Wednesday, February 1, 2017

February 2nd, 2017 - 8 Gods Of Hops And Violence

Good evening and happy hump day!  The Meista here tonight getting heavy and aggressive pairing Kreator's brand new album, "Gods Of Violence" (Deluxe Edition) with a Rogue Farms 8 Hop IPA from Rogue Ales!

Album Info:
  • Artist: Kreator
  • Title: "Gods Of Violence" (Deluxe Edition)
  • Recorded: 2016 at Nemesis Studios in Germany, Fascination Street Studios in Sweden, and Studio Seven in Örebro, Sweden
  • Release date: January 27th, 2017 (14th studio album by Kreator)
  • Record company: Nuclear Blast
  • Production: Jens Bogren
  • Album cover art: Jan  Meininghaus
  • Personnel: Christian Giesler (bass), Mille Petrozza (vocals and guitar), Sami Yli-Sirniö (guitar), and Ventor (drums)
  • Additional musicians: Dagobert Jäger (vocals on Fallen Brother), Boris Pfeiffer (bagpipes on "Hails To The Hordes", Tekla-Li Wadensten (harp on "Gods Of Violence"), and choir (Henrik Andersoon, Jens Bogren, Frederik Eriksson, Björn Kromm, Mattias Lövdahl, and Ronny Milianowicz)
  • Musical style: Thrash metal
  • Sound: Fast, heavy, aggressive... this is classic Kreator, but unlike their early albums, it is richly textured and wonderfully produced!  Mille's vocals are as gravely and brutal as ever and the guitar work (layered over machine gun fire drums and booming bass) is mind-blowing!
  • Major themes: Violence, destruction, aggression, evil, darkness, war, killing, and social, political and religious criticism
  • Tracks:   
  1. "Apocalypticon"
  2. "World War Now"
  3. "Satan Is Real"
  4. "Totalitarian Terror"
  5. "Gods Of Violence"
  6. "Army Of Storms"
  7. "Hail To The Hordes"
  8. "Lion With Eagle Wings"
  9. "Fallen Brother"
  10. "Side By Side"
  11. "Death Becomes My Light"
Bonus CD/DVD (Live At Wacken 2014):
  1. "Mars Mantra"
  2. "Phantom Antichrist"
  3. "From Flood Into Fire"
  4. "Warcurse"
  5. "Endless Pain"
  6. "Pleasure To Kill"
  7. "Hordes Of Chaos"
  8. "Phobia"
  9. "Enemy Of God"
  10. "Civilization Collapse"
  11. "The Patriarch"
  12. "Violent Revolution"
  13. "United In Hate"
  14. "Flag Of Hate"

Brew Info:
  • Brewery: Rogue Ales (Oregon)
  • Website:
  • Brew: Rogue Farms 8 Hop IPA
  • Style: American India Pale Ale (IPA)
  • Serving: 22 ounce bottle
  • ABV: 8.8%
  • IBUs: 80
  • Ingredients: Rogue Farms Dare™, Risk™, CaraRed, Maier Munich, Dextra Pils & Dare™ R-1 malts; Rogue Farms Liberty, Newport, Revolution, Independent, Freedom, Rebel, Yaquina, and Alluvial hops; Pacman Yeast; and Free-Range Coastal Water
  • Pour: The 8 Hop pours a clear, copper-amber with a frothy and creamy 2+ finger off-white head with great retention and lots of sticky spider web lacing.
  • Nose: The nose is musty, dank, and sweet.  There are aromas of floral hops, pine resin, citrus, sweet caramel/toffee, a hint of honey, and bitter herbs and spices.
  • Taste: Like the nose, the taste of the 8 Hop is characterized by sweet malts and dank, earthy hops.  There are notes of sweet caramel/toffee upfront with bold hop flavors of pine, wild flowers, bitter herbs, tea, spices, and light citrus following along with a bitter and boozy finish..
  • Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and well-carbonated, the mouthfeel is both crisp and creamy with a dry and bitter finish.
Overall pairing: Brash, flavorful, and aggressive, the Rogue Farms 8 Hop IPA is a huge blast of hops and malts... perfect for the sheer power, brutality, and metal prowess of the mighty KREATOR!!!  'Nuff said!!

Prost!!  Hails!!

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