I was ready to make the drive to check out a Blackstar HT-20. Spoke to the seller on the phone and he asked if I like a lot of gain. I told him I basically like thrash and death metal. I mentioned Testament as an example of the sound I like.
He told me this wasn't my amp. I wouldn't be happy even with a boost.
Is this true? I had a 6505+ before and that obviously has plenty of gain and the tones I like, it was just too much for an 11x11 practice room. I've got a POD HD 500 so I'm ok for the most part - just looking to keep a nice low wattage tube amp on hand that covers metal fairly well.
I agree with him.