Re: About to purchase...thoughts before purchasing?
Can you try them out before buying?
I've got the 16 and 18" Fast Crashes. I like the 18 a lot better than the 16. I wouldn't have gotten the 16 at all, but it was included as part of a pack.
I don't normally use crashes much, but the only one I've heard lately that I've considered getting is the Zildjian 18" K Dark Thin crash.
I think something like the A Fast Crash or A Custom Crash might be more suitable for metal type stuff though - just a guess.