Saturday, October 27, 2018

October 27th, 2018 - A Metal Blade Present For Those Who Are Present

Good evening headbangers and craft beer fanatics!  The Meista here tonight with a very special pairing... "The Best Of Metal Blade: Volume 1" double-album compilation from Metal Blade Records and TRVE Brewing Company's A Present For Those Who Are Present House Saison!  So yours truly got married last weekend and rather than using a guest book, my lovely bride had the cool idea of having guests sign a giant bottle of A Present For Those Who Are Present that we have been saving in our beer cellar.  We busted it open last night and "The Best Of Metal Blade: Volume 1" seemed like the perfect album to rock out to whilst we enjoyed this delightful brew!  Hell yeah!!

Album Info:
  • Artist: Various (see track list for bands)
  • Title: "The Best Of Metal Blade: Volume 1"
  • Recorded: 1983 through 1986
  • Release date: 1986
  • Record company: Metal Blade Records
  • Production: Brian Slagel
  • Album cover art: Daniel Hernandez
  • Personnel: various
  • Musical style: Thrash metal, speed metal, progressive metal, power metal, extreme metal, heavy metal
  • Sound: Fast, fierce, aggressive, powerful, in-your-face, fun as hell... pure, classic headbanging metal goodness!!
  • Major themes: Death, destruction, murder, evil, the occult, lust, dominance and submission, hell, power, etc.
  • Tracks:   
  1. "Chemical Warfare" - Slayer
  2. "The Tempter" - Trouble
  3. "Plunging To Megadeath" - Hallow's Eve
  4. "Be My Slave" - Bitch
  5. "Circle Of Tyrants" - Celtic Frost
  6. "The Apparition" - Fates Warning
  7. "Ruby Eyes" - Omen
  8. "Fear Beyond Vision" - Nasty Savage
  9. "Give 'Em The Axe" - Lizzy Borden
  10. "Disciple" - Attacker
  11. "Child Of The Damned" - Warlord
  12. "Necrophiliac - Slayer"
  13. "The Brave" - Metal Church
  14. "Blower" - Voivod
  15. "Cry Out To The Gods" - Hirax
  16. "Death Rider" - Omen
  17. "Evil Has No Boundaries" (live) - Slayer
  18. "Red Rum" - Lizzy Borden
  19. "Damnation" - Fates Warning
  20. "Fear No Evil" - Trouble
  21. "Look Of Death" - Pandemonium
  22. "Listen To The Preacher" - Tyrant
  23. "Posers Will Die" - Thrust

Brew Info:
  • Brewery: TRVE Brewing Company (Denver, Colorado)
  • Website:
  • Brew: A Present For Those Who Are Present House Saison
  • Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale
  • Serving: 1.5 liter bottle
  • ABV: 6.2%
  • Ingredients: Saison fermented with multiple yeasts and bacteria
  • Pour: The A Present For Those Who Are Present pours a hazy, golden-yellow with thin, yet frothy bright white head that dissipates quickly, leaving a thin ring with minimal lacing.
  • Nose: The nose is lightly tart, fruity, rustic, pastoral, and lightly grainy.  There are aromas of lemon zest and juice, white wine, Greek yogurt, wet leather, barnyard funk, and subtle hints of spice.
  • Taste: The taste of the A Present For Those Who Are Present is fruity, tart, earthy, rustic, and a little funky.  There are notes of lemon juice, Chardonnay, orange peel, green apple, pear juice, Belgian yeast, Brett, and light spice.
  • Mouthfeel: Light to medium in body and well-carbonated, the mouthfeel is very crisp, a little tart, and very refreshing with a dry, clean finish.
Overall pairing: The power, depth, and intensity of "The Best Of Metal Blade: Volume 1" requires a brew of big flavor, bold complexity, and exceptional drinkability... exactly what you find in a giant bottle of A Present For Those Who Are Present House Saison from the fine folks at TRVE Brewing Company!
Cheers!!  Hails!!

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