We metal and hard rock guitarists have a hard time for so many years trying to find the perfect amp and get the perfect hi gain tone. I know, I have spent a hell of a long time trying to get this sounds myself.
I wish I had this list ten years ago I would have found that tone a lot quicker. The problem with striving for perfect tone is that not only is it subjective in terms of how the amp sounds and ‘feels’ but there are so many choices out there it is unreal.
We are lucky that we have these choices, but as we know too many choices can often lead to inaction. So, the best thing you can do, is try as many of these amps as possible before you purchase one. I can almost guarantee that there will be one in this list (probably a few more) that you will absolutely fall in love with.