Wednesday, August 11, 2021

August 11th, 2021 - Like An Everflowing And Mischievous Stream


God kväll craft brew freaks and evildoers!  The Meista here tonight pairing a deliciously drinkable Mischievous Brown Ale from Helltown Brewing Company and Dismember's exceptional "Like An Everflowing Stream" album!  Hell yeah!  A big thank you to my buddy Brett for the delicious beer!  Cheers man!!

Album Info:
  • Artist: Dismember
  • Title: "Like An Everflowing Stream"
  • Recorded: March 1991 at Sunlight Studios in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Release date: May 28th, 1991 (1st full-length studio album by Dismember)
  • Record company: Nuclear Blast 
  • Production: Fred Estby and Tomas Skogsberg
  • Album cover art: Dan Seagrave (art) and Nicke Andersson (logo)
  • Personnel: David Blomqvist (guitars), Richard Cabeza (bass), Fred Estby (drums), Matti Kärki (vocals), and Robert Sennebäck (guitars) 
  • Guest musician: Nicke Andersson (guitars)
  • Musical style: Swedish death metal
  • Sound: One of a handful of bands to pioneer the Swedish death metal sound in the late '80s/early '90s, with "Like An Everflowing Stream", Dismember revolutionized Scandinavian metal and death metal as a whole.  With the trademark buzzsaw guitar sound along with guttural vocals, the music is at times chaotic and incredibly heavy, but also exhibits wonderful melodies and technical prowess.  
  • Major themes and subjects: Death, gore,  psychopathy, terror, murder, horror, anti-religion, darkness, insanity, evil, hell, etc.
  • Tracks: 
  1. "Override Of The Overture"
  2. "Soon To Be Dead"
  3. "Bleed For Me"
  4. "And So Is Life"
  5. "Dismembered"
  6. "Skin Her Alive"
  7. "Sickening Art"
  8. "In Death's Sleep"
  9. "Deathevocation"
  10. "Defective Decay"

Brew Info:
  • Brewery: Helltown Brewing Company (Export, Pennsylvania)
  • Website: 
  • Brew: Mischievous Brown Ale 
  • Style: Traditional Southern English style Brown Ale
  • Serving: 12 ounce can
  • ABV: 5.5%
  • IBUs: 11
  • Ingredients: Nugget hops with UK Pale Ale, German Munich, Chocolate, and Crystal malts
  • Pour: The Mischievous Brown Ale pours a dark mahogany brown with a light mocha, creamy, 1+ finger head with great retention and lots of sticky, intricate lacing.
  • Nose: The nose is malty, bready, nutty, and earthy.  There are aromas of toasted dark bread, roasted hazelnuts, roasted chestnuts, brown sugar, hints of cocoa, a hint of coffee beans, and burnt toffee.
  • Taste: Well-balanced, the taste of the Mischievous Brown Ale follows the nose with lots of malty, bready, and nutty flavors.  There are notes of doughy dark bread, sweet biscuit, roasted hazelnuts, walnut, molasses, brown sugar, a hint of cocoa, and soft caramel/toffee.
  • Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and moderately carbonated, the mouthfeel is smooth and creamy with low bitterness and a dry, clean finish.

Overall pairing: The nutty and malty flavors and aromas of Helltown's Mischievous Brown Ale make it a great brew to throw back whilst banging your head to Dismember's fantastic "Like An Everflowing Stream"!  Those sweet malty and bready notes go great with the overall complexity of Dismember's sound, while the dark color is great for the dark elements of the songs.  'Nuff said! 

Skål!!  Hails!!

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