Sunday, September 9, 2018

September 9th, 2018 - The Spiritual Healing Of The Cosmic Crypt

Good evening friends!  The Meista here tonight pairing a delicious Cosmic Crypt from TRVE Brewing Company and Death's classic "Spiritual Healing"!

Album Info:
  • Artist: Death
  • Title: "Spiritual Healing"
  • Recorded: 1989 at Morrisound Recording in Tampa Bay, Florida
  • Release date: February 16th, 1990 (3rd studio album by Death)
  • Record company: Combat Records / Relapse Records
  • Production: Chuck Schuldiner and Eric Greif
  • Album cover art: Ed Repka
  • Personnel: Bill Andrews (drums), Terry Butler (bass), James Murphy (guitars), and Chuck Schuldiner (guitars and vocals)
  • Additional musicians: Eric Greif (Kawai K1 keyboards on "Spiritual Healing")
  • Musical style: Death metal
  • Sound: More melodic and progressive than their previous work, yet still heavy and aggressive as hell, the sound on "Spiritual Healing" is 
  • Major themes: Taking a more socio-political approach, the lyrics on "Spiritual Healing" deal with corruption, televangelism, abortion, genetics, addiction, rage, etc. 
  • Tracks:   
  1. "Living Monstrosity"
  2. "Altering The Future"
  3. "Defensive Personalities"
  4. "Within The Mind"
  5. "Spiritual Healing"
  6. "Low Life"
  7. "Genetic Reconstruction"
  8. "Killing Spree"

Brew Info:
  • Brewery: TRVE Brewing Company (Denver, Colorado)
  • Website:
  • Brew: Cosmic Crypt
  • Style: American Wild Ale / Farmhouse Pale Ale
  • Serving: 16 ounce can
  • ABV: 5.6%
  • Pour: The Cosmic Crypt pours a hazy golden-yellow with a frothy, bright white, 2-finger head with good retention and lacing.
  • Nose: The nose is very citrusy, funky, and tart.  There are aromas of lemon, grapefruit rind, yeast esters, sourdough bread, horse blanket, leather, and wheat.
  • Taste: Like the nose, the taste of the Cosmic Crypt is citrusy, tart, and funky.  Hop-forward, there are notes of lemon juice, lemon zest, pink grapefruit juice, mango, crackery biscuit, and some barnyard funk.
  • Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied with moderate carbonation, the mouthfeel is very crisp, slightly bitter, and slightly tart with a dry, clean finish.
Overall pairing: One of the most important death metal albums in the history of metal deserves a brew of unique, complex, and original character... and that beer is TRVE's Cosmic Crypt!  Those punchy hops are great for the aggression and power that is the mighty Death!!

Cheers and hails to the memory of Chuck!!

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