vrijdag 4 juni 2010

Zeus – Bad Signs

Zeus – Bad Signs
SixxKiller / Suburban – 2005
Waardering: ***

Everyone in the Netherlands knows Jeroen van Koningsbrugge as one half of comic duo Draadstaal, a comedic guest in many shows, improvisational funnyman with the Lama’s, de Citroen salesman, strange actor or from his comedic interjections in ‘game’ show Ik Hou Van Holland (I Love Holland). Lesser known are his exploits with stonerrockband Zeus. The four freaks produced the record Bad Signs in 2005, which can easily be referred to as a hefty grunge record with a large dose of stoner. Think off Soundgarden, Alice In Chains and Stone Temple Pilots camping out in the desert for a week or two. Unwielding riffs, grimy bass and powerful drums with the majestic and raw voice of Van Koningsbrugge. It’s just that the compositions aren’t as powerful as the large influences named earlier. The tension arcs are just not wound too tightly for that. But hey; the guess had only been playing together for two years…

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