21:21 - !J.O.O.E.! I'm usually bored by doom that pace but it sounded almost like early Emperor doing doom.
21:20 - Apothecary I dunno, I guess I've just been spoiled too much by ROB and Elysian Blaze :p
21:20 - Apothecary The first one just really bored me tbh, though those almost Monarch-like choirs in the background were cool. I just prefer blackened doom to be a bit more... balanced, I guess, and not ALL slow tempo
21:13 - !J.O.O.E.! I dunno, I like the sound of all 4 of their tracks (less so the third one but it's still good)
20:58 - Apothecary So a friend rec'd this Old Witch band to me the other day, and I'm listening to their split with Keeper. Not bad, but I wish more of the music sounded like that second track here, that's really the style I prefer
20:47 - !J.O.O.E.! Heard a bit of that the other day. Not my thing really but quite well done and it seems to chop and change styles on a whim, but still make it work.
Lately, I have been listening to a lot of occult/psychedelic metal and rock, especially by female fronted bands. The most recent one was Jess and the Ancient Ones and I quite liked what they had to offer.
The music is fun and catchy with a nice retro sound. While a few of the songs were somewhat bland and repetative, the majority of them were really enjoyable with the highlights being "Sulfur Giants" and "The Devil". The singer has a good and diverse voice which is a bit shaky at times but it was nothing that bothered me notably.
Jess and the Ancient Ones self-titled debut is definitively an album I will revisit if I ever feel like listening to some solid and easily digestible occult rock.
yeah, pretty much. makes me long for the creativity of Jex Thoth... and i am not sure what is worse, the cult of personality adopted to female fronted bands or anyone with testes drooling the second a woman fronts a metal band.
i guess it just proves that dudes are no better than the screaming pre-teen chicks getting their panties wet to the Beebs.
Hmm, not sure which is worse, the erroneous, cliche metaller knee-jerk Bieber comparison or the continued misapplication of Weber's sociological / political paradigm (after all I doubt anyone would know of "Jess" as an actual personality without "and the Ancient Ones" tagged on the end of it, unless the definition of "cult of personality" now extends to anyone simply owning a vagina).
And apparently my own sexual organs should make the wealth of femme-fronted symph-goth-power metal bands most appealing to me. Any suggestions people?
Great album though, glad to see it's doing well with many of the (other) staff too. People should check out the new EP, which is also rather nice.