Saturday, September 15, 2018

September 15th, 2018 - The Wild Child's Feeling Of Fellowship... With The Dead!

Bonsoir evildoers!  The Meista here tonight with "L'Enfant Sauvage" by French progressive death metal band Gojira and an Esprit de Corpse: I from TRVE Brewing Company in collaboration with Our Mutual Friend Brewing Company!  This pairing goes out to my buddy Mike!  Cheers and hails Mr. Sargent!!

Album Info:
  • Artist: Gojira
  • Title: "L'Enfant Sauvage"
  • Recorded: 2012 at Spin Studios in Long Island City, New York
  • Release date: June 26th, 2012 (5th studio album by Gojira)
  • Record company: Roadrunner Records, 
  • Production: Joe Duplantier and Josh Wilbur
  • Album cover art: Edward O'Dowd
  • Personnel: Christian Andreu (guitars), Joe Duplantier (guitars and vocals), Mario Duplantier (drums), and Jean-Michel Labadie (bass)
  • Musical style: Progressive death metal, technical death metal, groove metal
  • Sound: Heavy, artistic, complex, progressive, extreme... just a few words to describe this flawless musical journey!  
  • Major themes: Birth, life, death, innocence, nature, the human condition, etc.  Of the album Joe Duplantier stated: "Since the beginning, since the very first demo even, I've been obsessed with the human condition, the soul, why we are here, and is there an answer to that question - the mysteries of life in general. Are we a body? Or are we more than that? And if we are more, then what are we? I'm full of questions, but there are no answers really, just intuition, and a strong intuition that we are more than just flesh and blood."
  • Tracks:   
  1. "Explosia"
  2. "L'Enfant Sauvage"
  3. "The Axe"
  4. "Liquid Fire"
  5. "The Wild Healer"
  6. "Planned Obsolescence"
  7. "Mouth Of Kala"
  8. "The Gift Of Guilt"
  9. "Pain Is A Master"
  10. "Born In Winter"
  11. "The Fall"

Brew Info:
  • Brewery: TRVE Brewing Company (Denver, Colorado) in collaboration with Our Mutual Friend Brewing Company (Denver, Colorado)
  • Website: and
  • Brew: Esprit de Corpse: I
  • Style: American Wild Ale
  • Serving: 22 ounce bottle
  • ABV: 4.6%
  • Pour: The Esprit de Corpse: I pours a hazy golden yellow with a thin, bright white head that dissipates quickly, leaving only a small, bubbly ring with little lacing.
  • Nose: The nose is earthy, fruity, and slightly funky.  There are aromas of lemony tang, wet leather, horse blanket, white wine, pear, green grapes, green apple, stinky cheese, Brett, wild mountain flowers, fresh herbs, and crackery grains.
  • Taste: The taste of the Esprit de Corpse: I is fruity, funky, grainy, and woody.  There are notes of barnyard funk, oak, lemon, orange peel, pear juice, chardonnay, light herbal tea, light spices, and light grains.
  • Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and well-carbonated, the mouthfeel of the Esprit de Corpse: II is characterized by lots of bubbly effervescence, .
Overall pairing: The Esprit de Corpse: I is a wonderfully complex and very drinkable brew with lots of wild yeast and fruit flavors and aromas!  This inviting complexity makes it a worthy brew for the power, aggression, and artistic honesty of Gojira's wonderfully brutal "L'Enfant Sauvage"!!

A votre santé and hails!!

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