Saturday, September 8, 2018

September 8th, 2018 - About The Mystery And Suffering Soul Of The Lord Satan

God ettermiddag evildoers and craft beer lovers!  The Meista here tonight pairing getting evil with Mayhem's classic "De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas" and a Suffering Soul from TRVE Brewing Company, "Denver's true heavy metal brewery"!

Album Info:
  • Artist: Mayhem
  • Title: "De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas"
  • Recorded: 1990 through 1994 at Grieg Hall in Bergen, Norway
  • Release date: May 24th, 1994 (debut album by Mayhem)
  • Record company: Deathlike Silence Productions
  • Production: Pytten, Euronymous, and Hellhammer
  • Album cover art: Jørgen Lid Widing
  • Personnel: Øystein "Euronymous" Aarseth (guitar), Jan Axel "Hellhammer" Blomberg (drums), Attila Csihar (vocals), Per "Dead" Ohlin (lyrics), Snorre "Blackthorn" Ruch (lyrics and guitar riffs), and Varg "Count Grishnackh" Vikernes (bass guitar) 
  • Musical style: Norwegian black metal
  • Sound: Chaotic, unsettling, the sound on "De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas" defined the black metal genre!
  • Major themes: Evil, the occult, darkness, suicide, Satanism, paganism, death, the afterlife, Hell, nature, etc.
  • Notes: Prior to the album's release, Ohlin committed suicide and Aarseth was murdered by Vikernes.
  • Tracks:   
  1. "Funereal Fog"
  2. "Freezing Moon"
  3. "Cursed In Eternity"
  4. "Pagan Fears"
  5. "Life Eternal"
  6. "From The Dark Past"
  7. "Buried By Time & Dust"
  8. "De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas"

Brew Info:
  • Brewery: TRVE Brewing Company (Denver, Colorado)
  • Website:
  • Brew: Suffering Soul
  • Style: American Wild Ale / Farmhouse / Belgian Golden Ale
  • Serving: 16 ounce can
  • ABV: 5.5%
  • Ingredients: Mixed culture golden ale with ginger, citrus, and black pepper
  • Pour: The Suffering Soul pours a hazy straw gold with a 1-finger, billowy, bright white head with good sustain and lots of intricate lacing.
  • Nose: The nose is citrusy, tart, funky, and spicy.  There are aromas of lemon Greek yogurt, lime, grapefruit light vinegar, light crackery grain, wet horse blanket, leather, and black pepper.
  • Taste: The taste of the Suffering Soul is tart, tangy, fruity, grainy, spicy, and slightly funky.  There are notes of lime juice and zest, lemon juice, vinegar, light grains, ginger, a hint of barnyard funk, and spicy black pepper. 
  • Mouthfeel: Light to medium in body and well carbonated, the Suffering Soul's mouthfeel is crisp, tart, with a dry, spicy finish.
Overall pairing: The Suffering Soul from TRVE Brewing is a bright, tart, and very crisp brew, which makes a great foil to the chaotic, infernal aggression of Mayhem's "De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas"!  'Nuff said!

Skål and hails!!

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