Digitech- Death Metal
- - 6/106/10
Just by hearing the name, the Digitech Death Metal leaves no one wondering what this pedal does. The classic sturdy metal case of the pedal gives you your unmistakable Digitech aesthetics while also offering four control knobs to adjust your Level, Lows, Mids, and Highs. You can either choose to use a 9 volt battery or a 9 volt plug to power your death machine.
When I turned on the pedal I was unsurprised, it didn't offer me an amazing unique sound, or anything special, just what I was expecting. An extremely metal sound was all I was able to get out of it, and it hardly did that too well. Playing around with the knobs I couldn't find a sweet spot, it was either to thin and tinny or muffled. I can completely appreciate a good metal sound, but this wasn't one of them. The thing with these Digitech pedals are its kind of a mixed bag, you've got great ones, and some that just don't have that wow factor. In the end of the day, I was left frustrated with a overly digital sounding metal pedal.
Price point in mind, if your looking for a uber metal pedal, heres your ticket. Although I would recommend purchasing a more classic overdrive or distortion so you can get more versatility. I have to say if your looking at this pedal to gig with, you should be considering a higher quality metal pedal, and if your'e looking to practice at home, this thing isn't going to sound any better than your amp's built in effects. Its neither here nor there, and in conclusion I would say its mediocre. I think I'll be using mine as a kill switch... or something like that.