Zeus / Busting Visions
The 70s are back! Now, as long as they leave the flares at the door we'll be fine...
(Arts & Crafts)
The heavy substance of 70s rock nostalgia echoes through this triumphing venture by Zeus. An album that everyone’s dad cannot instantaneously snub with that boring line, “music ain’t like it was in my day!” Well, in this instance it very much is. ‘Busting Visions’ boasts credible similarities to the likes of the Eagles and The Who, yet still retains a current and relevant place in today’s era.
The Who’s ‘Who are you?’ immediately comes to mind on the intro of ‘Are You Gonna Waste My Time?’ From then on it breaks into a blues driven verse, then into a simplistic and catchy chorus. ‘Busting Visions’ then swaps to a more subtle approach with the likes of ‘Let It Go, Don’t Let It Go’, which is bursting with a day-dreaming-coastal-like haze that is elegantly embellished with guitar trills and slides.
‘Busting Visions’ has the balance to entice you in and keep you pleased: there are no needless guitar solos, vocal harmonies are subtle and infectious and the overall tone steers clear of any self-indulgence.