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JEX THOTH - Blood Moon Rise - CD - I Hate Records - 2013

Blood Moon Rise is not going to make you feel better, but that's a good thing. If superficially Jex Thoth sounds like a band assembled only to accompany Jessica Bowen (a.k.a. Jex's vocalist), there is actually quite enough chemistry at work to accept Jex Thoth as a complete band, and not just an entity playing to help a lady who wants to sing about mystical stuff.

A few parts could have been left out, to make for a better impact. Specifically, some vocal lines aren't too exciting, and at time, the band does nothing in terms of musicality. However, after a few spins, it works, with the good, the bad and the ugly creating a bigger picture. Slow, groovy or pensive, strong or mild, Jex Thoth go through something and things start working for them, and while you are unlikely to be astounded the occurrences will keep you wondering about what is going to happen next in a strange, seductive way. You will be rewarded by moments of false serenity, moments of wonder, moments of panic and moments of sheer inspiration. (7.5/10)

 

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ISSUE 75
ALBUM REVIEWS

(B-D)  (D-G)  (G-H)  (I-M)  (M-S)  (S-T)  (U-Y)

IMPIOUS BAPTISM
Wrath of The Ap

INTOXICATED
Rock and Roll H

JEX THOTH
Blood Moon Rise

JURICA
Distant Memorie

KHAOS REIGN
The Reign Of Si

KOLLE, SIMON
Res Dej Inte! -

LORDS OF BUKKAK...
Desagravio

MACHINE MASS TR...
As Real As Thin

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