Friday, April 17, 2015

April 17th, 2015 - Give 'Em Hell-Diver!

Hey there! The Meista here with a pairing of Sebastian Bach's "Give 'Em Hell" and a Hell-Diver Pale Ale from Sockeye Brewing Company!  Hell yeah!!
Album Info:
  • Artist: Sebastian Bach
  • Title: "Give 'Em Hell"
  • Recorded: April 30th, 2013 through January 13th, 2014
  • Release date: April 22nd, 2014 (5th studio album by Sebastian Bach)
  • Record company: Frontiers Records
  • Album cover art: Richard Villa
  • Personnel: Sebastian Bach (lead vocals), Devin Bronson (guitar), Bobby Jarzombek (drums and percussion), and Duff McKagan (bass guitar)
  • Guest musicians: John 5 (guitar on track 4) and Steve Stevens (guitars on tracks 5, 7, and 8)
  • Musical style: Heavy metal/hard rock with elements of progressive metal
  • Sound: Hard-hitting, in-your-face metal, Bach's "Give 'Em Hell" has a very early '90s Skid Row vibe while still sounding very fresh and new!  Bach's vocals as better than ever and his backing band is tight, talented, and fierce!
  • Major themes: Sex, aggression, rock and roll, fighting the good fight,
  • Tracks:   
  1. "Hell Inside My Head"
  2. "Harmony"
  3. "All My Friends Are Dead"
  4. "Temptation"
  5. "Push Away"
  6. "Dominator"
  7. "Had Enough"
  8. "Gun To A Knife Fight"
  9. "Rock N Roll Is A Vicious Game"
  10. "Taking Back Tomorrow"
  11. "Disengaged"
  12. "Forget You"

    Brew Info:
  • Brewery: Sockeye Brewing Company (Boise, Idaho)
  • Website:
  • Brew: Hell-Diver Pale Ale
  • Style: American Pale Ale (APA)
  • Serving: 12 ounce can
  • ABV: 5.5%
  • IBUs: 75
  • Gravity: 13.5 degrees Plato
  • Pour: Cloudy orange-copper with a big, creamy, 2-finger head with great retention and sustained spider web lacing.
  • Nose: Lots of great citrus and sweet malt in the nose of this one.   There are big aromas of juicy orange, lemon, grapefruit, caramel/toffee, and fresh bread.
  • Taste: Like the nose, the flavor is a really well-balanced blend of hoppy citrus and sweet malts.  There are citrusy notes of orange, tangerine, grapefruit, and mango along with hearty and sweet notes of soft caramel, butter toffee, grainy cereal, and hints of bitter black tea.
  • Mouthfeel: Well-carbonated, this light to medium-bodied brew is crisp, smooth and refreshing with a clean finish.
Overall pairing: The tight hard-rockin' bad-assery of Sebastian Bach's "Give 'Em Hell" goes great with the easy-drinking, yet complex deliciousness of the Hell-Diver Pale Ale!  The crisp, punchy citrus flavor is the perfect accompaniment to Bach's fierce and powerful vocal range!

Cheers... and hails!!

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