Thursday, February 28, 2013

Jess and the Ancient Ones - Astral Sabbat

February has given us tons of great music in plenty of different categories, so let's end the month with a fun one. Finnish retro rockers Jess and the Ancient Ones released their delightful Astral Sabbat EP on the 22nd, which provides a true trip back in time. Similar to fellow Swedish rockers Graveyard, Jess and the Ancient Ones pull proudly from the 60s and 70s musical tradition, but rather than heavy metal they go for more of a campy 60s occult vibe. The title track from their Astral Sabbat EP is distinguished by Egyptian flavored guitar riffs and a ripping bassline. They're in a similar vein to Witchfinder General if they were less doom and more silly psychedelic pop/rock.

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