Jex Thoth
Blood Moon Rise


4.5
superb

Review

by DropdeadWHA USER (35 Reviews)
June 14th, 2013 | 15 replies | 12,541 views


Release Date: 06/15/2013 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Sweet Seduction

4 of 4 thought this review was well written

The room is hazy from the cigarette smoke and the lights are down low. In the middle of the room is a girl who's body is perfectly sculpted, she slowly turns around, looking deep into your eyes. She bites her lip and beckons you to come closer. You approach her, her features astound you and you can't quite believe what you're witnessing.
In a flare of passion you both undress and time slows down, you succumb to the lioness as her teeth sink into your neck. From that moment on every desire comes alive. After the night is over, you wake up, alone with only the scent of passion lingering in the air.

Welcome to Blood Moon Rise.

Listening to Blood Moon Rise is a seductive, rich, brooding journey, as Jex eerily serenades you and captures you in her rose scented web. Jex Thoth deliver a well-blended experience of occult laden doom, mixed with psychedelic rock. This isn't a journey down the rabbit hole, this is real. From softly sung vocals to quirky keyboards, Jex Thoth offer a vast experience, delivering each nuance with precision. Vocally, this album is euphoric, with harmonies that hypnotize, sending shivers down your spine. Jex delivers a otherworldly performance. Her voice is seductive yet undoubtedly powerful. She sings from the heart and the lyrics drip with emotion. The music and her voice intertwine with ease, coming together to create a colourful, symbiotic experience.

As a whole, the musical composition is a dreamy, doom affair. The composition allows the songs to breathe, they come alive. They never feel overly refined or unremarkable, they sit comfortably spewing out the weird and wonderful. Instrumentally, this album is a well-rounded experience, the guitars perpetuate the melancholic, constant climactic atmosphere. Blood Moon Rise features exceptional guitar melodies, which harvest an uncomfortable feeling, gently swirling and acrobatically filling the airwaves with doom. The nature of such melodies may seem bewildering, as they entice the listener to come closer, to be submerged in a pool of bliss, only to be dragged by the hair and beaten within an inch of your life. Even simplistic riffs are written with heart, accompanied with gargling bass-work filling the lower end, while the drums elegantly simmer in the mix, commanding to be heard. Furthermore, the keyboards reinforce the dream-like atmosphere with a notable presence, for example the beautiful composition featured on 'Keep Your Weeds'.

Jex Thoth have managed to create a powerful experience, not only musically but emotionally. Their secondary effort oozes with sincerity, heart and soul. The music is an expression of all things dark and mysterious. Not only does it embody the essence of doom and psychedelic rock but it does so in a smooth, sharp fashion. Essentially, Blood Moon Rise is a beautifully twisted affair.



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DropdeadWHA
June 14th 2013



577 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Album is out today in the UK.

alachlahol
June 14th 2013



7487 Comments


that intro paragraph is the worst


both bands like JT and blood ceremony have cool concepts but run outta steam fast

BigSneakySnatch
June 14th 2013



336 Comments


Sounds interesting. Never listened to these guys, but I'll check this out later. Good review btw.

Voivod
Staff Reviewer
June 14th 2013



6011 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

Having listened to the two songs their label posted for this album's promotion and seeing the Universe217 rec, this must rip skulls.

Kudos for the review, will read it tomorrow.

Digging: Troldhaugen - Obzkure Anekdotez For Maniakal Massez

Amebix
June 14th 2013



240 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Nice review and very good album

DropdeadWHA
June 14th 2013



577 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

alachlahol, the first paragraph is meant to be cheesy.
Thanks for the pos'.
Voivod, hopefully you'll enjoy it. It's catchy and a grower imo.

BallsToTheWall
June 14th 2013



44196 Comments


Having listened to the two songs their label posted for this album's promotion and seeing the Universe217 rec, this must rip skulls. (2)

Digging: My Chemical Romance - Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge

Voivod
Staff Reviewer
July 7th 2013



6011 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

Got the album in the mail last week and I've been listening to it non-stop, awesome stuff.

SpiritCrusher2
July 23rd 2013



2990 Comments


this is great

oneirology
August 6th 2013



8 Comments


I've got The Places You Walk on repeat

rockandmetaljunkie
September 13th 2013



3302 Comments


Need to check this.

djaydjay
October 8th 2013



39 Comments


So fare heard a few songs off youtube, they were really good. I didn't find any place to check/buy the album over here, will probably have to wait a few more days.

manosg
December 15th 2013



5961 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Such an excellent album with an awesome closing track.

Digging: Saviour Machine - Saviour Machine I

DropdeadWHA
December 21st 2013



577 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

album brings the feelz

manosg
December 21st 2013



5961 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Definitely. One of my favorites from this year.



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