Great player, good music, but Romeo's tone has always been regarded of very low, which I quite agree with. It has finally improved a bit on Paradise Lost, but for the most part, I truly hate Line6 stuff. Cheap sounding. Digitech had stuff that sounded much better 15 years ago. You don't find may top players out there using Line6 nowadays. There is a reason.
Well, without getting into another Line 6 debate, I'll say that I think Romeo more than makes up for it with the tone that comes from his fingers. I think some people (maybe even myself) well be quick to tell you that their favorite bands have awesome tone just because they like them a lot, or grew up liking them. But what really makes awesome tone to the listener's ears? To me it's that tight, crunchy, "clean" (as in, not mudded out) distortion for rythem. Think Iced Earth & Symphony X for that.
And lead, it has to be smooth and buttery with less high end on the neck pickup, like Jani from Sonata, Petrucci, Vai, or the guy from Scar Symmetry.
Those are sweet tones to my ears...
I understand why some of you pick AC/DC, Led Zep, Iron Maiden, and Ozzy but for some reason they just doesn't do it for me tone wise. Not hating on them, because I love those bands.
I guess I'm just a little biased because I play Ibanez's with DiMarzios (just love the match), and look at the type of players that play this stuff. Everytime I hear someone playing with the described lead tone above I can pretty much guess that they are playing an Ibanez with DiMarzios lol.
I dunno if that made too much sense...lol.