Friday, September 30, 2022

September 30th, 2022 - By Tomorrow It Will Be Too Late To Pray


Hello there metal maniacs!!  The Meista here today with another great pairing for you... "Too Late To Pray", the killer sophomore album from mighty metal band Tyrant and a crispy and delicious Tomorrow, Next Day Pale Ale from the fine folks at Equilibrium Brewing Company!  Oh, hell yeah!!

Album Info:

  • Artist: Tyrant
  • Title: "Too Late To Pray"
  • Recorded: 1987 at Pacific Sound Studios in Chatsworth, California, Stagg Street Studios in Van Nuys, California, and Preferred Sound Studios in Woodland Hills, California
  • Release date: 1987 (2nd studio album by Tyrant)
  • Record company: Combat Records
  • Production: Bill Metoyer and Tyrant 
  • Album cover art: Glen May (logo design and cover concept)
  • Personnel: G. Stanley Burtis (drums), Glen May (vocals), Greg May (bass guitars), and Rocky Rockwell (acoustic and electric guitars)
  • Guest musician: Don Atlas (keyboards)
  • Musical style: Heavy metal, power metal
  • Sound: "Too Late To Pray" is a powerful, classic heavy metal album with explosive drumming, thunderous bass, blisteringly fast and soaring guitars, and amazing vocals!
  • Major themes: Death, life, religion, mythology, evil, darkness, destruction, rebellion, hope, etc.
  • Tracks: 
  1. "Tyrant's Revelation II"
  2. "Too Late To Pray"
  3. "Beyond The Grave"
  4. "Valley Of Death"
  5. "The Nazarene"
  6. "Bells Of Hades"
  7. "Into The Flames"
  8. "Babylon"
  9. "Verdalack"
  10. "Beginning Of The End"
  11. "Eve Of Destruction"
  12. "Free For A While" (bonus track)
  13. "Leavin'" (bonus track)
  14. "Heavy Steel"
  15. "You Don't Have To Sell Your Soul" (bonus track)
  16. "The Battle of Armageddon '83 " (bonus track)

Brew Info:

  • Brewery: Equilibrium Brewing Company (Middletown, New York)
  • Website:
  • Brew: Tomorrow, Next Day Pale Ale
  • Style: American Pale Ale (APA)
  • Serving: 16 ounce can
  • ABV: 4.0%
  • Ingredients: Citra and Mosaic hops and oats
  • Pour: The Tomorrow, Next Day Pale Ale pours a very hazy, bright yellow with a frothy, bright white, 2+ finger head with great sustain and lots of sudsy, sticky, and layered lacing.
  • Nose: The nose is characterized by citrusy, fruity, grainy, and more subtle sweetness.  There are aromas of grapefruit rind, orange juice, tangerine, lemon zest, crackery grains, summer grass, and soft caramel.
  • Taste: The taste of the Tomorrow, Next Day Pale Ale follows the nose with lots of citrus, tropical fruit, and more subtle bready flavors.  There are notes of tangerine, orange juice and zest, pineapple, light strawberry, crackery biscuit, and softer toffee notes.
  • Mouthfeel: Light to medium-bodied with moderate carbonation, the mouthfeel is very crisp, refreshing, and juicy with a dry, slightly bitter, yet clean finish.

Overall pairing: The hoppy complexity and drinkability of the Tomorrow, Next Day Pale Ale from Equilibrium Brewing is perfect for the driving power and sheer metal joy that Tyrant conveys on the most excellent "Too Late To Pray"!  I cannot think of anything I'd rather be doing right now than rockin' out to Tyrant and sipping a tasty brew!!

And if you haven't done so already, check out my interview with Tyrant bassist and founding member Greg May here: 


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