Saturday, January 15, 2022

January 15th, 2022 - Squeezy Riders Of The Apocalypse


Hello and hails evil-doers and hop-heads!!  The Meista here today rocking the hell out with a pairing of Demonoid's kickass debut album "Riders Of The Apocalypse" and a very crushable and juicy Squeezy Rider IPA from Deschutes Brewing Company!  Hell yeah!

Album Info:
  • Artist: Demonoid
  • Title: "Riders Of The Apocalypse"
  • Recorded: December 2002 at Modern Art Studios 
  • Release date: July 26th, 2004 (1st and only album by Demonoid)
  • Record company: Nuclear Blast
  • Production: Demonoid
  • Album cover art: Gyula Havancsák 
  • Personnel: Richard Evensand (drums), Christofer Johnsson (lead vocals), Johan Niemann (bass), and Kristian Niemann (guitars) 
  • Additional musician: Gesa Hangen (cello)
  • Musical style: Death metal with elements of thrash metal, melodic death metal, and black metal
  • Sound: The sound on "Riders Of The Apocalypse" is a wall of high energy, crushing sonic intensity!  The ultra-aggressive vocals coupled with the battery ram power of the band demands your full attention!  This is the type of album that reaffirms my love for all things metal!
  • Major themes: A concept album about the mythological Four Riders of the Apocalypse, themes on the album include death, war, famine, pestilence, destruction, darkness, evil, sin, corruption, judgement, evocation, punishment, the end of all life, etc.
  • Tracks:
  1. "Wargods"
  2. "Firestorms"
  3. "Witchburners"
  4. "14th Century Plague"
  5. "Hunger My Consort"
  6. "The Evocation"
  7. "Arrival Of The Horsemen"
  8. "End Of Our Times"
  9. "Death"

Brew Info:
  • Brewery: Deschutes Brewing Company (Portland, Oregon)
  • Website:
  • Brew: Squeezy Rider IPA
  • Style: West Coast India Pale Ale (IPA)
  • Serving: 12 ounce can
  • ABV: 7.0%
  • IBUs: 40
  • Ingredients: 2 Row, Wheat, and Munich malts with Cascade, Strata, Mosaic, and Galaxy hops
  • Pour: The Squeezy Rider pours a very hazy and bright golden-orange hue with a 1-finger, firm and frothy, off-white head with great retention and sticky, sudsy lacing.
  • Nose: The nose is citrusy, tropical, floral, and slightly sweet. There are aromas of freshly squeezed orange juice, orange peel, tangerine, grapefruit rind, mango, berries, pineapple, melon light pine resin, wildflowers, soft caramel, and soft malt.
  • Taste: With loads of citrusy hop flavors, the taste of the Squeezy Rider follows the nose with citrus, tropical fruit, melon, and soft sweet malt flavors.  There are notes of freshly squeezed orange juice, tangerine, juicy pink grapefruit, mango, guava, cantaloupe, crackery biscuit, and light toffee.
  • Mouthfeel: Medium to full-bodied with moderate carbonation, the mouthfeel is crisp, juicy, and refreshing with a dry, slightly bitter, yet sweet finish.

Overall pairing: The hoppy, citrusy, and punchy flavors and aromas of the Deschutes Squeezy Rider IPA just works so perfectly well with the aggression and live intensity of "Riders Of The Apocalypse"!  The soaring guitar work of Kristian Niemann shines even brighter with the fruity notes of the brew, the pounding rhythm section of Johan Niemann and Richard Evensand is even meatier with the sweet, malty notes, while that hoppy bite is right in line with the brutal vocals of Christofer Johnsson!  'Nuff said!

Prost and hails!!  Helan går!!

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