The 20 of September 2014
Kuudes Linja Helsinki Finland
Review and photos by Arto Lehtinen
Jex Thoth enjoys the loyal and even valuable success and support amongst the Finnish metal/rock fans. The band has constantly made a visit to Finland more than once by touring the country quite effectively. Even though Jex Thoth has played on the Finnish soil a lot, these gigs have always been totally packed. Therefore the four gig tour throughout didn’t make any exception what comes to the success and packed clubs. The third gig in a row in Helsinki was nearly sold out when the sweaty club was packed by rock, metal fans and even obvious hipsters. So what, all of them had arrived to see Jex Thoth’s magical and mystical gig at Kuudes Linja. The band kicked the set off at 9. p.m. The candles had been placed on the stage when the band arrived the stage. When the opening riff roared out Jex herself arrived.
The whole 60 minute set was the pure magic from the beginning to the end. Jex is without any doubts one hell of great performer with the hypnotic moving on the stage. The heavily 70’s influenced rock meets doom metal crowns the whole awesome show. As the club is rather small and the audience got the utter perfect chance to be close to the stage, creating another great vibe and perfect intimate show and connection between the audience and the band. The frontlady truly live up to her performance by giving 110 % of herself. Getting off the stage walking in the audience with the flaming candle in the hand was some kind of ritualistic experience and a purpose to unit the audience to feel the magic and mystique of the music of Jex Thoth. There was no mandatory communication and word said between songs. The said words would have ruined the magical atmosphere as it turned out be one of kind for sure. The lady truly tied the audience around her fingers. The set consisted of both the older material and of course the new material from the latest output Blood Moon Rise. Jex Thoth’s band did a great job giving the perfect doomy sounding of the experience. The gig was a worth of every penny and was truly enjoyable. Absolutely Amazing !
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