Sunday, September 14, 2008

Jex Thoth - Self Titled

Thanks to bands like Witchcraft music as it sounded in the 60's and 70's has had a massive revival over the last few years. Never out of style of course, but since long marginalized into obscurity, it has risen to new heights after 4 decades in the shadows. The are tons of great bands out there like Reverend Bizarre (R.I.P.) and the aforementioned Witchcraft but in my humble opinion none do it better than Jex Thoth (formerly Totem). With their roots firmly placed in the late 60's they bring their psychedelic brand of rock/proto-metal to dizzying new heights. There are scents of bands like Pentagram and Sabbath or even Jefferson Airplane, Camel and The Doors to be found here but first and foremost it's 100% Jex Thoth. It is extremely hard to create something genuine or innovative when builing on a foundation that is nigh on 40 years old but this American quintet manages it brilliantly. Every song has it's raison d'ĂȘtre so it's practically impossible to pick any favourites out of the lot. This album has to be heard as a whole. Buy, listen and dream yourselves away to the sensual voice of the lovely Jex Thoth. This is as close to erotic pleasure as music can get.

-Stefan Lejon

Jex Thoth - Self Titled


Wayne said...

cool record. THANKS!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for discovering this absolutely amasing band.