Saturday, February 5, 2022

February 5th, 2022 - Those Worthy And Those Who Have Risen


Hello and hails metal maniacs and hop freaks!  Today I'm pairing "Those Who Have Risen", the kick-ass 5th album by Acheron and a hoppy and punchy Worthy NW IPA from Worthy Brewing Company!  Hell yeah!

Album Info:
  • Artist: Acheron
  • Title: "Those Who Have Risen"
  • Recorded: 1998 at Audio Lab Studio in Tampa, Florida
  • Release date: July 28th, 1998 (5th full-length studio album by Acheron)
  • Record company: Full Moon Productions / Ablaze Productions
  • Production: Vincent Crowley and Michael Estes
  • Album cover art: Rex "Diabolos" Church 
  • Personnel: Vincent Crowley (bass, rhythm guitar, and lead vocals), Michael Estes (lead guitar), Tony Laureano (drums), and Ben Meyer (rhythm guitar)
  • Additional musicians: George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher (additional vocals), Peter H. Gilmore (keyboards), John Scott (keyboards), and David Vincent (additional vocals)
  • Musical style: Death metal, black metal, doom metal
  • Sound: Perfectly blending death, doom, and black metal elements, Acheron's own special style of metal is uniquely their own!  
  • Major themes: Vampires, death, the undead, bloodlust, mythology, horror, evil, black magic, the occult, etc.
  • Tracks: 
  1. "Intro: Nosferatu Prelude"
  2. "Lifeforces (The Blood)"
  3. "Hekal Tiamat"
  4. "Necromanteion Communion"
  5. "Out Of Body"
  6. "Undead Celebration"
  7. "Final Harvest"
  8. "Shurpu Kishpu"
  9. "The Calling"
  10. "Immortal Sigil"

Brew Info:
  • Brewery: Worthy Brewing Company (Bend, Oregon)
  • Brew: Worthy NW IPA
  • Style: North West India Pale Ale (IPA)
  • Serving: 12 ounce can
  • ABV: 6.9%
  • IBUs: 69
  • Ingredients: Cascade, Centennial, Chinook, Crystal, Meridian, Nugget, and Mosaic hops
  • Pour: The Worthy pours a slightly hazy golden-orange hue with an off-white, billowy, 1+ finger head with great retention and lots of sticky, intricate doily lacing.
  • Nose: The nose is citrusy, tropical, herbal, earthy, and malty.  There are aromas of grapefruit rind, tangerine, lime zest, pineapple, mango, pine resin, fresh herbs, light onion, herbal tea, and sweet caramel.
  • Taste: The taste is characterized by citrusy, tropical fruit, sweet malt, and earthy flavors.  There are notes of grapefruit juice, tangerine, pineapple, mango, light pine, crackery biscuit, caramel/toffee, and a zesty white pepper finish.
  • Mouthfeel: Medium in body and moderately carbonated, the mouthfeel is very crisp, slightly bitter, yet smooth with crisp, dry finish. 

Overall Pairing: The well-balanced, smooth, yet punchy flavors of the Worthy NW IPA make it the perfect beer to throw back whilst rocking the hell out to the crunchy, raw, sonic metal blast of the amazing Acheron!  'Nuff said!

Cheers and hails!!

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