Since I've read everything I've written before about the Crosses EP, I stumbled upon a to do list I did (ahahah) a while back. So yeah, guitar distortion.
Turns out to be that I had forgotten about having an amplifier for my guitar. Using the multi-effect pedal board as a compressor/denoiser/whatever, and the S-OD by boss, and playing it through the amp (which has no brand and it's really small and ugly), I get a very fuzzy, noisy distortion sound. I need to experiment with it, along with a condenser microphone, or something of the sort, to get a final sound, that's more analog than digital. To be honest, it's just a matter of location from there, and possibly the kind of microphone in use will be important too. I need to look into that, since the bit-crusher experiment didn't work so well. In the end, the sound I get is satisfying. It is both lo-fi and powerful, but not aggressive and overwhelming, like using too much of a bit-crusher for noise.