Friday, November 1, 2019

November 1st, 2019 - Living Long And Loud In The Tropic Of Thunder

Hello and happy Friday rivet heads and hopheads!  The Meista here today rocking the hell out to a pairing of "Long Live The Loud", Exciter's kickass 3rd studio album and a Tropic Of  Thunder Lager from Stone Brewing Company!

Album Info:
  • Artist: Exciter
  • Title: "Long Live The Loud" 
  • Recorded: February 1985 at Britannia Row Studios in London, England
  • Release date: 1985 (3rd studio album by Exciter)
  • Record company: Music For Nations / Combat Records
  • Production: Guy Bidmead
  • Album cover art: Alan Craddock
  • Personnel: Dan Beehler (drums and lead vocals), Allan Johnson (bass and backing vocals), and John Ricci (guitars and backing vocals)
  • Musical style: Heavy metal, speed metal, thrash metal
  • Sound: 1980s speed metal at its finest, the sound on Exciter's "Long Live The Loud" is fiery fast, furious, and pure, high-octane thrashing speed metal!  With influence from fellow Canadians Anvil along with Judas Priest, Motorhead, and Raven, this is a classic, straight-forward, in-your-face heavy metal sonic attack!
  • Major themes: Death, destruction, evil, violence, war, power, heavy metal, terror, rebellion, etc.
  • Tracks:   
  1. "Fall Out"
  2. "Long Live The Loud"
  3. "I Am The Beast"
  4. "Victims Of Sacrafice"
  5. "Beyond The Gates Of Doom"
  6. "Sudden Impact"
  7. "Born To Die"
  8. "Wake Up Screaming"

 Brew Info:
  • Brewery: Stone Brewing Company (Escondido, California)
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  • Brew: Tropic Of Thunder Lager
  • Style: American Lager
  • Serving: 16 ounce can
  • ABV: 5.8%
  • Ingredients: Cashmere, Citra, and Mosaic hops
  • Pour: The Tropic Of  Thunder pours a clear straw-yellow with a billowy bright white head with great retention and lots of sticky, intricate lacing.
  • Nose: The nose is fruity, tropical, citrusy, grassy, and grainy.  There are aromas of melon, grapefruit rind, tangerine, lime, mango, pineapple, white wine, and crackery biscuit.
  • Taste: The taste of the Tropic Of Cancer Lager follows the nose with lots of tropical fruit, citrus, and crisp malt flavors.  There are notes of pink grapefruit, pineapple, cantalopue, honeydew melon, passion fruit, mango, white wine, white pepper, and crackery biscuit.  
  • Mouthfeel: Light to medium in body and well-carbonated, the mouthfeel is very crisp, punchy, and a little spicy with a dry, clean finish.

Overall pairing: The Tropic Of Thunder Lager is a hop-forward and puncy brew that is totally crushable... perfect for the metal onslaught that is Exciter's kickass "Long Live The Loud"!  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!!

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