Good evening! One more for you today from the Meista... Iron Maiden's "A Matter Of Life And Death" and a Salvation Dark Ale from Russian River Brewing Company!! HELL YEAH!!
- Artist: Iron Maiden
- Title: "A Matter Of Life And Death"
- Recording dates: March 1st through May 4th, 2006 at Sarm West Studios, London
- Release date: August 28th, 2006 (14th studio album by the band)
- Record company: EMI/Sanctuary
- Personnel: Bruce Dickinson - vocals, Janick Gers - guitars, Steve Harris - bass and keyboards, Nicko McBrain - drums, Dave Murray - guitars, and Adrian Smith - guitars and guitar synthesizer on "Brighter Than A Thousand Suns"
- Major themes/lyrical content: War, destruction, religion, and power
- Musical style: Progressive and heavy fuckin' metal!! Aggressive riffs, intricate and harmonies melodies, soaring and passionate vocals, powerful solos
- Sound: According to Steve Harris, the album "is heavier than we've ever been, but also very progressive. And I don't mean that in the modern sense, but like Dream Theater, more in a 70s way."
- "Different World"
- "These Colours Don't Run"
- "Brighter Than A Thousand Suns"
- "The Pilgrim"
- "The Longest Day"
- "Out Of The Shadows"
- "The Reincarnation Of Benjamin Breeg"
- "For The Greater Good Of God"
- "Lord Of Light"
- "The Legacy"
- Brewery: Russian River Brewing Company
- Website: http://russianriverbrewing.com/
- Brew: Salvation Dark Ale
- Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale
- Serving: 12 ounce bottle
- ABV: 9.5%
- Pour: Deep mahogany/dark toffee in color with a big, frothy off-white head.
- Nose: Sweet and malty. Aromas of cocoa, spices, dark fruit, roasted malt, burnt sugar.
- Taste: Very roasty and sweet. Notes of Belgian yeast, chocolate, fig, raisin, dates, sweet toffee, red apples, cherries, and molasses.
- Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with bubbly carbonation. Smooth and creamy, but with a sharp bite.
- Finish: Lingering dry finish with notes of chocolate and raisin.
Cheers!! UP THE IRONS!!