Monday, May 30, 2022

May 30th, 2022 - If It's The End Of A Legend, You're Gonna Need A Radeberger!


Guten abend!  Happy Sunday!  Your heavy metal drinking buddy the Meista here today pairing "Heresy II: End Of A Legend", the most recent album and follow-up to 1990's "Heresy" by German thrashers Paradox and a crisp and delicious Radeberger Pilsner froRadeberger Gruppe KG!  Hell yes!

Album Info:

  • Artist: Paradox
  • Title: "Heresy II: End Of A Legend"
  • Recorded: 2021 at MordorSounds Studio in Veitsbronn, Germany
  • Release date: September 24th, 2021 (8th studio album by Paradox)
  • Record company: AFM Records
  • Production: Charly Steinhauer
  • Album cover art: Travis Smith
  • Personnel: Alex Blaha (drums), Olly Keller (bass), Christian Münzner (lead guitars), and Charly Steinhauer (guitars and lead vocals)
  • Musical style: Power metal, thrash metal, speed metal
  • Sound: Richly melodic, yet aggressively driving, Paradox wonderfully blends German power metal with speed and thrash! It is a testament to the musical prowess of Paradox and Steinhauer's vision and songwriting skills.  
  • Major themes: A concept album about the Albigensian Crusade and the remaining members of the defeated Cathars, themes on the album include death, war, violence, survival, religion, belief, heresy, sacred artifacts, passion, etc.
  • Tracks: 
  1. "Escape From The Burning"
  2. "Mountains And Caves"
  3. "The Visitors"
  4. "Children Of A Virgin"
  5. "Journey Into Fear"
  6. "Burying A Treasure"
  7. "A Meeting Of Minds"
  8. "Priestly Vows"
  9. "Unholy Conspiracy"
  10. "A Man Of Sorrow (Prologue)"
  11. "A Man Of Sorrow"
  12. "The Great Denial"
  13. "End Of A Legend"

Brew Info:

  • Brewery: Radeberger Gruppe KG (Frankfurt, Germany)
  • Website:
  • Brew: Radeberger Pilsner 
  • Style: German Pilsner 
  • Serving: 16 ounce can
  • ABV: 4.8%
  • IBUs: 33
  • Pour: The Radeberger Pilsner pours a clear, bright yellow hue with a billowy, bright white, 2+ head with great retention and lots of sticky, soapy lacing.
  • Nose: The nose is malty, bready, grassy, and slightly sweet.  There are aromas of bready dough, malted barley, lemon zest, light herbs, fresh hay, and sweet biscuit.
  • Taste: The taste of the Radeberger Pilsner is a balanced blend of malty sweetness, crackery grains, and grassy hops.  There are notes of hearty malted barley, sourdough, lemon zest, hay, and light German hops and low bitterness. 
  • Mouthfeel: Light to medium-bodied with moderate carbonation, the mouthfeel is smooth, crisp,  and very drinkable with a dry, clean finish.

Overall pairing: The bready, malty, slightly sweet flavors and aromas of the Radeberger Pilsner is a great brew to enjoy whilst rocking out to the metal grooves, melodies, and harmonies of the mighty Paradox and their very wonderful "Heresy II: End Of A Legend" album!  'Nuff said!

Prost!!  Rock on!!

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