Friday, May 17, 2019

May 17th, 2019 - Unveiling The Perfectly Wicked Disguise

Hello and happy Friday rivet heads and hopheads!  The Meista here today rocking the hell out to a pairing of "Unveiling The Wicked", Exciter's 4th studio album and The Perfect Disguise from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery Inc.!

Album Info:
  • Artist: Exciter
  • Title: "Unveiling The Wicked" 
  • Recorded: 1985 and 1986 at Britannia Row Studios in London, England
  • Release date: June 15th, 1986 (4th studio album by Exciter)
  • Record company: Music For Nations / Combat Records
  • Production: Guy Bidmead
  • Album cover art: Mez Meredith
  • Personnel: Dan Beehler (drums and lead vocals), Allan Johnson (bass and backing vocals), and Brian McPhee (guitars and backing vocals)
  • Musical style: Heavy metal, speed metal, thrash metal
  • Sound: 1980s speed metal at its finest, the sound on Exciter's "Unveiling The Wicked" is fiery fast, furious, and pure, high-octane thrashing metal!  With influence from fellow Canadians Anvil along with Judas Priest, Motorhead, and Raven, this is classic, straight-forward, in-your-face heavy metal fun!
  • Major themes: Death, destruction, evil, violence, war, power, anger, heavy metal, terror, rebellion, etc.
  • Tracks:   
  1. "Break Down The Walls"
  2. "Brainstorm"
  3. "Die In The Night"
  4. "(I Hate) School Rules"
  5. "Shout It Out"
  6. "Invasion / Waiting In the Dark"
  7. "Living Evil"
  8. "Live Fast, Die Young"
  9. "Mission Destroy"

 Brew Info:
  • Brewery: Dogfish Head Craft Brewery Inc. (Milton, Delaware)
  • Website:
  • Brew: The Perfect Disguise
  • Style: Double India Pale Ale (DIPA) / Imperial IPA (IIPA)
  • Serving: 12 ounce bottle
  • ABV: 8.0%
  • IBUs: 70
  • Ingredients: Kölsch yeast, German chit malt, German and American hops
  • Pour: The Perfect Disguise pours a fairly clear deep yellow with a frothy, 1-finger off-white head with great retention and lots of sticky, sudsy lacing throughout.
  • Nose: The nose is citrusy, tropical, earthy, dank, malty, and herbal.  There are aromas of grapefruit rind, orange, tangerine, peach, apricot, lemongrass, freshly cut hay, mango, herbal tea, pine resin, biscuit, and fresh herbs.
  • Taste: The taste of The Perfect Disguise is citrusy, zesty, earthy, and malty.  There are notes of grapefruit juice and rind, orange zest and pith, gooseberry, peach, black tea, grassy hops, crackery biscuit, lemon zest, pine resin, and sweet toffee.  
  • Mouthfeel: Medium to full-bodied with moderate carbonation, the mouthfeel of The Perfect Disguise is creamy, smooth, thick, and slightly bitter with a dry finish.
Overall pairing: The Perfect Disguise is a hop-forward, punchy, aggressive brew that (although 8% ABV) is totally crushable... perfect for the metal onslaught that is Exciter's kickass "Unveiling The Wicked"!  I can't think of anything better than a crisp and citrusy brew (or 3) to throw back whilst pumping your fist and banging your head to these bad asses!  'Nuff said!

Cheers and hails!!

No comments:

Post a Comment