Ok so a while back I went on a search for a new metal distortion pedal. Now of course, the obvious choice would be a boss Metalcore, which I have tried out, but I was introduced to the Uber Metal. I was absolutely blown away. It is versatile and has the perfect thick metal sound to rival that of any built-in amp effect. Features:- The Uber Metal has 6 dials: level, scoop, drive, bass, mid and treble, not to mention a noise gate. Now theres a lot you can do there already to control your tone, but theres more There are three high gain settinsg called metal, pulverize and insane. They are pretty much as they sound. Its honestly phenominally more versatile than the metalcore or any other metal pedal you can get. The Line6 tonecore series also has the benefit of being removable, in that you can take out the whole effect module and put it into another pedal frame. I don't know why you would do this, but if you want you can. If you can't get the sound you are looking for out of this thing, you are a lost cause Sound:- I do a lot of chordy work, nothing crazy. Stuff like Static-X and Mastodon so really fat riffs basically, and this pedal is perfect for that. I have my settings as follows: level @ 11 o clock, scoop @ 10, drive @ 12, bass @ 12 and mids and treble @ 2. The pulverize setting is on with teh noise gate on 1. The result is amazing. Just thick but not fuzzy with complete clarity even on a rubbish amp. Not being much of a soloist, I can't go into great depth about that side of things, but I shoudl imagine you getting a good lead sound out of it too. To be honest anything requiring distortion you can do with this pedal. Action/Fit/Finish:- This things is really built to last. It has a heavy steel frame that you could drop a hundred times without a scratch of damage. The dialling knobs are a little bit protruding, and could probably be damaged in some way, but I haven't done that myself. The opening mechanism on this is a bit tricky, you have to push in two buttons on teh sides, which are very stubborn, but I suppose that only adds to the invincibilty of the whole pedal. Reliability:- Could be a family heirloom, because It will probably outlive me. Customer support:- Couldn't say Overall:- Just amazing, if you are looking for a metal pedal then this is it hands down. It was rated the best metal pedal in GuitarPlayer and in my opinion that is more than deserved. You won't be disappointed.