Jex Thoth
Jex Thoth
Style: Psychedelic doom
Release date: April 28th 2008

After Sub Rosa and Evoken this is the third new doom kind of metal release I have to review in one week. Jex Thoth can not be compared with either one of them. They play a style that mixes doomy guitars with a little prog and psychedelic stuff embedded in a 70's sound. This all combined with angelic vocals of female singer Jex Thoth and sometimes some Hammond-like piano. Other strange instruments used are for example: flute and bouzouki.

 In "Son of Yule" the band combines some Black Sabbath with Deep Purple and Uriah Heep, especially because of the Hammond piano sounds. Other songs differ a lot from each other, sometimes heavy, but slow and sometimes soft and creepy. 

Summary: a strange record, not very easy for me to listen to, but a very own style. Maybe food for fans that like also Electric Wizard, but always listen first.

01. Nothing Left To Die
02. The Banishment
03. Obsidian Night
04. Seperated At Birth
05. Son of Yule
06. Warrior Woman
07. Equinox Suite
  A) The Poison Pit
  B) Thawing Magus
  C) Invocation Pt.1
  D) The Damned And Divine
08. When the Raven Calls
09. Stone Evil
Label: IHate Records
Artwork rating: 57/100
Reviewed by: Reinier de Vries
Date: April 17th 2008