This is the perfect head for metal and rock drumming in my opinion. A good firm double ply head with internal muffling ring that is solid enough to give a good rebound while at the same time having a very lose tuning to get that fat low end. Stick a mic inside (preferably a Audix D6) and you are good to go! Normally includes a falam patch which is needed if you play with plastic beater on your pedal (otherwise the head will not last very long)... I usually combine this with a Powerstroke 3 front head with a 3" hole.