Tuesday, November 8, 2022

November 8th, 2022 - A C-Note Of Contempt


Good evening and hails headbangers and hopheads!  The Meista here tonight rocking out to "Cycle Of Contempt," the killer 9th album from Canadian thrash metal monsters Razor with a tasty and hoppy C-Note Pale Ale from my friends at Fisher Brewing Company!!  Hell yeah!

Album Info:

  • Artist: Razor
  • Title: "Cycle Of Contempt"
  • Recorded: December 2019 through December 2021 at Upper Hand Studio in Guelph, Ontario, Canada and H.M. Studio in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
  • Release date: September 23rd, 2022 (9th studio album by Razor)
  • Record company: Relapse Records
  • Production: Dave Carlo
  • Album cover art: Jan "Örkki" Yrlund 
  • Personnel: Mike Campagnolo (bass), Dave Carlo (guitars), Rider Johnson (drums), Bob Reid (vocals)
  • Additional musicians: Mike Carlo (lead guitar on "Setup"), Brad Gibb (backing vocals), Danko Jones (vocals on "Crossed"), M-Bro (backing vocals), and Rob Urbinati (vocals on "Crossed")
  • Musical style: Thrash metal, speed metal
  • Sound: Featuring the fiery riffing Carlo is known for along with Campagnolo's thunderous bass, Reid's powerful vocals, and Rider completely destroying the skins, the sound on "Cycle Of Contempt" is pure Razor... unadulterated thrashing insanity!!
  • Major themes: Violence, hate, society, chaos, rage, bitterness, destruction, power, death, etc.
  • Tracks: 
  1. "Flames Of Hatred"
  2. "Jabroni"
  3. "Off My Meds"
  4. "A Bitter Pill"
  5. "Crossed"
  6. "First Rate Hate"
  7. "Cycle Of Contempt"
  8. "Setup"
  9. "Punch Your Face In"
  10. "All Fist Fighting"
  11. "Darkness Falls"
  12. "King Shit"

Brew Info:

  • Brewery: Fisher Brewing Company (Salt Lake City, Utah)
  • Website: http://www.fisherbeer.com/
  • Brew: C-Note Pale Ale
  • Style: American Pale Ale (APA)
  • Serving: 32 ounce crowler can
  • ABV: 5.0%
  • IBUs: 50 
  • Ingredients: 100% Centennial hops
  • Pour: The C-Note Pale Ale pours a hazy, dark copper-amber hue with a creamy, off-white, 1+ finger head with great sustain and lots of sudsy, sticky, and layered lacing.
  • Nose: The nose is characterized by citrus, floral and herbal hops, and more subtle sweeter malts.  There are aromas of toasted barley, grapefruit rind, tangerine, pine resin, wildflowers, a hint of wild onion, and sweet caramel.
  • Taste: The taste of the C-Note Pale Ale follows the nose with lots of citrus, earthy, and herbal flavors along with more subtle sweet malts.  There are notes of grapefruit, tangerine, orange pith, black tea, pine, crackery biscuit, and soft caramel.
  • Mouthfeel: Medium to full-bodied with moderate carbonation, the mouthfeel is crisp with a dry, slightly bitter finish.

Overall pairing: The crisp and punchy flavors of Fisher's C-Note Pale Ale are perfect for the hard-hitting, straight-forward thrash metal punch that is Razor's latest ass-kicker!  It's that hoppy and assertive flavor that works so well with "Cycle Of Contempt"!  'Nuff Said!

And if you haven't done so already, please make sure to check out my interview with Rider Johnson here: https://youtu.be/YNqeI6eiZe4 


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