Boss Heavy Metal Distortion Reviews
Don't expect to use this as a clean boost. It doesn't really work the way a tubescreamer does, and the distortion in this is extremely brutal. It's almost too over the top for most people, but if you want that old school melodeath tone, this is what you're going to have to go with. I wouldn't bother too much with the differences between the T... [read more on Audiofanzine]Hatsubai rated this unit on 2011-11-29.
So I think I made it pretty clear how I feel about this useless pedal. The only thing I think it has going for it is that Boss made it and it will last forever. So you'll have garbage tone forever if you so choose to waste your money. Listen to some youtube videos before you decide. You can pick the pedal up on ebay for about $50 but I can think... [read more on Audiofanzine]iamqman rated this unit on 2011-03-28.
I've been using the Boss Heavy Metal HM-2 for about three years. I acquired it from a friend and thought it would be helpful to have another color in my set up. While I found it useful in some situations, it isn't too versatile and you can only really get one good sound from it. While it is good at what it does, I look for more versatility when ... [read more on Audiofanzine]moosers rated this unit on 2009-02-25.
The bottom line is that this pedal is for more of the crowd that wants quieter distortion over another overdrive. I would say that this pedal would work better if mixed w/ a good amp overdrive. [read more on Audiofanzine]Jim rated this unit on 2002-06-28.
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