German heavy metal band ‘Premortal Breath’, are seeking to catch the attention of the USA. This comes after the success of their debut album release “They” in June 2014. After receiving good critics from New Yorks Deathscream.net (a popular website specializing in heavy metal). The band feels confident that the USA metal audience will greet them well.
Premortal Breath made the editors pick with “They” recently in December 2014. In a review by Rich Castle, Death Scream described one song of the LP as having similarities to the classic rock band Nirvana:
“Pleasure” is a slow groover. Nirvana without the crust and must of old Grunge. The guitars are revving it up. If you drive while listening to this one, you might be tempted to speed up a little. Oops, don’t do that!
During an interview with Deathscream, the band replied to a question about their style of music. The question asked how audiences were reacting to Premortal Breath.
The band answered:
Fans of the let´s say brutal metal fraction do not like us that much. For only hard rock festivals we´re too heavy. So we fit best into classical heavy metal events.
This goes in turn with the band’s main influences, which have been revealed as Metallica, Motörhead, Iron Maiden (3 of the most influential metal bands of all time). In addition these three bands also fit the classic metal artist genre. Luckily for the band, this type of classical heavy metal is probably the most common style of metal listened to in the USA
In a day where heavy metal has split into many other categories, metal has been separated by into sub-genres. Some fans will only listen to extreme types of metal (brutal metal) whereas more traditional classic metal fans will only listen to that type, calling any other type inferior.
With a good balance in hand, it is thought that Premortal Breath will go down well in America. There are also no shortages of fans in the USA seeking traditional classic heavy metal styles. The fact that Premortal Breath is also a German band could attract more interest and attention from potential fans too.