When playing rock or metal I often ride on a 20" Z3 Medium crash. When doing so, if I want to get a heavy crash that still stands out I use this 18" rock crash, and it never disappoints. Even though the pitch is marked as "high" it is far from ear-splitting. In fact, I think it sounds lower than my A Customs (whilst being louder of course). There's something very satisfying about absolutely killing this cymbal - it feels as if no matter how hard you hit it you still haven't overdone it.
This is an awesome cymbal! Perfect for driving, hard rock and metal. I plan on adding an 18" K Custom Dark Crash to contrast this cymbal and add even more flavor to my sound!
I upgraded my ZXT 18" Rock Crash for this beauty. It compliments my 20" Medium Heavy Ride extremely well. I also use this in sequence with my "Z" Custom Medium Crash and the blend is fantastic! Bold, dark, full and loud!
Perfect sound for heavy metal songs. It cuts through the music to accent powerfully.