Saturday, March 5, 2022

March 5th, 2022 - A Juicy Obsession With All Things Chopped, Sliced And Diced


Hello and happy Saturday artisan beer drinkers and evil-doers!  The Meista here today rocking the hell out to a pairing of Blood Feast's more recent EP "Chopped, Sliced And Diced" and a Juicy Obsession Session IPA from Lewis & Clark Brewing Company!  Yeah!!

Album Info:
  • Artist: Blood Feast
  • Title: "Chopped, Sliced And Diced"
  • Recorded: 2018 at Cornholio Sound Works in Virginia Beach, Virginia
  • Release date: December 21st, 2018 (2nd studio EP by Blood Feast)
  • Record company: Hells Headbangers Records
  • Production: Adam Tranquilli and CJ Scioscia
  • Album cover art: Drew Elliot
  • Personnel: Adam Kieffer (drums), Tom Lorenzo (bass), Chris Natalini (vocals), CJ Scioscia (guitars), and Adam Tranquilli (guitars) 
  • Guest musician: Shawn Helsel (guitar solo on "Concubine")
  • Musical style: Thrash metal with elements of death metal
  • Sound: Wonderfully aggressive and raw, yet very tight, the band's sound on this EP is classic Blood Feast, but with modern production!  Of the EP, Tranquilli stated: "I felt early on that we should keep the pattern that was set back in the day – an album, followed by an EP with a brand-new track. However, unlike the Face Fate EP, this time, we went with re-recordings rather than remixes for the other tracks. These new studio versions of classic songs from the first two albums mark the recording debut of Adam Kieffer behind the kit and are ferocious beyond words. Plus, having a warts-and-all live track helps convey our live energy, while honoring our fans and friends in Osaka."
  • Major themes: Sex, lust, violence, murder, horror, death, etc.
  • Tracks:   
  1. "Concubine"
  2. "Hunted, Stalked And Slain"
  3. "Darkside"
  4. "Chopping Block Blues"

Brew Info:
  • Brewery: Lewis & Clark Brewing Company (Helena, Montana)
  • Website:
  • Brew: Juicy Obsession Session IPA
  • Style: American India Pale Ale (IPA)
  • Serving: 12 ounce can
  • ABV: 5.0%
  • IBUs: 45
  • Ingredients: 2-Row, Crystal, Wheat, and Munich malts with Mosaic and Citra hops
  • Pour: The Juicy Obsession Session IPA pours a hazy, bright golden-yellow hue with a frothy, 1+ finger, bright white head with great retention and lots of soapy lacing.
  • Nose: The nose is citrusy, fruity, and slightly sweet.  There are aromas of grapefruit, orange zest, tangerine, sweet berries, and soft caramel.
  • Taste: The taste of the Juicy Obsession Session IPA is hoppy, juicy and malty.  There are notes of pink grapefruit juice, tangerine, orange, lime, passion fruit, hints of pink bubblegum, sweet biscuit, and caramel.
  • Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied with moderate carbonation, the mouthfeel of the Juicy Obsession Session IPA is very crisp and juicy, yet smooth with a dry, fairly clean finish.

Overall pairing: The Juicy Obsession Session IPA from Lewis & Clark Brewing Company is a juicy, hoppy, and punchy, yet very drinkable brew... great for the wonderfully entertaining and powerful metal onslaught that is the mighty Blood Feast!  The hoppy elements work great with fiery guitars of Scioscia and Tranquilli and Natalini's brutal vocals, while the malty backbone is great for thunderous rhythm section of Kieffer and Lorenzo!

Cheers!!  Hails!!

P.S. If you haven't done so already, check out my interview with Tom Lorenzo, bassist of Blood Feast!  Here's a link to that video interview in its entirety:

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