Saturday, January 4, 2020

January 4th, 2020 - The Profanity Of The Tankslapper Nexus

Hey there hellions, headbangers, and craft brew lovers!  The Meista here getting aggressive and a little spicy with "Profane Nexus", the most recent album by death metal monsters Incantation and a Tankslapper Double Rye Ale from Salt Flats Brewing Company!

Album Info:
  • Artist: Incantation
  • Title: "Profane Nexus"
  • Recorded: 2017 at Incantation Studios in Johnstown, Pennsylvania
  • Release date: August 11th, 2017 (10th full-length studio release by Incantation)
  • Record company: Relapse Records
  • Production: Incantation
  • Album cover art: Eliran Kantor (artwork) and Bill Venner (band logo)
  • Personnel: John McEntee (guitars and vocals), Kyle Severn (drums), and Chuck Sherwood (bass)
  • Guest musician: Sonny Lombardozzi (guitars)
  • Musical style: Death metal
  • Sound: Aggressive, heavy as hell, and rather sludgy, the sound on "Profane Nexus" !
  • Major themes: Death, destruction, evil, darkness, the occult, mythology, anti-Christianity, blasphemy, Satan, violence, etc.
  • Tracks:   
  1. "Muse"
  2. "Rites Of The Locust"
  3. "Visceral Hexahedron"
  4. "The Horns of Gefrin"
  5. "Incorporeal Despair"
  6. "Xipe Totec"
  7. "Lus Sepulcri"
  8. "Stormgate Convulsions From The Thunderous Shores Of Infernal Realms Beyond The Grace Of God"
  9. "Messiah Nostrum"
  10. "Omens To The Altar Of Onyx"
  11. "Ancients Arise"

Brew Info:
  • Brewery: Salt Flats Brewing Company (Salt Lake City, Utah)
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  • Brew: Tankslapper Double Rye Ale
  • Style: Imperial Rye Pale Ale
  • Serving: 12 ounce can
  • ABV: 9.0%
  • Pour: The Tankslapper  pours a hazy golden-amber with an off-white, 1-finger head with good sustain and soapy lacing.
  • Nose: The nose is citrusy, fruity, dank, earthy, spicy and herbal. There are aromas of spicy rye, black pepper, grapefruit rind, tangerine, apricot, black tea, and soft caramel.
  • Taste: Hop-forward, the taste of the follows the nose with intensely hoppy, spicy, malty, and earthy flavors.  There are notes of spicy rye, grapefruit, tangerine, black tea, malty rye bread, .
  • Mouthfeel: Medium to full-bodied and moderately carbonated, the mouthfeel is very crisp, peppery, and bitter with a dry, slightly sweet and boozy finish.

Overall pairing: The hop-forward, bitter, and spicy flavors and aromas of the Salt Flats Tankslapper are perfect for the intensity, aggression, and brutality of Incantation's killer "Profane Nexus"!  'Nuff said!


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