For extreme metal applications in fast-paced, high-gain settings, the Ares reigns supreme. The alnico 5 bridge and ceramic neck pair together perfectly for a set with a well-rounded frequency response. A strong overall mid-range presence with a comfortable cut in the highs is what defines the bridge. High gain leads have plenty of depth and the pinch harmonics are thick and robust. Riffing, chugging, and/or djenting will produce a snarl and tastefully saturated tone. Players accustomed to the fast response and punchy compression of active pickups will feel right at home while being delighted with the palpable dynamics of these passive pickups. You really can have the best of both worlds.
Looking for the same output but with even more of an edge and bite but less saturation? Switch over to the ceramic magnet version to find exactly that.