In 2014 the Dutch guys Koen Jacobs (guitar/vocals) and Jeroen Wagtmans (drums/vocals) founded the garage/grunge band Paramatman. Two men pumping al their energy in this band which results in boiling shows and a debut EP. The 5-track EP is called ‘Last Goodbye’ and released on November 10th, 2016. Time for something different, so time to check it out.
The first song is called ‘Hunter’. And I’m warning you, this song keeps spinning in your head for the rest of the day! A very catchy and energetic chorus in a song packed with depressive grunge, pumping stoner riffs and garage reverb. The recording quality is a bit to low and underground, but maybe that gives the whole album his unique sound.
The title song of the EP ‘Last Goodbye’ is a bit slower, more edgy and to the point. Nice song! The third track ‘Godless Creature’ is a very slow depressive song and reminds me in a certain way to ‘Type O Negative’ meets Nirvana. Same for the song Hollow. Also very slow, but more aggressive. The bridge in the song is almost a copy of ‘No One Knows, the hit song if of ‘Queen Of The Stone Age’.
Conlusion is that this is a nice EP for people who wanna listen to something else than metal and are interested in dark, raw and depressive grunge with a stoner edge. Certainly not a killer EP and not very unique, but good enough to buy and enjoy!
Score: 7.8/10 ★★★☆☆
02. Last Goodbye
03. Godless Creature