Yussuf Jerusalem is a psychedelic rock musician from France.
Also having played under the banner of Yussuf Jerusalem and the Riders of Allah, the imagery on his Myspace site pokes at Western Culture's embedded fear of cave dwelling dudes in black hoods whose jihad-fueled hatred burns in the secluded cliffs of a mountain in Afghanistan. Coupled with the black metal imagery on his debut album, "A Heart Full of Sorrow", released in 2009 on Floridas Dying, which visually brings to mind old world monks casting spells in burlap ropes, one might expect something completely different from this record once the needle hits the grooves. But these are different times we are living in, and now a band that plays weird, folky, and vaguely gloomy music can open their debut release with a black metal tune if they want. Mr. Jerusalem proves so by doing just that, as if his intent were to scare off the toe-dipping hipsters before the record slips into the good stuff.
His second album, "Blast From the Past", was released in 2011.
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