Oh, I was gonna edit that one and add that yes, I'd say 8 string, but that's for myself, not for you. I don't know what kind of metal you like/plan to do...a 6 string baritone could do for Kamelot-like (downtuned) stuff, 8 seems like the only thing used for djentz, 7 if you just want drop-tuning (easy chuggin' power chords) convenience on the top three strings with the regular 6 string tuning down below...really on you.
(Personally I feel I should stop commenting on guitars altogether. I've never really played an instrument that I found 'bad'. This could be because 1. I haven't played an extensive variety of guitars, 2. haven't played for 10+ years, 3. Touchstyle means you can play on just about anything, 4. I think I intuitively pin any flaw of the guitar on my playing - not exactly playing, but I see it as something to learn to overcome through playing, like the low volume of trebles while tapping on my guitar - I'd rather play harder than upgrade gear. So my opinion doesn't count anyway )
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