BUS
Never Decide
(2019)
Crank this to 9.4 of 11
|    Editor's Pick
Genre:
Heavy psych rock
Sounds Like:
Salems Pot, Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats, Ruff Majik
Monday, May 06, 2019
Hailing from Greece, Bus the Unknown Secretary (BUS for short) have released one of this years most intriguing heavy albums with Never Decide. The four-piece throw a bus load of metal influences into this album; you’ll hear classic metal rhythms and stoner rock swagger to doom and blues, it’s quite a trip as the album comes together beautifully. The unique vocals of Bill “City” Politis are perfect for BUS, they are raw and desperate with influences of 70s psychedila. 

The first cut “You Better Come In You Better Come Down” is a catchy opener with its infectious chorus that will entice any fan of rock music. The album does however take turn towards a more darker and moodier vibe from track two on.  To hear the many different styles of metal buried in the album, check out “I Buried Paul,” it’s a deranged tune that really stands out and showcases the odd and desperate vocal talent of Bill Politis. “Into The Night” is an awesome song that has a bit of classic British Heavy Metal influences, be patient and wait for it, about three minutes in you’ll be hooked, its a great turn of events from the darker tunes. “Licifer” is another standout with its 70s doomy vibe for the first half, than slowly builds to an all out bluesy / metal jam fest, its fucking brilliant. 

Tracklist:
1. You Better Come In You Better Come Down 03:46
2. The Hunt 05:57
3. I Buried Paul 04:52
4. Into The Night 07:11
5. Lucifer 08:02
6. Moonchild 02:44
7. Evil Eyes 04:45
8. This King 06:16

Standout Track(s)
”I Buried Paul,” ” Lucifer,” “ Into The Night” and “This King”

Adult Beverage Pairing
Dark Crops India Pale Ale by Lakoniki Brewery in Greece. This 6.0 % ABV has a hazy golden orange colour with aromas of orange, grapefruit, citrus, mango, and passion fruit. The flavour is medium sweet, light malty, orange, grapefruit, tropical fruits with a decent bitter finish. A smooth IPA.

ROTATION RECAP:
Vocal Performance
10 of 11

Risk of Subwoofer Damage
9.3 of 11

Captivation and Variety
9.4  of 11

Weight of the Heavy
9.1 of 11

Rhythmic Pace
9.2 of 11
 
Lyrics and Song Structure
9.3 of 11

Fretwork Prowess
9.5 of 11

Overall Album Flow
9 of 11

Album Cover Aesthetics
10.5 of 11

Production Value
9.4 of 11

Final Thoughts:
BUS have really developed a distinct sound all to themselves, even with all metal influences. Plus, how can you not be intrigued by this album cover, which is easily one of this years best.

BUS is:
Aris Fasoulis on Drums
Bill “City” Politis on Vox & Guitars
Spiros ”Chob” Papadatos on Bass Guitar
Fotis Kolokithas on Guitars

Follow BUS: Bandcamp / Facebook
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