What are the best guitar plugins to use for heavy metal?

I found these videos on how to mix metal in reaper and most people say the mixes in these videos actually sound good (unlike my amateur mixes). But here's the problem, they didn't really elaborate on the plugins used on the guitars. They're not using only Reaper plugins without using anything else for the guitars like an amp plugin like TSE X50 or are they? It perplexes me.

Anyhow, I want to know what guitar plugins I could use that sound similar to the ones in these mixes:


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I've used plugins like TSE X50 and Exetremist and people always say the mixes come out terrible.... The only way I'm gonna get past this is if I ask others for their input on what I should be using.

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