Thursday 30 January 2014

BUIS - BUIS - EP Review

BUIS cover art

Album Type: EP
Date Released: 10th January 2014
Label: Self Released

BUIS, EP track listing:

1.Shadows in the Glass 05:18
2.Moloch 02:31
3.Pitch 06:50
4.Stuck in three thousand 05:36

The Band Members:

Lead Vocals: Rien Oortgiesen
Guitar: Julian Klaassen
Drums: Chris Hofs
Bass & vocals: Mark Lindhout


BUIS is a four-piece band from The Netherlands. BUIS plays stoner-rock with hints of doom, a pinch of sludge and a dash of post-rock.

We’re currently working on our first EP, which we recorded in March 2013. It's currently being knob-twiddled into something nice. It will be released in the beginning of 2014.


BUIS is a Sludge/Doom Metal/Stoner Rock Band from the Netherlands which I have became quite a fan of recently thanks to great bands such as Komatsu, Dresden/Leningrad and Monomyth to name but a few.

BUIS are slightly different to those bands playing a more Fuzz Based style of Sludge/Stoner Metal packed full of great riffs and a lot of groove to rock out to. Lead Vocalist – Rien – has a hard rocking gruff exterior which gives his vocals a different edge for this style of music. And it's works wonders for BUIS.

It helps they have written some action packed riffs on this superb EP. It maybe only on for 20 minutes or so but BUIS have some truly great ideas for everyone to check out especially on the excellent track – Pitch – which is the EP's standout track. It starts off with a cool slow Post-Rock vibe before exploding into a loud wall of noise. Rien is on fine form once more as he channels some dark Scott Kelly type vocals. This is one mean pissed off song and the power of the slow paced riffs make this track the true standout.

Though the other 3 tracks are superbly played and written as well. This EP shows that BUIS have a lot going for them. A different kind of Stoner Metal. One with brains as well as braun. This is music to make you think.

Here is another band that I can't wait to see what they can on a full length record as BUIS have huge potential. This won't be the last we hear from BUIS. Bring on the full-length!!!

You can download this brilliant EP on BandCamp Buy Now Download. So headover there now if you want something different in your Stoner Metal riffs.

Excellent and Highly Recommended.

Written by Steve Howe

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