It's all in the way the band operates, sonically.
Take my good friends here - Don (their bass player) is very prevalent, and his tone is filling, with just a touch of grit. Their engineer did a good job fitting him in the mix in a very, very guitar heavy band.
But live, it's a mixed bag. A good soundman will usually give your an honest representation of what you sound like, but you always find folks who bury you behind everything else.
Battlecross - Push, Pull, Destroy