Jex Thoth – Witness -LP
Witness is a stop-gap EP following the band’s ’08 self titled full-length—they also released a killer EP under the name Totem which has recently been re-pressed under the Jex Thoth banner—and it offers two originals and a cover from the obscure Slapp Happy. And at fifteen minutes, it leaves you wanting more. Fans of the debut will sink their teeth into this set of like-minded tunes, as the band continues to play up the psychedelic rock element at the expense of their doomier roots. I still prefer the heavier, more metal approach of the Totem EP, but I can’t deny the strength of the newer material.