The Last Man is a promising progressive/stoner rock band I discovered two months ago with their latest song, Where the Ocean Meets the Sea, released as a single in 2020. For those who haven’t heard about the band before, The Last Man has started their careers with an EP called; The Redshift in 2017. Since then, this is their first new release. Now, please give the song a listen while reading the rest of the article.
The Last Man has impressive things about their music. They earned their place to be here with us today despite their unsatisfying discography. When I listened to Where the Ocean Meets the Sea for the first time, I thought about all those small details that separate professionals from amateurs, such as the band image, the artistic value of their video, and the attitude, the sound quality of the song. Briefly, they looked to me as a very experienced band with a long history. Well, the reality was different, yet the success is there.
The composition of Where Ocean Meets the Sea has a respectful length of almost 8 minutes, where you can have an idea about their character and latest influences. They are a perfect blend of progressive, old-school early Black Sabbath, Seattle grunge, doom, and stoner rock elements here in one song, and it is quite impressive. I have always been a big fan of traditional bands because of the warmth in the sound, the nature of music, and the energy level in their live shows. And these Norwegian gentlemen already have all these qualities in their second single release.