Hi. I'm Lars Gotrich. I do a lot of things for NPR Music. I enjoy metal, fun-killer noise, effusively joyful pop music and beer.
So here’s something I missed: Jess and the Ancient Ones’ brand of occult rock will get comparisons to The Devil’s Blood and Ghost, but I hear more soul and Roky Erickson grit here, especially on the 12-minute “Sulfur Giants.”