Sunday, March 1, 2015

March 1st, 2015 - A Doomed Philosophy Is Mathias’s Main Ingredient

Kalispera!  The Meista here today pairing a Mathias’s Main Ingredient Oatmeal Stout (Brewer's Share) from Full Sail Brewing Company and "Doom Philosophy" by the amazing Greek doom metal outfit Sorrows Path!
Album Info:
  • Artist: Sorrows Path
  • Title: "Doom Philosophy"
  • Recorded: March 2012 through March 2013 at Fragile Studios
  • Release date: September 12th, 2014 (2nd full-length studio album by Sorrows Path)
  • Record company: Iron Shield Records
  • Album cover art: Lisa Heschl
  • Personnel: Stavros Giannakos (bass), Angelos Ioannidis (vocals), Fotis Mountouris (drums), Kostas Salomidis (guitars), and  Giannis Tziligkakis (guitars) 
  • Guest musicians: Edgar Rivera (ex-Solitude Aeturnus) and Snowy Shaw (King Diamond, Therion, Dream Evil, etc.)
  • Musical style: Doom metal/power metal
  • Sound: Heavy, sludgy, and doomy with soaring power metal guitar elements.  Think: Candlemass/Pentagram meets Hammerfall!  The guitar work alone of Salomidis and Tziligkakis is really quite brilliant and one of many reasons to check out this great band!
  • Major themes: Death, sorrow, loss, pain, lust, deception, etc.
  • Notes: Check out Sorrows Path at!
  • Tracks:
  1. "First Beam Of Darkness Into Light"
  2. "Tragedy"
  3. "A Dance With The Dead"
  4. "Brother Of Life"
  5. "Everything Can Change"
  6. "The King With A Crown Of Thorns"
  7. "The Venus And The Moon (The Venom And The Lies)"
  8. "Epoasis"
  9. "Clouds Inside Me"
  10. "Darkness"
  11. "Damned (O)fish-L.S.D. (Life Sexuality Death)"?!...
    Brew Info:
  • Brewery: Full Sail Brewing Company (Hood River, Oregon)
  • Website:
  • Brew: Mathias’s Main Ingredient Oatmeal Stout (Brewer's Share)
  • Style: Oatmeal Stout
  • Serving: 22 ounce bottle
  • ABV: 5.58%
  • IBUs: 51
  • Pour: Ink black with thick and frothy mocha head that dissipates quickly leaving only trace lacing.
  • Nose: Rich and earthy, the nose of Mathias’s Main Ingredient Oatmeal Stout is characterized by aromas of dark chocolate, roasted malt, oats, caramel, vanilla, and espresso.
  • Taste: Like the nose, the flavor is marked by rich chocolate, coffee, and roasted malt notes.  There are also flavors of vanilla bean, marshmallow, burnt toffee, and hearty bread.
  • Mouthfeel: Smooth, rich, and somewhat creamy with just a hint of bitter, dry, hoppiness in the finish.  Mathias’s Main Ingredient Oatmeal Stout is medium-bodied with low carbonation.
Overall pairing: The rich chocolate/coffee flavors of Mathias’s Main Ingredient Oatmeal Stout works perfectly with the sludgy/doomy slow driving heaviness of Sorrows Path's "Doom Philosophy" while the sweet notes work well with the faster power metal elements of the album and Ioannidis' wide vocal range! 

Stin igia mas filaraki... xronia polla!!

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