But perhaps, for a band like Black Breath, a stymied audience is merely a sign that their head-crushing metal assault is doing something right — by being too ornery and untamed to be pinned within the confines of a single sound. "I think at first we were frustrated by the reaction we got, but to be honest, we don't really know what these lines are that people see. People will ask me 'What do you sound like?' and I'm like, 'Oh, shit.' But when you hear music that has a feeling that you can latch onto, that's more important than anything else. That kind of energy, aggression, regardless of the style — that's the point." Wallace pauses. "That's killer."

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