability & Durability — 7
Looks very sturdy, made of metal, but I haven't really "tested" its durability to be sure about how destructible it is, but it definitely looks like it can take a beating if it has to. If I absolutely HAD to nit Pick about it though, it has plastic knobs (plastic = weak), but I truly don't care, since when has a knob been the most important component of a distortion pedal?
Ease of Use — 10
This pedal's controls are very up front, and you'll know exact what to do with it out of the box. It puts the knobs in your face, each one does it's job well and you can notice quite a difference with each of the different tone controls. Anyone could be given this and not be overwhelmed with the controls.