Friday, June 25, 2021

June 25th, 2021 - A Sun Soaked Epiphany Of Hate


Hello and happy Friday metal maniacs and craft beer lovers!  The Meista here today pairing "An Epiphany Of Hate" by the mighty death/thrash metal band Master and a very crisp, very tart, very tasty Sun Soaked Sour Raspberry Lemon Sour Ale from my main man, Master Chad over at the Deseret Edge Brewery!  Hells yeah! 

Album Info: 

  • Artist: Master
  • Title: "An Epiphany Of Hate"
  • Recorded: 2015 at Shaark Studios in Bzenec, Cezch Republic
  • Release date: January 29th, 2016 (13th studio album by Master) 
  • Record company: F.D.A. Records
  • Production: Master
  • Album cover art: Mark Cooper
  • Personnel: Alex "93" Nejezchleba (guitars), Zdeněk Pradlovský (drums), and Paul Speckmann (bass and vocals) 
  • Musical style: Death metal, thrash metal
  • Sound: With influence from classic metal bands like Motörhead and Venom, but with a harder, more aggressive edge, the sound on "An Epiphany Of Hate" is an ass-kicker! 
  • Major themes: Socio-politically charged, subjects and themes on the album tackle deception, corruption, religion, death, freedom, violence, etc.
  • Tracks: 
  1. "Subdue The Politician"
  2. "Fiction Soon Becomes Reality"
  3. "Face Your Fear"
  4. "Just Be Yourself"
  5. "Just Take My Right Arm"
  6. "An Epiphany Of Hate"
  7. "It's Clearly Eden"
  8. "The People Of The Damned"
  9. "Senses Will Be Controlled"
  10. "Red Alert"
  11. "Murderous Insights"
  12. "The Face Of Independence"

Brew Info:

  • Brewery: Deseret Edge Brewery at the Pub (Salt Lake City, Utah)
  • Website: 
  • Brew: Sun Soaked Sour Raspberry Lemon Sour Ale 
  • Style: Sour Ale 
  • Serving: 16 ounce can
  • ABV: 4.2%
  • IBUs: 12
  • Ingredients: Raspberry and lemon puree 
  • Pour: The Sun Soaked Sour pours a pinkish amber hue with a very thin, bright white cap that dissipates fairly quickly leaving almost no lacing.
  • Nose: The nose is fruity, tart, and lightly grainy.  There are aromas of fresh raspberries, raspberry jam, lemon curd, lemon zest, light wild flowers, and light cereal grain.
  • Taste: Like the nose, the taste of the Sun Soaked Sour is sweet and fruity with a sharp lactic sour bite.  There are notes of sweet raspberries, tart cranberries, cherries, lemon juice, light grains, and a hint of honey.
  • Mouthfeel: Light to medium-bodied and well-carbonated, the mouthfeel of the Sun Soaked Sour is very crisp, effervescent, and tart with a lip-puckering, yet clean finish.

Overall pairing:
Very crushable, very tart, yet wonderfully flavorful, the Desert Edge 
Sun Soaked Sour makes for a great foil to the colossal metal aggression that is Master's brilliant "An Epiphany Of Hate"!  Those tart, lemony flavors go great with the overall punch of the album!  And you can definitely slam a few of these easy-drinkin' brews whilst headbanging to the mighty Master!  'Nuff said!

Cheers!!  Hails!!

P.S. Oh, keep an eye out... there will be an interview with a Mr. Paul Speckmann of Master coming in the near future!!

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