Quick Tip: Make your snare fatter via "doubling"
Everyone wants a fat snare and kick sound in this rock or metal mix. This is because having small wimpy drums personally reflections on you. If you do not have a meaty, buff, and confident kick or snare, you are not the hip studio owner and recording engineer everyone thought you to be. The kick and snare are the most importing part of your song. The entire song revolves around the snare. Without a good snare, your guitars will become acoustic and your vocalist will become Britney Spears. This is a well known fact in physics.
Joking aside, the fatty snare sound is pleasing to most people's ears. When you are maximizing and compressing your song in the mastering stage, your snare tends to be drowned out by the blasting guitars and vocals.