Tuesday, May 2, 2017

May 2nd, 2017 - StarSPON Of Satanica

Good evening!  The Meista here tonight pairing a 2016 SPON - Méthode Gueuze from Jester King and "Satanica" by Polish extreme metal band Behemoth!  Hails yeah!!

Album Info:
  • Artist: Behemoth
  • Title: "Satanica"
  • Recorded: 1999 at Starcraft Stimulation Studios in Warsaw, Poland
  • Release date: October 25th, 1999 (4th studio album by Behemoth)
  • Record company: Avantgarde / Metal Mind / Dwell
  • Production: Adam "Nergal" Darski and M.A.
  • Album cover art: Tomasz "Graal" Daniłowicz
  • Personnel: Adam "Nergal" Darski (guitars, bass guitar, vocals, synthesizers, lyrics, mixing), Leszek "L-Kaos" Dziegielewski (guitar), and Zbigniew Robert "Inferno" Promiński (drums and percussions)
  • Musical style: Blackened death metal, melodic death metal, black metal with elements of thrash metal and gothic metal
  • Sound: Extreme to the nth degree!  The sound on "Satanica" is an infernal and fiery blast of wonderful speed and cacophony!
  • Major themes: The occult, evil, darkness, mythology, paganism, religious criticism, etc.
  • Tracks:
  1. "Decade Of Therion"
  2. "LAM"
  3. "Ceremony Of Shiva"
  4. "Of Sephirotic Transformation And Carnality"
  5. "The Sermon To The Hypocrites"
  6. "Starspawn"
  7. "The Alchemist's Dream"
  8. "Chant for Eschaton 2000"
  9. "Untitled (#93)

Brew Info:
  • Brewery: Jester King Brewery (Austin, Texas)
  • Website: http://jesterkingbrewery.com/
  • Brew: 2016 SPON - Méthode Gueuze
  • Style: Gueuze 
  • Serving: 22 ounce bottle
  • ABV: 5.5%
  • Pour: It pours a hazy golden-straw with a thin, bright white head that dissipates quickly and leaves only a trace ring.
  • Nose: The nose is characterized by big citrus, funk, and rubber/sulfur.  There are aromas of lemon zest, grapefruit rind, light apricot, crackery wheat, wet leather, horse blanket, and light spices.
  • Taste: The taste is a delicious blast of funk and citrus.  There are notes of lemon and lime acidity, bitter grapefruit, barnyard funk, hay, bitter herbs, and light spices.
  • Mouthfeel: Medium to full-bodied with soft carbonation, the mouthfeel is crisp and tart with a very dry and somewhat sharp finish.

Overall pairing: Admittedly this is a bit of an odd pairing, but it fits somehow!  Those crisp and funky notes from the SPON - Méthode Gueuze just seem to be calling for the chaotic and darkly wonderful power of Behemoth!  Strange flavors and strange tempos make for excellent bedfellows!

HAILS!!  Na zdrowie!!

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