The death-metal-sounding voice of Pessimist frontman Michael “TZ” Schweitzer carries intense lyrics about historical examples of the abysses of mankind while pointing out the shocking events humanity created and had to face. These historical examples merge into a pessimistic feel and worldview that this band got its name from. But that does not mean that Pessimist is a band full of pessimists. The band is rather spreading a message of perseverance, a message of growing up and taking responsibility to create little optimistic lines within a picture of a fucked up world.
This message of perseverance became manifested in the biography of the band because of the steady interuptions of songwriting-processes, tour and gig planing by lineup changes and other strokes of fate. Facing their breakup more than once Pessimist is still here and is currently working on a third full-length record.