Arguably one of the most prototypical and best occult rock bands,
Jess And The Ancient Ones formed in Finland in 2010, led by their
eponymous frontwoman Jess (just Jess).
They debuted in 2012 and over the course of three albums have firmly
established their brand of psychedelic trippy occult rock,
with the self-titled debut carrying the most metallic weight with a
clear NWOBHM influence and 2017's The Horse And Other Weird Tales
going full 60's hippie worship.
Jess' wonderful vocals, reminiscent of 60's legends such as Janis Joplin
and Grace Slick, are the main draw, but the rest of the band support
her well, throwing all kinds of retro flair into the mix, with metal
really being mostly an afterthought at this point.
Even with the lack of a true metal foundation this band is engaging
and trippy and just plain fun to listen to.