Sunday, May 17, 2015

May 17th, 2015 - The High Priestess Of El Dorado

Good evening my friends!  Your pal the Meista here rocking out to "High Priestess" by Kobra And The Lotus while enjoying an El Dorado Blonde Ale from Aztec Brewing Company!

Album Info:
  • Artist: Kobra And The Lotus
  • Title: "High Priestess"
  • Recorded: Groovemaster Recording Studios
  • Release date: June 24th, 2014 (3rd studio album by Kobra And The Lotus)
  • Record company: Titan Media
  • Production: Johnny K
  • Personnel: Brad Kennedy (bass guitar), Jasio Kulakowski (lead guitar), and Kobra Paige (vocals)
  • Guest musicians: Jake Dreyer (guitars) and Bones Elias (drums)
  • Musical style: Power metal, hard rock
  • Sound: In the vein of Judas Priest and Huntress, Kobra And The Lotus' "High Priestess" is high-octane, fast-paced heavy metal!  Paige's vocals while are powerful and honest while Kennedy and Kulakowski provide driving and powerful grooves, riffs, and melodies.     
  • Major themes: War, betrayal, vengeance, environmentalism, sorcery, power, etc. 
  • Tracks:   
  1. "Warhorse"
  2. "I Am, I Am"
  3. "Heartbeat"
  4. "Hold On"
  5. "High Priestess"
  6. "Soldier"
  7. "Battle Of Wrath"
  8. "Visionary"
  9. "Willow"
  10. "Lost In The Shadows"

    Brew Info:
  • Brewery: Aztec Brewing Company (Vista, California)
  • Website:
  • Brew: El Dorado Blonde Ale
  • Style: American Blonde Ale/Kölsch
  • Serving: 22 ounce bottle
  • ABV: 4.1%
  • IBUs: 24  
  • Pour: Straw-gold amber with a small white head that quickly fades, but leaves good residual lacing throughout.
  • Nose: Light, simple, and straightforward, the nose is characterized by mellow aromas of fresh bread, minerals, and light apple. 
  • Taste: With a wheat malt character and balanced hop bitterness, the El Dorado's flavor is lots of sweet malt, minerals, grains, and light fruits.  There are notes of browned biscuits, dough, apple, and light grassy hops.   
  • Mouthfeel: Light-bodied with moderate carbonation, the El Dorado is an easy drinking, crisp, and refreshing brew with a clean finish. 
Overall pairing: The refreshing drinkability of the El Dorado Blonde Ale from Aztec Brewing Company is great for the hard rock/metal driving power of Kobra And The Lotus' "High Priestess".  The ale goes down easy and is unassuming... so you can focus on banging your head to the power and rockin' intensity that is Kobra And The Lotus!!


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