Thursday, January 25, 2024

January 25th, 2024 - Perchance To Dream of Resurrecting the Insurgence


Hey there headbangers and hop freaks!  Your drinking buddy the Meista here with another killer pairing for ya!  Today, I'm pairing "Resurrect The Insurgence", the 5th album by progressive / power metal band Katagory V with a delicious and very juicy To Dream NE-Style Hazy India Pale Ale from the fine folks at Revision Brewing Company!  

Album Info:

  • Artist: Katagory V
  • Title: "Resurrect The Insurgence"
  • Recorded: April through December 2010 at The Kave Studios in Midvale, Utah
  • Release date: May 1st, 2015 and re-released October 27th, 2023 (5th full-length studio album by Katagory V)
  • Record company: Metallic Blue Records / Rewind Records
  • Production: Dustin Mitchell
  • Album cover art: Matthew "Bizzaro" LeFevre (cover art) 
  • Personnel: Marc Hanson (guitars), Kris Krompel (guitars), Matthew "Bizzaro" LeFevre (drums), Dustin Mitchell (bass), and Albert Rybka (lead and backing vocals)
  • Guest musicians: Shane Provstgaard, Norman Skinner, and John Yelland (backing vocals as the "Kata-Choir")
  • Musical style: Heavy metal, progressive metal, power metal
  • Sound: With soaring vocals and guitars, a thunderous rhythm section, and intricate, yet engaging melodies, the sound on "Resurrect The Insurgence" is emotive, passionate, and complex... and definitely rockin'!
  • Major themes: Life, relationships, love, sex, loss, deception, rebellion, change, etc.
  • Tracks: 
  1. "Ascension"
  2. "Crash Down"
  3. "Sinister Seduction"
  4. "Far Too Long"
  5. "My Insurrection"
  6. "Get Awesome"
  7. "Sins Of The Son"
  8. "I Am Change"
  9. "The Search For Control"
  10. "Writings On The Wall"
  11. "Dark Side"
  12. "I've Moved On"

Brew Info:

  • Brewery: Revision Brewing Company (Sparks, Nevada)
  • Website:
  • Brew: To Dream NE-Style Hazy India Pale Ale 
  • Style: New England-style Hazy India Pale Ale (NEIPA)
  • Serving: 16 ounce can
  • ABV: 7.0%
  • IBUs: 35
  • Ingredients: Samba hops
  • Pour: The To Dream pours a very hazy golden-yellow hue with a frothy, bright white, 1+ finger head with great retention and lots of sudsy, sticky lacing.
  • Nose: The nose is very citrusy and tropical with more subtle floral and malt elements.  There are aromas of orange juice, tangerine, peach, apricot, pineapple, bright mango, melon, wildflowers, and soft caramel/toffee.
  • Taste: Hop-forward and very juicy, the taste of the To Dream is citrusy, fruity, and slightly sweet.  There are notes of candied oranges, orange juice, tangerine, kiwi, peach, mango, pineapple, guava, and light honey
  • Mouthfeel: Medium to full-bodied with moderate carbonation, the mouthfeel is very crisp and very juicy, yet smooth and creamy with a dry, slightly sweet finish.

Overall pairing: The Revision Brewing To Dream is a juicy and bright brew... a great brew for the progressive and heavy stylings of Katagory V on their excellent "Resurrect The Insurgence" album!  And the beer label and album art cover look great together as well!  'Nuff said!


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