Middle Tennessee Music: Where are you from and what style of music do you create?
Doktor Paimon: We’re four guys from Chicago who play the kind of music we’d like to listen to. In this case, at this time that seems to be loud, angry music about shitty decisions peppered with the occasional inappropriate cover
Ryan Reilly: We’re out of the north side of Chicago. Originally, the band was unapologetically a metal band — heavy, fast, and brutal, with the occasional ballad to balance it out. When Proudest Angel reunited in 2015 — older and more experienced — the band’s skills and songwriting improved and matured. Add me into the mix – a writer that leans toward pop sensibilities — and the sound has a very present punk influence and Proudest Angel had really become more of a rock band. The edge and the weight are still there, but the new material is often more accessible than the old...
"They primarily deliver some heavy riffs in a mid-tempo song structure. They do include a couple songs (Anathema, Canto Dolor) with melodic clean guitars, or slower tempos, but they always come back to the faster heavier formula in the end..."