Saturday, March 5, 2016

March 5th, 2016 - Gettin' A Smashed Face From The Evisceration Plague

Good afternoon!  The Meista here getting really heavy and aggressive with "Evisceration Plague" by Cannibal Corpse and an Amber Smash Face Ale from 3 Floyds Brewing Company that I was able to sample at a bottle share beer tasting party last night!

Album Info:
  • Artist: Cannibal Corpse
  • Title: "Evisceration Plague"
  • Recorded: September through October 2008 at Mana Recording Studios in St. Petersburg, Florida and Sonic Ranch in Tornillo, Texas
  • Release date: February 3rd, 2009 (11th studio album by Cannibal Corpse) (2009-02-03)
  • Record company: Metal Blade Records
  • Production: Erik Rutan (Hate Eternal guitarist)
  • Album cover art: Vincent Locke
  • Personnel: Rob Barrett (guitar), George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher (vocals), Paul Mazurkiewicz (drums), Pat O'Brien (guitar), and Alex Webster (bass)
  • Musical style: Death metal, extreme horror metal
  • Sound: The sound of "Evisceration Plague" is an explosive, in-your-face, powerfully heavy brutality!  Of the album, bassist Alex Webster stated: "In Cannibal Corpse, our goal has always been to try and make each new album we record our heaviest. That goal was a bit more challenging this time since we were extremely satisfied with our last album Kill, but we knew that by working with producer Erik Rutan at Mana Recording Studios again, we would be able to start at that same level of heaviness and take it even further... Evisceration Plague has the best guitar sound we've ever recorded, and the entire band has never played with more precision and power."
  • Major themes: Death, sickness, murder, violence, destruction, evil, zombies, etc.
  • Notes: The band released a comic book that included a storyline focused on each song title.
  • Tracks:   
  1. "Priests Of Sodom"
  2. "Scalding Hail"
  3. "To Decompose"
  4. "A Cauldron Of Hate"
  5. "Beheading And Burning"
  6. "Evidence In The Furnace"
  7. "Carnivorous Swarm"
  8. "Evisceration Plague"
  9. "Shatter Their Bones"
  10. "Carrion Sculpted Entity"
  11. "Unnatural"
  12. "Skewered From Ear To Eye"
Brew Info:
  • Brewery: 3 Floyds Brewing Company (Munster, Indiana)
  • Website:
  • Brew: Amber Smash Face Ale
  • Style: American Amber Ale
  • Serving: 22 ounce bottle
  • ABV: 7.8%
  • Pour: Hazy, golden orange - amber with a frothy, 1-finger off-white head with great sustain and intricate lacing.
  • Nose: Hop-forward, very dank, but also juicy sweet, the nose is characterized by herbaceous, malty, and fruity aromas.  There are tropical fruit notes of pineapple, mango, and papaya along with earthy, resinous, and bitter hops, and caramel sweetness.
  • Taste: Following the nose, the taste of the Amber Smash Face is intensely hoppy, fruity, sweet, and malty.  There are notes of pineapple, grapefruit, mango, pine, and herbs right up front with a solid malty backbone and more subtle notes of caramel, candi sugar, and toasty grains.  Although it is very hoppy, it is also well-balanced and inviting.
  • Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and well-carbonated, the mouthfeel of the Amber Smash Face Ale is juicy, bitter, and somewhat sharp with a fairly clean and sweet finish.
Overall pairing: As the beer label states, the 3 Floyds Amber Smash Face Ale is an "aggressively hopped American Amber Ale sure to crush your skull and liquefy your brain"!  And that my friends is exactly the kind of beer you must partake of when blasting the highly intense, powerfully brutal aggression that is the mighty Cannibal Corpse!


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