Friday, August 4, 2023

August 4th 2023 - Rolling Forward To Termination Like A 10 Ton Truck!


Good evenin' evil-doers and hopheads! The Meista here tonight getting heavy and aggressive with the infernal metal juggernaut that is Sacrifice's "Forward To Termination" and a very punchy and hoppy 10 Ton Truck West Coast IPA from SaltFire Brewing Company!  Hell yeah!

Album Info: 

  • Artist: Sacrifice
  • Title: "Forward To Termination"
  • Recorded: February through April 1987 at Grant Avenue Studio in Toronto, Canada
  • Release date: October 12th, 1987 (2nd full-length studio release by Sacrifice)
  • Record company: Diabolic Force / Metal Blade Records / High Roller Records
  • Production: Brian Taylor
  • Album cover art: David McGregor
  • Personnel: Joe Rico (guitars), Gus Pynn (drums and percussion), Rob Urbinati (guitars and vocals), and Scott Watts (bass)
  • Musical style: Thrash metal
  • Sound: Fast-paced, aggressive, yet complex, "Forward To Termination" definitely packs a metal punch!  It is pure, high-octane thrash, filled with killer riffs and lots of fist-pumping rhythms. 
  • Major themes: Anger, rage, death, terror, pain, conflict, anxiety, rebellion, insanity, isolation, death, etc.
  • Tracks:
  1. "Forward To Termination"
  2. "Terror Strikes"
  3. "Re-Animation"
  4. "Afterlife"
  5. "Flames Of Armageddon"
  6. "The Entity"
  7. "Forever Enslaved"
  8. "Cyanide"
  9. "Light Of The End"
  10. "Pyrokinesis"

Brew Info:

  • Brewery: SaltFire Brewing Company (Salt Lake City, Utah)
  • Website:
  • Brew: 10 Ton Truck West Coast IPA 
  • Style: American India Pale Ale (IPA)
  • Serving: 16 ounce can
  • ABV: 7.0%
  • Pour: The 10 Ton Truck pours a clear, golden yellow hue with a billowy, bright white, 2-finger head with great retention and lots of sticky, intricate lacing.
  • Nose: The nose is floral, earthy, citrusy, and slightly malty.  There are aromas of wet pine needles, wildflowers, grapefruit rind, orange zest, and soft caramel.
  • Taste: The taste of the 10 Ton Truck is a classic blend of earthy, citrusy, herbal, and malty flavors.  There are notes of pine resin, grapefruit, tangerine, orange pith, herbal tea, light caramel/toffee, and a hint of white pepper in the finish.  
  • Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied with moderate carbonation, the mouthfeel is crisp and clean with a dry, slightly bitter finish.

Overall pairing: The SaltFire 10 Ton Truck is a classic, complex, punchy, yet crushable brew... great for the metal intensity that is Sacrifice's amazing "Forward to Termination"!  Those biting hop notes go great with overall power and intensity of the album while the sweeter malt notes go great with the soaring guitar work!  'Nuff said!

Make sure to check out my interview with Sacrifice drummer Gus Pynn here: 

Cheers!!  Hails!!

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