To be completely honest, up until this album, I've avoided recording heavy electric guitar parts. Getting authentic tones using amp simulation just never sounded right to my ears. It's the reason why many guitar players will only use guitar amps, but I've sold all my amps.
What I've found is that no matter what I did, the guitar would have a brittle, harsh tone that made the entire song sound distorted. What was really missing was the "sound" of the guitar cabinet. That bottom end, that movement of air.
So with Strung High, I used cabinet impulse responses, which are actual recordings of guitar cabinets on every electric guitar part. I know this is really only of interest to other recording musicians, but since that's who mainly frequents this site, I thought I'd mention it.
It brings mojo back into the music... check it out.