Well, yes, that is indeed palmmuted. However, this type of palm mute ( heavily muted powerchord played with 4 strings at the same time ) is often referred to as a djent.


There's a good example of palm muting, the first notes are palmmuted already.
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I think it's muted with the hand touching the strings closer to the bridge than with normal palm mute and helping with heavy distortion.
palm muted with a droped tunning

Like in drop C

in other words, instead of the "good ol'" root-5th power chord, it's root-6m

The chord gives it a real harsh and low sound
you can hear this type of chord on the breakdown of August Burns Red's backburner (at 03:11)
Last edited by t1mman at Jan 21, 2012,