Saturday, November 3, 2018

November 3rd, 2018 - Where Black Ale Shadows Forever Reign

God kväll and hails evildoers!  The Meista here tonight getting dark and a little bit evil with a pairing of Dark Funeral's wonderful "Where Shadows Forever Reign" and Perrin Brewing Company's Black Ale!

Album Info:
  • Artist: Dark Funeral
  • Title: "Where Shadows Forever Reign"
  • Recorded: February 1st through 26th, 2016 at Dugout Studios in Uppsala, Sweden
  • Release date: June 3rd, 2016 (6th studio album by Dark Funeral)
  • Record company: Century Media Records
  • Production: Daniel Bergstrand and Lord Ahriman
  • Album cover art: Kristian "Necrolord" Wåhlin
  • Personnel: Chaq Mol (guitars), Dominator (drums), Heljarmadr (vocals), and Lord Ahriman (guitars and bass)
  • Musical style: Black metal
  • Sound: Infernal, aggressive, and darkly melodic, "Where Shadows Forever Reign" is classic Swedish black metal!  
  • Major themes: Darkness, evil, the occult, nature, violence, opposition to Christianity, Satan, etc.
  • Tracks:   
  1. "Unchain My Soul"
  2. "As One We Shall Conquer"
  3. "Beast Above Man"
  4. "As I Ascend"
  5. "Temple Of Ahriman"
  6. "The Eternal Eclipse"
  7. "To Carve Another Wound"
  8. "Nail Them To The Cross"
  9. "Where Shadows Forever Reign"

Brew Info:
  • Brewery: Perrin Brewing Company (Comstock Park, Michigan)
  • Website:
  • Brew: Perrin Black Ale
  • Style: American Black Ale / German Schwarzbier 
  • Serving: 12 ounce can
  • ABV: 5.8%
  • IBUs: 25
  • Pour: The Perrin Black Ale pours an opaque ink black with a thin, light beige head with good retention and subtle lacing.
  • Nose: The nose is roasty, toasty, malty, and slightly smoky.  There are aromas of toasted bread, roasted malt, light milk chocolate, caramel, and very light coffee.
  • Taste: The taste of the Perrin Black Ale is toasty, roasty, and earthy.  There are notes of dark roasted malt, hearty multigrain bread, walnut, biscuit, light chocolate, burnt toffee, and just a hint of coffee.
  • Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied with moderate carbonation, the mouthfeel of the Perrin Black Ale is crisp, clean, smooth, and far lighter than I expected with a clean, dry finish.
Overall pairing: The Perrin Black Ale is an easy drinking, but tasty little dark brew that is perfect in color for Dark Funeral's "Where Shadows Forever Reign" and taste-wise makes for a great foil to the evil heaviness of the album's amazing tracks!

Skål and Hails!!

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