Sunday, September 29, 2019

September 29th, 2019 - Let Us Prey To Even More 8 Lb 6 Oz Newborn Baby Jesus

Hello, happy Sunday, and hails evildoers!  The Meista here today getting a little evil and a little dark with Electric Wizard's "Let Us Prey" and an Even More 8 Lb 6 Oz Newborn Baby Jesus from Evil Twin Brewing!  This pairing goes out to my friends Jason and Sonia... thanks for the beer homies!!  Cheers!!

Album Info:
  • Artist: Electric Wizard
  • Title: "Let Us Prey"
  • Recorded: September and October 2001 at Chuckalumba Studios in New Forest, England
    Release date: March 25th, 2002 (4th studio album by Electric Wizard)
  • Record company: Rise Above Records
  • Production: Jus Oborn and John Stephens
  • Album cover art: Stephen O'Malley
  • Personnel: Tim Bashaw (bass), and Mark Greening (piano and drums), Jus Oborn (guitars, vocals, and effects)
  • Additional musicians: Paul Sax (violin on "Night Of The Shape")
  • Musical style: Doom metal, stoner rock / metal, hard rock
  • Sound: Bold, heavy, doomy and experimental, "Let Us Prey" is a wonderfully textured and heavy duty doom album!  Of the album, Oborn stated: "I think that was our genesis record. We were all just about the studio, and we wanted to create music using the studio. We were really into the idea of recording then, this pretty technical album. We wanted to be experimental, like trying out some horror movie type stuff, just to see how it works. Each song was like an idea, we didn't write it. We just got an idea, and went with that for how we wanted that to sound."
  • Major themes: The occult, doom, drugs, death, violence, horror, evil, etc.  
  • Notes: This is the last Electric Wizard album with the original lineup.
  • Tracks:  
  1. "...A Chosen Few"
  2. "We, The Undead"
  3. "Master of Alchemy: I. House of Whipcord II. The Black Drug "
  4. "The Outsider"
  5. "Night Of The Shape"
  6. "Priestess Of Mars"

Brew Info:
  • Brewery: Evil Twin Brewing (Brooklyn, New York)
  • Website:
  • Brew: Even More 8 Lb 6 Oz Newborn Baby Jesus
  • Style: English Sweet Stout / Milk Stout
  • Serving: 16 ounce can
  • ABV: 5.0%
  • Pour: Even More pours an ink black with a creamy and thick half-finger mocha head with great retention and lots of sticky, intricate lacing.
  • Nose: The nose is characterized by rich notes of dark roasted malts, dark chocolate, coffee, roasted nuts, smoke, a hint of cream, and burnt toffee. 
  • Taste: Like the nose, the flavor is very rich and sweet, but the .  There are notes of bittersweet dark chocolate, cocoa, dark roasted coffee, liquid smoke, burnt toast, dark roasted malts, and burnt toffee.  
  • Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel is very thick, velvety, and creamy.  The finish is very dry and rather bitter... really good for a meaty dish like "Let Us Prey". 

Overall pairing: The rich complexity, sweet and earthy flavors and aromas, and the boldness of Evil Twin's Even More 8 Lb 6 Oz Newborn Baby Jesus is great for the heaviness, the darkness, and the pure evil of Electric Wizard's amazing "Let Us Prey"!  'Nuf said!!

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