sylnau wrote:If you listen carefully, Swans guitar sound is not that heavy... it's just amp drive... I think they where using Orange on the last tour.
They sound heavy, but it's more like an intensity thing.
This is true. Swans might sound "heavy" but I certainly wouldn't categorize it as brutal.
To the OP - based soley on "brutal" I would recommend the following:
Wampler Triple Wreck
Railhead TUA (Total utter annihilation)
Weehbo Morbid drive
MI Audio Megalith Delta
Those are strictly HIGH gain distortion and don't have square clipping ala a fuzz pedal would have. They are cutting and brutal.
That being said, I think you want something a little tamer based on the Swans reference:
Dr. S Elements
Mountainking Megalith, Maximum OD, or Heavy Machine
Fairfield 4 Eyes
SS/BS Fuck OD
Plus all the good suggestions posted above.
You want something that blurs the line between OD, fuzz, and distortion.