Asking about a prog rock drum effect in a heavy metal guitar forum...

I don't think its actually live drums, however they've used a filter and filtered out some lows and highs. Experimenting yourself will help you find the sound you want
Yeah, the drums are pre-recorded for that segment, not live. You can hear pretty clearly when Gavin comes back in for real.

That "far-away" sound is similar to what Steven calls the "telephone voice." It's an EQ preset that as djsdabest guessed cuts out highs and lows and emphasizes mids, resulting in a sound that sounds like it came over a telephone. They might have also cut it down to 1 or two mics for that recording...might just be the room mics/overheads going.
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