Saturday, November 25, 2017

November 25th, 2017 - The Unrevealed Secret Haze

Buona sera!  The Meista here tonight pairing a deliciously hoppy Limited Release Beer 4: Secret Haze from 2 Row Brewing and "The Unrevealed Secret", the amazing debut album from Italian metal band Eternal Idol!

Album Info:
  • Artist: Eternal Idol
  • Title: "The Unrevealed Secret"
  • Recorded: 2016 at Remaster Studio and Domination Studio
  • Release date: November 23rd, 2016 (1st album by Eternal Idol)
  • Record company: Nexus
  • Production: Nick Savio
  • Album cover art: Stan W. Decker
  • Personnel: Andrea Buratto (bass), Camillo Colleluori (drums), Giorgia Colleluori (vocals), Fabio Lione (vocals), and Nick Savio (guitars and keyboards) 
  • Musical style: Classic metal with elements of progressive metal, symphonic metal, and melodic metal
  • Sound: Melodic, soaring, complex, and powerful... all aspects of the fantastic musicianship found on every track of "The Unrevealed Secret"!  Lione's vocals are (as always) incredible and mesmerizing!  Giorgia Colleluori is the perfect foil and companion to Lione's vocals... her voice is beautiful, seductive, and powerful!  The band is tight and reminiscent of classic metal bands like Dio and Iron Maiden!
  • Major themes: The contrast between good and evil, darkness, mystery, mythology, reflection, life and death, love, desire, fate, etc.
  • Notes: According to drummer Camillo Colleluori, the band's name reflects "the members' devotion to their music" and is taken from the Tony Martin-led Black Sabbath album, a passion shared by the rest of the band.
  • Tracks:   
  1. "Evil Tears"
  2. "Another Night Comes"
  3. "Awake In Orion"
  4. "Is The Answer Far From God?"
  5. "Blinded"
  6. "Sad Words Unveiled"
  7. "Desidia"
  8. "Hall Of Sins"
  9. "Feels Like I'm Dying"
  10. "A Song In The Wind"
  11. "Stormy Days"
  12. "Beyond"

Brew Info:
  • Brewery: 2 Row Brewing (Midvale, Utah)
  • Website:
  • Brew: Limited Release Beer 4: Secret Haze
  • Style: New England style Imperial India Pale Ale (IIPA) / Double IPA (DIPA)
  • Serving: 12 ounce bottle
  • ABV: 9.5%
  • Ingredients: Australian Vic Secret hops
  • Pour: The Secret Haze pours a cloudy golden-amber with a 2-finger, frothy white head with great retention and sticky, soapy lacing.
  • Nose: The nose is a wonderful blend of citrus, tropical fruit, sweet malt, and spicy hops.  There are aromas of fresh cut pineapple, freshly squeezed orange juice, mango, melon, caramel/toffee, and light spices and herbs.
  • Taste: The taste of the Secret Haze is citrusy, fruity, sweet, spicy and earthy.  There are notes of pineapple, passionfruit, mango, orange peel, grapefruit rind, herbal tea, light pine, sweet toffee, and black pepper.  The sweet and citrusy flavors really mask the higher ABV well!
  • Mouthfeel: Medium to full-bodied with moderate carbonation, the mouthfeel of the Secret Haze is crisp, sharp, with a mildly bitter and peppery finish and an ever so slight hint of booze.
Overall pairing: 2 Row's Limited Release Beer 4: Secret Haze is a wonderfully complex, yet very drinkable brew with a kick!  This seems only fitting for the depth of creative integrity and richly textured brilliance and prowess of Eternal Idol!
Salute!!  Hails!!

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