I am a huge fan of Exodus and Gary Holt and
he has some of the sickest metal tone out there in my opinion, AND he uses Kempers a lot. The caveat being he uses profiles of his own amps.
Anyway, on the last 3 Exodus albums, the guitar tone has this crazy super aggressive mid attack that he describes as "almost wah like" to me it sounds so mean. Gary says he gets the tone by using a parametric EQ in front of the amp and boosting the shit out of the mids, and i am assuming scooping them on the amp (that's what i heard on another forum) to me it sounds like its kind of "filtered" (I know that's the wrong word) but its so cool and I wish I could know how to get that effect. Anyone who's audio savvy/good at dialing in metal tones have any insight?
In the that example I linked, the song funeral hymn, on that album it sounds really dirty but crisp and super distorted and on the next one Beyond the pale, the tone is so clear and crisp but so ripping. I just want to know how its possible to even get a sound like that. I know its not studio magic because I've seen videos of him doing demos with the same tone.