Cartridge Alignment

Hi Guys, 

I need some expertise from the forum I'm at wits end over this. I have a Pro-Ject RPM-1 Turntable with a Grado Statement Series Platinum 1 Cartridge. I've aligned the cartridge using both the supplied Pro-Ject alignment tool and the Purest Audio Model PT-89-A tool. Both are aligning the same, stylus tip in the dot, front and sides aligned to the grid and the height of the top cartridge is parallel to the height line on the Purest Audio tool as well as both front and side are 90 degrees to the platter.

What I'm experiencing:
- Distortion starting about halfway through the album to the end. The first 2-3 tracks are mint 
- Over emphasized and brassy high's especially on S's, C's T's and cymbals. 

What am I doing wrong, should I be aligning to a different standard? I'm afraid I'm damaging my albums! Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks Palasr, I sent an email to Grado to get their input - protractors aren't cheap as you know, I'm trying to avoid the expense if possible!
Try this free arc protractor:  All you need is the effective length of your tonearm, and the generator will make an arc protractor for Baerwald, Loefgren or Stephenson measurements.  Be certain you print it without scaling and verify by using the reference lines printed on the protractor.  If you like the outcome, you can always buy a Mint protractor which aren't too expensive.
The previously mentioned balanced turntable would be where I would begin.  Buy a small level (bubbles drive me crazy) and set it on the platter and slowly move it around first to see where the bubble is moving.  if it has a tripod setup like new units seem to have, you only need to adjust the two front feet.  It has four feet, then the levelling is much more difficult.
There are different protractors that differ in the parameters they optimize, mainly how far to the LPs inside the tracking error is optimized. All geometrically "correct" protractors have in common that - independent of tonearm length - they cross the LP radius at two points with zero tracking angle. This leads to mainly two classes with either a ca. 63 or a ca. 66mm "zero point", the outer point is ca. 119mm vs. 120mm.
Protractors with only one zero point leave one in a bit of dubious state, one depends on a correct angle of the headshell (and ones manual abilities). So use at least a two point protractor and careful iterative setting and resetting of angle and overhang.
A 0.5mm  or 0.7mm graphite refill tacked to the cartridge helps.
Actually such protractors have a third constant, which leads to protractors that are 1) aligned between platter and (horizontal) tonearm pivot points, and  (platter fixed) zero crossing points that a have a fixed location on the platter! Such protractors make adjustment (in principle) much easier, it's then a 2) set the overhang - at a third point - 3) turn the protractor to one of the two "normal" points (fix it), and correct the cartridge angle to zero. If you want, I can send you a pdf of such a protractor.
More recently there is some sort of development of "evidence based" protractors market :-) because overhang in itself increases skating forces, and some try to reduce the overhang, leading to bigger errors with less overhang.
My experience is that with my three point protractor no tracing problem exist except by faulty cartridges, and the not so rare case of problematic second hand vinyl, caused by previous owners cartridges tracking at *too low* downforce. So check distortion with a pristine LP of known origin.
(Skating & anti-skating are not constant and a source of sonic problems)