Tuesday, January 4, 2022

January 4th, 2022 - A Pils Bombenhagel


Guten abend metal maniacs and beer lovers!  Your pal the Meista here tonight pairing a crisp and tasty Original Pils from Schlossbrauerei Rheder and "Bombenhagel", the latest EP from the mighty Sodom!  Hell yeah!

Album Info: 

  • Artist: Sodom
  • Title: "Bombenhagel"
  • Recorded: March 2021 at Staudio-Studios in Altenessen, Germany
  • Release date: August 20th, 2021 (10th studio EP by Sodom)
  • Record company: Steamhammer
  • Production: Sodom
  • Album cover art: Raphael Gabrio
  • Personnel: Tom Angelripper (bass and vocals), Frank Blackfire (guitars), Toni Merkel (drums), and York (guitars)
  • Additional musician: Harris Johns (guitars on "Bombenhagel")
  • Musical style: Thrash metal
  • Sound: This is classic Sodom... fast, fiery, aggressive as hell, and just as angry!  Sodom is a juggernaut... Angelripper's vocals are gripping and wonderfully harsh!  The guitar work of Blackfire and York is fiery, crushing, and furious!  And Merkel's machine gun drumming coupled with Angelripper's thunderous bass is the embodiment of thrash metal perfection!!
  • Major themes: War, death, violence, anti-fascism, history, etc.
  • Tracks:   
  1. "Bombenhagel"
  2. "Coup de Grace"
  3. "Pestiferous Posse"

Brew Info:

  • Brewery: Schlossbrauerei Rheder (Brakel, Germany)
  • Website: schlossbrauerei-rheder.de
  • Brew: Original Pils 
  • Style: German Pilsner  
  • Serving: 16 ounce can
  • ABV: 4.7%
  • Pour: The Original Pils pours a clear, bright golden yellow hue with a frothy, bright white, 2-finger head with good retention and sticky, intricate lacing.
  • Nose: The nose is characterized by crackery and slightly sweet malt, floral hops, light fruit, and spicy yeast.  There are aromas of toasted biscuit, light pear and apple, honey, and spicy and grassy hops.
  • Taste: The taste is toasty, hoppy, and slightly sweet.  There are notes of crackery biscuit, noble and grassy hops, zesty yeast, light apple, and light caramel.
  • Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied with moderate carbonation, the mouthfeel of the Original Pils is crisp and zesty with a dry, clean finish.

Overall pairing: The spicy, hoppy, and toasty flavors of the 
Schlossbrauerei Rheder Original Pils works great with the short, but brilliant "Bombenhagel " EP!  The slightly bitter hops go well with the fiery guitars, while the sweeter notes are a perfect foil for aggressive vocals and lyrical themes!


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