I don't quite get this. I see numerous reviews of amps that include a statement along the lines that the distortion is ok for blues or classic rock but not enough for metal. Frequently these are amps I've owned or played that in my experience can go to a complete wad of buzzy mush with the amp's distortion. Very few of the pro recorded metal tones I've heard are as severely distorted as that, usually those sounds are EQ's a bit differently and have a modest amount more distortion than heavy classic rock, but nowhere near as distorted as what these amps can generate. I also am of the opinion that many amateur players use way more distortion than their heros do in general. Can anyone straighten out my thinking on this? Maybe some of you Keepers of the Metal Flame can chime in?