Review - F|U|S - "Delirium" EP (2019)

Updated: Apr 11

Review by Anthony Johns


From somewhere under the floorboards, a growling series of guitar riffs gets louder and louder until it crashes through the floor, rising towards the ceiling. FUS has a sound that borrows from Black Sabbath, as well as from contemporary stoner-doom styles, giving their new album ‘Delirium’ a tape-sound quality, including the tiny gaps in the hissing crash cymbals that the true heavy blues rock revivalist yearns for.


As we all know, blues rock originated in the US from bands like Blue Cheer and then got sabbath-ised. The Brits put their dreary midlands downer aspirations to the sound to take it one step bluer than blues.


FUS’ vocalist has put a more southern, more Thames Estuary UK twang into the pronunciation, conjuring up the image of a twisted wizard/amateur pharmacologist inviting you and your friends to a secret underground bunker pub for a one-night-only show of stories of new heights of psychological deformation, buzzy bass guitar, crashing drums and low-slung, casually-executed guitar solos.


With the frontal lobes of your brain all aglow, get ready for the stoner-doom fever that is ‘Delirium’.

"FUS’ vocalist has put a more southern, more Thames Estuary UK twang into the pronunciation, conjuring up the image of a twisted wizard/amateur pharmacologist inviting you and your friends to a secret underground bunker pub for a one-night-only show of stories of new heights of psychological deformation, buzzy bass guitar, crashing drums and low-slung, casually-executed guitar solo"


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