Originally Posted by NK
Pat's palm muting is extreme. He plays REALLY hard. That counteracts the extreme gain to a point of course. It's all in the articulation and combination of those factors really. It just works.
Do you have a preference when recording metal as far as how "hard" the guitarist plays? Lately I've been trying to figure out what's best when I'm recording my own stuff. Generally I get a better sound if I play hard but as a result I play sloppier.