KARACHI : I’m a quintessential 90s kid. I can watch Andaaz Apna Apna four times in a row. I’ve made my ears bleed while listening to Backstreet Boys. I’ve binge-watched Friends.
90s was the good time. With epic boy bands ruling the world, such as BSB, N’Sync, Westlife, Linkin Park etc, rock and pop making it big in music, came the rock band which I came to adore.
Fawad Khan was the ‘it’ guy of the early 2000s. With his charming personality, and the fact that he was extremely easy on the eyes, the boy would simply kill with strong vocals.
Entity Paradigm, or EP as you might know it, was the band of the decade for some. For me, after Junoon and Vital Signs, EP was one band I listened to day and night.
The band seemed heavily influenced by western bands such as Metallica, Megadeth, Limp Bizkit, Rage Against the Machine, Tool, Linkin Park and Oleander, amongst other western music rock artists.
Emerging as the runners-up in the first season of Pepsi Battle of the Bands, EP introduced a whole new genre of music to Pakistan.
They weren’t your typical, old boy bands. They were the epitome of how rock bands around the world were. EP, essentially was Pakistan’s answer to Linkin Park, and boy, did they check out all the right boxes.
Kahan Hai Tu was the first song that I was hooked on to. I just couldn’t stop treating my ears to it. Then came Waqt and lastly came Hamesha. I truly believe I can never forget the head bangs.
So, when rumours were abuzz that EP might reunite to perform once more time on stage, you can imagine my exhilaration.
And then, it happened. EP did come on stage on the finale of Battle of the Bands and lit the stage on fire!
14 years later, the boys still got it.