For the price, the 57 is such a great mic. I've had to do something similar when I had a 4-band show, and only had 2 sets of drum mics. Ended up micing the first 2 drum kits with all 57s, as well as the guitars. 58 on vocals too. Ended up sounding great!
Sounds awesome! You see, this is the thing about the SM57. That guitar sound just soft and dull, right up until the second the rest of the band kicks in, and then it's just 100% the sound of rock 'n' roll. And that snare could almost be a tom. Is that a problem? No, because all you need is a "hit".
Yeah, you can generally make an SM57 work. Actually, with some care and intuition, you can always make it work, at least for rock music. Out of both ignorance and poverty, SM57's are all I used for years. It's not a great mic. Actually, it kind of sucks. But if you want to sound like this, well, it's the way to do it.
Man, just came across this post - this is seriously great. Here's the thing - it's all performed superbly, the energy from the band jumps out of the speakers, the song rocks and I love the vocals. Put any mics in front of this and you get a killer recording.
Also, I own a Dual Terror so I know how well they track. Pure rock guitar tones. This is both affirming and inspiring. Thanks for posting this!
Yeah , really amazing.I think the most important role is the "driving force " of the song - the rockandroll attitude. And this is one more proof that equipment has secondary role in the recording ,first is the arrangement and performance as everyone here knows.Great done.