And now friends, I bring you one of the greatest thrash albums ever written in the Meista's humble opinion... Sepultura's "Chaos A.D." I am pairing it today with an equally amazing brew, the Miner Mishap Black Lager from Choc Beer Company/Krebs Brewing Company out of Krebs, Oklahoma (the oldest brewery in OK). (Thanks for the beer Laura!!)
Choc's Miner Mishap is a German Schwarzbier, also known as a Black Pilsner or a Black Lager. It pours a deep brown/black hue with a thin, foamy head. Brewed with imported Pilsner, Munich, and Carafa Malts as well as Perle and Hallertaur Mittlefreu Hops, the Miner Mishap is a complex, robust, and tasty brew. Coming in at 28 IBUs and 5.3% ABV, this Black Lager is somewhat hoppy, velvety, and rich. There are notes of roasted caramel, chocolate, maple, and coffee. Medium to heavy in body, the Miner Mishap has a good mouthfeel and a nice slightly smoky and earthy finish. The name of the beer comes from a story about the founder, Pete Prichard who in 1919, at the tender age of 21 was nearly killed in a mining accident. Badly injured, he could not go back into the mines and started brewing and selling beer instead, using a recipe he received from Native Americans in the area.
|1. Refuse/Resist: (a political protest march song - my favorite on the album)|
|2. Territory (a song about the conflict between the Palestinians and Israelis)|
|3. Slave New World (a protest song against censorship)|
|4. Amen (a song about the conflict in Waco Texas between David Koresh and his followers and the FBI)|
|5. Kaiowas (an acoustic instrumental song in honor of a Brazilian Indian tribe "that committed collective suicide in protest against the government that wanted to drive them off the land of their ancestors")|
|6. Propaganda (a song about media manipulation and judgement)|
|7. Biotech Is Godzilla (written by Dead Kennedy front man, Jello Biafra, this song looks at the dangers of biotechnology in the hands of the government - Jello sings backup and is the growling Godzilla as well!)|
|8. Nomad (a song about people being expelled from their homelands)|
|9. We Who Are Not as Others (that's it... those are the only lyrics... brilliant!)|
|10. Manifest (a faux-radio report of the Carandiru massacre)|
|11. The Hunt (a cover of a New Model Army song)|
|12. Clenched Fist (pure thrash, a song of aggressive dissonance)|
Learn more about Choc Beers at http://www.chocbeer.com/choc_beer.html#beer/ and pick up a copy of "Chaos A.D." today from the Heavy Metal Shop: http://www.heavymetalshop.com//!! Cheers!!