JESS AND THE ANCIENT ONES / DEADMASK - Split (7" EP)
Finland | Psychedelic Rock
DOOMENTIA ethos doesn't stop at releasing high-quality stuffs only, it also includes working with true artists and building with them a long and fruitful relationship. Once established, this means that the label will follow them wherever they go and whatever unexpected turn they decide to take' Such thing happened with former DEMILICH master Antti Boman and his fellow-countrymen Corpse and Void for instance, or Dopi, drummer in MACHETAZO. All of them have put out various releases under different aliases over the last years through DOOMENTIA, let it be cavernous old-school death-metal worshipping the Swedish alter (WINTERWOLF) or apocalyptic crust (RUINEBELL). Despite being from different nationalities and background, they all share an unquenchable thirst for paving new musical paths. And when said paths end up are pursuing more and less the same goal, what has to happen happened'
Yes, adding to an already long and glorious list of splits, DOOMENTIA have once again convinced two talented bands to share a colourful piece of wax, namely JESS AND THE ANCIENT ONES and DEADMASK. If the former, led by three members of DEATHCHAIN, have already made waves earlier this year with their fantastic debut album (on SVART RECORDS), the later, showcasing a very surprising side of MACHETAZO blastmaster's personality, is a far more discreet entity, having released so far only one EP on PSYCHEDOOMELIC RECORDS back in 2007. But as different as they may look like, both have the same fascination for 70's doom-rock, vintage prog and both have a female singer whose bewitching vocals just add to the overall occult vibe of the music presented. So here it is, a glorious twelve minutes trip back in time when COVEN, early BLACK SABBATH and BLACK WIDOW advocated the left hand path in such a seductive and venomous way'