Monday, May 18, 2020

May 18th, 2020 - Solitude In Untamed Madness

Dobry wieczór and hails evil-doers, thrashers, and hop-heads!  The Meista here pairing Vader's amazing and kick-ass new  album "Solitude In Madness" and a very crushable and tasty Untamed Juicy IPA from Roosters Brewing Company!  Hells yeah!  

Album Info:
  • Artist: Vader
  • Title: "Solitude In Madness"
  • Recorded: Summer 2019 at Grindstone Studio in Suffolk, England
  • Release date: May 1st, 2020 (12th studio album by Vader)
  • Record company: Nuclear Blast
  • Production: Scott Atkins
  • Album cover art: Wes Benscoter
  • Personnel: Tomasz "Hal" Halicki (bass), Piotr "Peter" Wiwczarek (guitars and vocals), Marek "Spider" Pająk (guitars), and James Stewart (drums)
  • Musical style: Death metal, thrash metal
  • Sound: Characterized by blistering blast beats, machine gun fire guitars, thunderous bass, and brutally aggressive gravel and broken glass vocals, Vader wonderfully blends death metal and thrash metal into a frenzied juggernaut of a sonic proportions!  These dudes don't mess around; every track is a fiery fast, furious metal assault with killer hooks, riffs, and themes!
  • Major themes: Darkness, evil, isolation, sorrow, insanity, anti-religion, violence, horror, etc.  
  • Tracks:  
  1. "Shock And Awe"
  2. "Into Oblivion"
  3. "Despair"
  4. "Incineration Of The Gods"
  5. "Sanctification Denied"
  6. "And Satan Wept"
  7. "Emptiness"
  8. "Final Declaration"
  9. "Dancing In The Slaughterhouse" (Acid Drinkers cover)
  10. "Stigma Of Divinity"
  11. "Bones"
Brew Info:
  • Brewery: Roosters Brewing Company (Ogden, Utah)
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  • Brew: Untamed Juicy IPA
  • Style: American India Pale Ale (IPA)
  • Serving: 12 ounce can
  • ABV: 7.0% 
  • IBUs: 20
  • Ingredients: Motueka hops, and 2 row, flaked wheat and flaked oats
  • Pour: The Untamed Juicy IPA pours a hazy golden-orange with a 1-finger, frothy, bright white head with good retention and sticky, layered lacing.
  • Nose: The nose is citrusy, fruity, floral, herbal, and slightly dank.  There are aromas of grapefruit rind, orange, tangerine, mango, pineapple, lemon zest, a hint of pine resin, summer grass, wildflowers, and a hint of honey.
  • Taste: The taste of the Untamed Juicy IPA is characterized by citrusy, fruity, herbal, and malty flavors.  There are notes of orange juice and peel, pink grapefruit, tangerine, mango, and a sweet, malty finish.
  • Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied with moderate carbonation, the mouthfeel is very crisp, juicy, and punchy, yet smooth with a rather dry, slightly bitter finish. 
Overall pairing:  The Roosters Untamed Juicy IPA is a tasty, punchy little number... perfect for throwing back whilst rocking the hell out to Vader's latest beast, "Solitude In Madness"!

Na zdrowie!!  HAILS!!

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