Friday, August 11, 2023

August 11th, 2023 - Deliver Us From Evil... And Save The Lake!


Hey there metal maniacs and craft beer lovers!  The Meista here on this beautiful, sunny Friday getting the weekend off to the right start by rocking out with a Save The Lake Pilsner from the fine folks at Salt Flats Brewing Company and Warlord's kick-ass first EP, "Deliver Us"!  Hell yeah!

Album Info: 

  • Artist: Warlord
  • Title: "Deliver Us"
  • Recorded: 1981 through 1983 at Sound and Vision Studios
  • Release date: April 1983; reissued September 30th, 2022 (1st EP by Warlord)
  • Record company: Metal Blade Records / High Roller Records
  • Production: William J. Tsamis and Mark Zonder
  • Album cover art: Maureen Marten (artwork) and Diane Kornarens (band logo)
  • Personnel: Damien King (vocals), Destroyer (guitars), The Raven (bass), Sentinel (keyboards), and Thunder Child (drums)
  • Additional musician: Bill Krysler (narration and sound effects on "Black Mass")
  • Musical style: Heavy metal, hard rock
  • Sound: Characterized by killer riffs, crunchy guitars, thumping bass, thunderous drums, and catchy harmonies, the sound on "Deliver Us" is classic early '80s American metal!
  • Major themes: The occult, mythology, evil, darkness, etc.
  • Tracks: 
Chapter I
  1. "Deliver Us From Evil"
  2. "Winter Tears"
  3. "Child Of The Damned"
Chapter II
  1. "Penny For A Poor Man"
  2. "Black Mass"
  3. "Lucifer's Hammer"

Chapter III

  1. "Mrs. Victoria" (from Metal Massacre III)
  2. "Lucifer's Hammer" (early version from Metal Massacre III)

Brew Info:

  • Brewery: Salt Flats Brewing Company (Salt Lake City, Utah)
  • Website:
  • Brew: Save The Lake Pilsner
  • Style: Pilsner
  • Serving: 12 ounce can
  • ABV: 5.0%
  • Pour: The Save The Lake pours a clear golden yellow with a thin, bright white head with good sustain and light lacing.
  • Nose: The nose is bready, malty, grainy, and slightly fruity. There are aromas of bready malts, crackery grains, grassy hops, light lemon, light pear, and soft caramel/toffee.
  • Taste: The taste of the Save The Lake follows the nose with grainy, light, fruity, and malty flavors.  There are notes of crackery biscuit, bready malt, light lemon zest, lemongrass, and sweet toffee.
  • Mouthfeel: Light-bodied and well-carbonated, the mouthfeel is very crisp and smooth with a clean finish.
  • Notes: "This Pilsner is part of a fundraising effort to help save the Great Salt Lake. Having lost half its surface area, the Lake is only replenished by wasted runoff water and droughtless precipitation - both in decline. As a major migratory bird area, home to microbial species and the source of Lake-Effect snow, a dry Lake could expose harmful chemicals to Wasatch Front residents. 5% of proceeds will be donated to local support groups associated with saving our Great Salt Lake."

Overall pairing: The bright, crushable elements of the Salt Flats Save The Lake Pilsner go great with overall metal punch of Warlord's fantastic debut EP, "Deliver Us" while the solid malt backbone goes well with the hard rockin' intensity and power that is and always will be the kick-ass Warlord!


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