NARCOMAN: Demo: Cassette

The four songs on this cassette were my first introduction to Narcoman. While the recording is a little rough around the edges, there’s some solid guitar playing on this. The track “PTA” is particularly great for its guitar lead. I felt the drumming on the demo was very straightforward, with little to speak of in terms of fills or transitions. This had the effect of making the beats feel flat and almost boring in comparison to the guitars they were accompanying. Lyrically, some of the metaphors at play might have gone over my head, but, overall, I found them only slightly more interesting than the drums. While there was a good amount of promise in these songs, apart from the guitar work, I felt mostly unfulfilled. 

 –Paul J. Comeau (Sorry State)