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i normally dont compress electric guitars, but when i do then just a little but nothing to get it more "punchy". i think the key is the amp settings and a nice mic setup.
For that try this:
if you use a virtual amp try to play with the amp settings.
if nothing helps and you wanna have more grit on the guitars, just blend a clean guitar which plays the same (if you have the DI from your guitar just take this) to the heavies or record an acoustic which plays the same.