do you want something muffled, or are you looking for a bit more of an open sound?
I used clear Emperors on my toms for years playing death metal and grindcore (well, also playing with singer-songwriters, doing freelance recording, and all manner of other gigs). I like them quite a bit.
Not sure who you were talking to, but with ec2, I would try ec resos if you want a full, some what muffle sound or G1s if you want a more "open" sound. For Alan suggestion I would use ambassadors with the emporers, clears for a more open sound and coated for a more muffle/controlled sound.