Thursday, October 24, 2019

October 24th, 2019 - The Crowning Of The [Ageless] Fire King

God kväll and happy Thursday evil-doers!  The Meista here tonight getting heavy, doomy, and a little evil with a pairing of Sorcerer's sophomore kickass album "The Crowning Of The Fire King" and a delicious and crushable Ageless Fire from TRVE Brewing Company!  This pairing goes out to my friends Sonia and Jason!  Thanks for the beer buddies!!  Cheers!

Album Info:
  • Artist: Sorcerer
  • Title: "The Crowning Of The Fire King"
  • Recorded: 2017 at Stone Tower Studios, Studio Strypronk, Green Hall Studios, and SolnaSoundRecording in Sweden
  • Release date: October 20th, 2017 (2nd full length studio album by Sorcerer)
  • Record company: Metal Blade Records
  • Production: Sorcerer and Conny Welén
  • Album cover art: Colin Marks
  • Personnel: Anders Endberg (vocals), Johnny Hagel (bass), Peter Hallgren, and Kristian Niemann (guitars)
  • Additional musicians: Lars Sköld (drums) and Conny Welén (keyboards and backing vocals)
  • Musical style: Heavy metal, epic doom metal, power metal
  • Sound: In the tradition of Candlemass, Sorcerer's sound combines the heavier, slower tempo, low-tuned elements of doom with the loftier and more epic characteristics of power metal.  It reminds me a bit of the Tony Martin era of Black Sabbath in the late '80s.  The riffs are big, the solos shred, the drums and bass are a rhythmic juggernaut, and the vocals soar!
  • Major themes/lyrical content: Fantasy, mythology, good vs. evil, the sea, the occult, religion, death, power and might, suffering, despair, doometc.
  • Tracks:   
  1. "Sirens"
  2. "Ship Of Doom"
  3. "Abandoned By The Gods"
  4. "The Devil's Incubus"
  5. "Nattvaka"
  6. "Crimson Cross"
  7. "The Crowning Of The Fire King"
  8. "Unbearable Sorrow"

Brew Info:
  • Brewery: TRVE Brewing Company (Denver, Colorado)
  • Website: 
  • Brew: Ageless Fire
  • Style: New England India Pale Ale (NEIPA)
  • Serving: 16 ounce can
  • ABV: 5.7%
  • Pour: The Ageless Fire pours a cloudy, pale straw-yellow with a 1-finger, airy and frothy bright white head with good retention and sticky, soapy lacing.
  • Nose: The nose is citrusy, fruity, grassy, floral, and crackery.  There are aromas of grapefruit juice, orange juice, ripe peach, tangerine, mango, fresh pineapple, summer grass, wild flowers, light grain, and a hint of caramel.
  • Taste: The taste of the Ageless Fire is bright, citrusy, tropical, with ever so slight hints of .  There are notes of stone fruit (peach and apricot), pink grapefruit juice, mango, orange juice, pineapple, crackery grains, grassy hops, very light caramel, and a slight hint of white wine in the backend.
  • Mouthfeel: Medium in body and moderately carbonated, the mouthfeel of the Ageless Fire is very crisp, slightly sharp, yet smooth with a rather dry, slightly bitter finish.

Overall pairing: Those crisp, grassy, citrusy and tropical fruity flavors make this a very complex, yet crushable beer... and speaking of crushing... how about those doomy and haunting tracks on Sorcerer's "The Crowning Of The Fire King?  EPIC! 

Skål and HAILS!!

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