Saturday, October 17, 2020

October 17th, 2020 - Vanquished In The Spirit Of Vengeance...The Ghost Rider!


Hey there hellions, headbangers, and craft brew lovers!  The Meista here getting aggressive and punchy with a pairing of "Vanquish In Vengeance" by death metal monsters Incantation and a tasty and hoppy Ghost Rider IPA from Wasatch Brewing!  Hell yeah!!

Album Info:
  • Artist: Incantation
  • Title: "Vanquish In Vengeance"
  • Recorded: 2012 at Mars Recording Compound in Cleveland, Ohio, Aries Studios, The War Room in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Rhawn Street Studios
  • Release date: November 27th, 2012 (8th full-length studio release by Incantation)
  • Record company: Listenable Records
  • Production: Bill Korecky and Incantation
  • Album cover art: Will Kuberski aka Worthless
  • Personnel: Alex Bouks (guitars), John McEntee (guitars and vocals), Kyle Severn (drums), and Chuck Sherwood (bass)
  • Musical style: Death metal
  • Sound: Aggressive, heavy as hell, and somewhat sludgy, the sound on "Vanquish In Vengeance" is classic Incantation!  From the opening notes of "Invoked Infinity" to the final earth-shattering note of "Legion Of Dis", this album grabs you by the collar, slams you against the wall, and demands your attention!  Severn and Sherwood are a battering ram of rhythmic intensity, while Bouks and McEntee shred the hell outta these tracks!
  • Major themes: Death, hatred, evil, darkness, confussion, the occult, mythology, anti-Christianity, blasphemy, violence, tyranny, vengeance, etc.
  • Tracks:   
  1. "Invoked Infinity"
  2. "Ascend Into The Eternal"
  3. "Progeny Of Tyranny"
  4. "Transcend Into Absolute Dissolution"
  5. "Haruspex"
  6. "Vanquish In Vengeance"
  7. "Profound Loathing"
  8. "Hellions Genesis"
  9. "From Hollow Sands"
  10. "Legion Of Dis"

 Brew Info:
  • Brewery: Wasatch Brewing (Park City, Utah)
  • Website:  
  • Brew: Ghost Rider IPA
  • Style: American India Pale Ale (IPA)
  • Serving: 12 ounce can
  • ABV: 6.0%
  • IBUs: 45
  • Ingredients: Simcoe and Cascade hops, Premium Pale and Munich malts, and coriander
  • Pour: The Ghost Rider IPA pours a slightly hazy golden yellow with a bright white, 1-finger head with good retention and sticky, soapy lacing.
  • Nose: The nose is dank, citrusy, herbal, malty, and slightly sweet. There are aromas of lemon zest, lemon drops, grapefruit rind, black tea, herbal orange tea, coriander, pine resin, cedar, and toffee.
  • Taste: Hop-forward, the taste of the Ghost Rider is citrusy, herbal, spicy, and malty.  Like the nose, there are notes of lemon zest, tangerine, black and orange tea, pine, fresh herbs, soft caramel, coriander, and white pepper.
  • Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and moderately carbonated, the mouthfeel is very crisp and juicy with a dry, spicy finish.

Overall pairing: The hoppy, spicy, complex, yet very crushable flavors of the Ghost Rider IPA go great with the face-melting intensity, aggression, and brutality of Incantation's killer "Vanquish In Vengeance"!  Those dank citrusy notes really bring out the bitterness of the lyrics and vocals while malty backbone goes great with the power of the music!  'Nuff said!

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