Obviously, when you're going for a Black Metal guitar tone it being "good" is very subjective. But, I was on another forum and someone was asking about how to get a lo-fi super distorted tone, and he wanted to spend as little money as possible. I mean, I'm not going to get into amps because a tube amp will always be your best bet for anything. I'm talking about a pedal you can buy and use really simply for this sort of lo-fi "classic" Black Metal tone you hear on Mayhem's earliest albums or Burzum's Filosoflem. (Which was a Boss Metal Zone MT-2 plugged straight into what he was recording with.) But that's not how we're getting this sort of sound. Go out and buy a Danelectro Black Coffee Distortion pedal. Though they may be somewhat noisey and have no gain adjustment, this is why it works so well. I bought one for those reasons and that it has tons of high end, but can still crank out a lot of bass. Anyhow, I do plan to get rid of the noise with mine by modding it, (I'll let you all know how that goes) and then it will be wonderful for "old school" or "classic" Black Metal playing. To quote one user's comment I read on the other forum; "Just turn your amp's kvlt switch to the on position." I now have a "kvlt switch" that's actually existent, and super cheap. So if you have a desire for that horrid tone, as I do occasionally, run out and buy this at Guitar Center or a pawn shop or anywhere with used pedals.