JESS AND THE ANCIENT ONES
Hard Rock • Finland

MetalMusicArchives.com — the ultimate metal music online community, from the creators of progarchives.com
JESS AND THE ANCIENT ONES picture
Jess and the Ancient Ones is a Finnish occult hard rock band who draw on the likes of Iron Maiden and Mercyful Fate as well as Roky Erickson and Abba.

They are included in the MMA in recognition of the heavier aspect of their music.
Thanks to Time Signature for the addition and tupan for the updates

JESS AND THE ANCIENT ONES MP3, Free Download/Stream

No JESS AND THE ANCIENT ONES MP3s available for streaming.

JESS AND THE ANCIENT ONES Online Videos

No JESS AND THE ANCIENT ONES online videos available. Search and add one now.

Buy JESS AND THE ANCIENT ONES music

Right Now on Ebay (logo)
Showing all 6 items | Price may be different, data is cached every 1h | Keyword-based search | Ordered by ending time | See results on eBay.com
Amazon (logo)
0 results found for "JESS AND THE ANCIENT ONES"
Retry your search on Amazon.com website
No items found | Keyword-based search | Best seller rank | More results on Amazon.com

More places to buy metal & JESS AND THE ANCIENT ONES music

JESS AND THE ANCIENT ONES Discography

JESS AND THE ANCIENT ONES albums / top albums

.. Album Cover 3.78 | 8 ratings
Jess and the Ancient Ones
Hard Rock 2012

JESS AND THE ANCIENT ONES EPs & splits

.. Album Cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
13th Breath of the Zodiac
Hard Rock 2010
.. Album Cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
The Deepest Sea / Into Starlit Chambers
Hard Rock 2012
.. Album Cover 4.00 | 3 ratings
Astral Sabbat
Hard Rock 2013

JESS AND THE ANCIENT ONES live albums

JESS AND THE ANCIENT ONES demos, promos, fans club and other releases (no bootlegs)

JESS AND THE ANCIENT ONES boxset & compilations

JESS AND THE ANCIENT ONES singles (0)

JESS AND THE ANCIENT ONES movies (DVD, Blu-Ray or VHS)

JESS AND THE ANCIENT ONES Reviews

JESS AND THE ANCIENT ONES Jess and the Ancient Ones

Album · 2012 · Hard Rock
Cover art Buy this album from MMA partners
Warthur
Occult hard rock band Jess and the Ancient Ones offer up on their debut album an enjoyable selection of psych-tinged numbers with a retro-stoner spin to them. With a sound mostly anchored in 1970s hard rock with occasional borrowings from the neighbouring decades, the big draw of the group is probably Jess herself, since she's a reasonably good vocalist who's entertaining to listen to even if she doesn't break a whole lot of new ground. (Imagine Janis Joplin or Grace Slick singing about occult matters and you're getting into the right ballpark). I wouldn't say it's of such a quality as to give its 1970s influences a run for their money, but if you're in the market for some throwback rock it's not a terrible choice.

JESS AND THE ANCIENT ONES Astral Sabbat

EP · 2013 · Hard Rock
Cover art Buy this album from MMA partners
Time Signature
Long and lonesome road...

Genre: psychedelic hard rock

Jess and the Ancient Ones unleashed their psych/prog hard rock debut album upon the world last year and also appeared on a split, and now they are back with an EP.

Drawing on psychedelic 70s rock as its main inspiration, "Astral Sabbat" is more on the psychedelic rock side than the metallic side, and definitely has less of a metallic edge than the debut album. Still, it features enough hard rock elements that it should appeal to a metal crowd.

'Long and Lonesome Road' in particular features some heavy Southern grooves and several references to proto-metal. Likewise, the otherwise mellow "More Than Living", once it really kicks in, does feature some quite heavy passages and a couple of rocking riffs as well - especially towards the end. The guitar-and-organ combo particularly oozes of 70s hard rock / proto-metal. The title track sounds more like a psyched up darker type of surf rock, with a twangy guitar to boot (the chorus, however, is as occult as it gets).

A dynamic and definitely far from boring release, "Atral Sabbat" is a fine specimen of psychedelic hard rock by a band who have really understood how to take the best of the darker genres of 70s rock and bring it into the 21st century.

JESS AND THE ANCIENT ONES Jess and the Ancient Ones

Album · 2012 · Hard Rock
Cover art Buy this album from MMA partners
Time Signature
Ghost riders...

Genre: progressive hard rock

It is an age in which rock music is being rediscovered, and artists look back at the rock scenes of the 80s and 70s for inspiration. Perhaps it is a reaction against contemporary mainstream "culture" which seems to reach a new low virtually every day in the form of some lame reality TV show or a new manufactured plastic pop star. Whatever it is, the implementation of 70s and 80s rock elements into present day rock and metal music is definitely something I appreciate.

Take Jess and the Ancient Ones who, on their eponymous debut combine metal-edged hard rock with the psychedelia and progressive spirit of the 70s. And, I must say, it works pretty well. With a fuzzy guitar distortion and a central organ (perhaps a Hammond or perhaps a digital emulation thereof), there is no doubt that Jess and her band members deliberately draw on 70s psychedelic and progressive rock. The big fat drums have more of an early 80s rock sound to them, and Jess' vocals and the distorted bass have a more contemporary feel to them, but it all goes together quite well.

The opening track 'Prayer' is an uptempo rocker, featuring blues-rock guitar solos and a "Born To Be Wild"-esque guitar riffs, while both 'Sulphur Giants' and 'Ghost Riders' are progressive epics featuring Iron Maiden-like twin guitar leads, chucking guitar riffs, and galloping bass figures as well as progressive melodic intros. Less progressive, 'Twilight Witchcraft' also features twin guitars, while '13th Breath of the Zodiac' is more of an 80s metal/hardrock affair performed with a 70s-oriented mindset. 'Devil (in G Minor)' succeeds where Guns 'n' Roses failed miserably with 'Dust N Bones', and 'Come Crimson Death' is a dark ballad.

Definitely an album that reminds us that hard rock can also be progressive and psychedelic, Jess and the Ancient Ones' debut album is interesting and both multifaceted and focused. If you like your hard rock psychedelic, check out this Finnish band.

JESS AND THE ANCIENT ONES Movies Reviews

No JESS AND THE ANCIENT ONES movie reviews posted yet.

JESS AND THE ANCIENT ONES Shouts

Please login to post a shout
No shouts posted yet. Be the first member to do so above!

JESS AND THE ANCIENT ONES Index

Member Zone

Username:
Password:
Stay signed in

Metal Subgenres

Artists Alpha-index

MMA TOP 5 Metal ALBUMS

Rating by members, ranked by custom algorithm
Albums with 30 ratings and more
Master of Puppets Thrash Metal
METALLICA
Buy this album from our partners
Rust in Peace Thrash Metal
MEGADETH
Buy this album from our partners
Sad Wings Of Destiny Traditional heavy metal
JUDAS PRIEST
Buy this album from our partners
Paranoid Traditional heavy metal
BLACK SABBATH
Buy this album from our partners
Symbolic Death Metal
DEATH
Buy this album from our partners

New Metal Artists

New Metal Releases

Dynamite Hard Rock
SCARVED
Buy this album from MMA partners
By the Black Sea Gothic Metal
LAKE OF TEARS
Buy this album from MMA partners
Confronto / In Other Climes Metalcore
CONFRONTO
Buy this album from MMA partners
Die Young / Confronto Metalcore
CONFRONTO
Buy this album from MMA partners
Arms of Morpheus Gothic Metal
KINGFISHER SKY
Buy this album from MMA partners
More new releases

New Free Metal MP3 download/stream

New Metal Online Videos

More videos

New MMA Metal Forum Topics

More in the forums

New Site interactions

More...

Latest Metal News

members-submitted

More in the forums

Social Media

Share this site
Follow us

Buy Metal Music Online