A really good pedal that is a great starter for someone to get that METAL sound, I mean, it says METAL in the name of the pedal, so, there you go! To be serious, it's a moderately well distortion and noise gate pedal all in one. Very ideal to take to a friends house and scare their family with some chunky tones, but more of a compromise of a high end setup. At worst, it gets the job done, at best, it's a combination pedal that "Metalifies" any amp guitar setup you need, without needing a send/return fx setup like a Metal Zone does. Guitar -> Input -> Output -> Amp Input.