Thursday, May 20, 2021

May 20th, 2021 - Deadly Lullabyes Of Revenge

Good evening metal maniacs and hop-heads! The Meista is here tonight rocking the hell out with a pairing of the wonderful "Deadly Lullabyes Live" by King Diamond and a tasty and bold Revenge Double India Pale Ale from Proper Brewing Company!!  HELL. YES.

Album Info:

  • Artist: King Diamond
  • Title: "Deadly Lullabyes Live"
  • Recorded: 2003 and 2004 throughout the U.S. during The Puppet Master tour
  • Release date: September 21st, 2004 (2nd live album by King Diamond)
  • Record company: Metal Blade Records
  • Production: Andy La Rocque and King Diamond
  • Album cover art: Brian J. Ames (art direction), Alex Solca (photography), and Pat Wallace (photography)
  • Personnel: King Diamond (vocals), Andy La Rocque (guitars) Hal Patino (bass), Matt Thompson (drums), and Mike Wead (guitars)
  • Guest musician: Livia Zita (additional vocals)
  • Musical style: Heavy metal
  • Sound: Characterized by the King's extensive and unique vocals (and most notably his insane falsetto) coupled by the powerfully intense and complex musicianship of the band, the sound on "Deadly Lullabies Live" is brilliantly executed live metal album with Thompson's machine gun fire drumming, Patino's wonderfully thunderous bass, and the wonderfully soaring guitar of La Rocque and Wead.
  • Major themes: The occult, ghosts, hauntings, evil, darkness, death, loss, sorrow, revenge, etc.
  • Tracks:   
  1. "Funeral"
  2. "A Mansion In Darkness"
  3. "The Family Ghost"
  4. "Black Horsemen"
  5. "Spare This Life"
  6. "Mansion Of Sorrow"
  7. "Spirits"
  8. "Sorry Dear"
  9. "Eye Of The Witch"
  10. "Sleepless Nights"
  11. "The Puppet Master"
  12. "Blood To Walk"
  13. "So Sad"
  14. "Living Dead (outro)"
  15. "Welcome Home"
  16. "The Invisible Guests"
  17. "Burn"
  18. "Introductions"
  19. "Halloween"
  20. "No Presents For Christmas"

Brew Info:

  • Brewery: Proper Brewing Company (Salt Lake City, Utah)
  • Website:
  • Brew: Revenge Double India Pale Ale
  • Style: Double India Pale Ale (DIPA) / Imperial IPA (IIPA)
  • Serving: 16 ounce can
  • ABV: 9.0%
  • IBUs: 68
  • Ingredients: London III yeast, Mountain Malt, Maris Otter, and Caramalt malts, with Galena, Centennial, and Mosiac hops 
  • Pour: The Revenge Double India Pale Ale pours a fairly clear, golden-amber with a frothy, off-white, 2+ finger head that dissipates to a sustained, creamy film with sudsy, sticky, and layered lacing.
  • Nose: The nose is dank, earthy, herbal, citrusy, and fruity.  There are aromas of grapefruit rind, tangerine, pineapple, mango, light melon, pine resin, bitter herbs, and light malt.
  • Taste: The taste of the Revenge Double India Pale Ale is bitter, dank and earthy, herbal, and lightly fruity.  There are notes of grapefruit, tangerine, mango, pineapple, pine, black tea, bitter and fresh herbs, and sweet caramel.
  • Mouthfeel: Medium to full-bodied with moderate carbonation, the mouthfeel is very crisp, dry, and rather bitter with a dry, slightly bitter finish.
Overall pairing: The bold, bitter, punchy hop blast of Proper's Revenge is perfect for the beautifully dark and powerful metal attack of the legendary King Diamond!  'Nuff said! 

Cheers!!  Hails!!

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