Beesus is an Italian band, formed in 2010. After their first demo and some live gigs, the band went on a hiatus, only to come back with a serious vengeance. This debut full-length is a massive piece of noise rock, with tentacles towards stoner rock, sludge metal. Influences by the likes of Alice In Chains, The Jesus Lizard, Kyuss and Butthole Surfers, Beesus rages on in a fury of fuzz, noise and energy. Yes, most of the album is quite slow, but still intense enough to snap the elastic in your underwear.
'The Rise Of Beesus' (both the song and the album, which is quite normal since the song opens the album, making it easy for me to not confuse my beloved readers with the question whether I'm reviewing the song or the album) opens with a drone and slowly turns into something you know will leave you with a severe headache. Yet, it's one of those worth-it-headaches, an afterblow of something awesome you did last night. From there one, Beesus drive their stoner-noise through your skull with sheer intensity.
Once in awhile, Beesu takes a step back to engage themselves in a bit of a psychedelic jamsession. 'Kusa' is one of those. It's the kind of song that The Doors could have played when they were too stoned to notice the distortion being too heavy. It's not too heavy for Beesus, that's for damn sure. Much like The Melvins, Beesus stand for a massive wall-of-sound, with a thick, hazy atmosphere and harsh riffs. 'Zenza', for instance, will make every noise rocker party his socks off.
To conclude, this is one of those albums that will stun a lot of fuzz-fans and each of them knows that this music will be even better live. In fact, the album is recorded live. This is the stuff for ecstatic live shows, loaded with all kinds of psychotropic substances. So check it out if you like any of the bands listed in this review, and if you don't, check it out anyway.