Final Breath drew its first breath in 1993 playing cover versions in Steinfeld. The group released an eight-song demo called Soulchange in 1995, a second demo called End Of It All in 1997 and released one album with Massacre's subsidiary called Gutter Records which displayed a thrash metal band on record. This album was initially self-recorded. At the beginning of 2001 the band parted ways with its singer Michael "Jimmy" Imhof for musical differences. Jürgen Aumann switched to vocals. The band ended 2001 with demo recordings looking for a label. The next album's title was announced as Mind Explosion. The album appeared on Nuclear Blast.
Let me Be Your Tank was issued through Remedy Records and licensed to
Magick Records for America.
FINAL BREATH - LET ME BE YOUR TANK - REMEDY/MAGICK
Despite a hokey album title Final Breath's Let Me Be Your Tank is actually a cool metal listen. The band encompasses all the elements of underground metal and does it well. The song Empty Eyes is quite close to Death, but otherwise the band mixes that style with the sounds of Dew-Scented, Naglfar and others. The vocals are harsh, gruff and with a limited range, the solos present and viable and the rhythm fast and hard. There is a great guitar solo, for instance, on Exposed To Hatred which is mixed with the pounding riffage. There is also a great lead on Strong Pain which leads to a practiced rhythm change. In general, heavy and tight rhythms and fanciful guitars are the band's best feature. Add that to the urgency and power and Final Breath sounds better and better. - Ali "The Metallian"