Tuesday, September 29, 2015

September 29th, 2015 - Boo Koo Resolution

Good evening!  Your drinking buddy the Meista here tonight getting pissed with a Boo Koo India Pale Ale from Mother Earth Brewing Company and Lamb Of God's "Resolution"!  Hell yeah!!

Album Info:
  • Artist: Lamb Of God
  • Title: "Resolution"
  • Recorded: February 2011 through May 2011 at Spin Recording Studios, New York City, New York, Studio Barbarosa, Port Hayward, Virginia, and New England School of Communications, Bangor, Maine
  • Release date: January 24th, 2012 (7th studio album by Lamb Of God)
  • Record company: Epic/Roadrunner
  • Production: Josh Wilbur
  • Album cover art: K3n Adams, Dustin Couch, and Brian Feeley
  • Personnel: Chris Adler (drums), Willie Adler (guitars), Randy Blythe (vocals), John Campbell (bass), and Mark Morton (guitars)
  • Additional musicians: Bryan Crook (orchestration on "King Me") and Amanda Munton (vocals on "King Me")
  • Musical style: A wonderfully brutal blend of groove metal, thrash metal, death metal, and hardcore punk
  • Sound: Incredibly powerful, incredibly raw, the sound on "Resolution" is some of the most aggressive metal out there!  C. Adler's drumming is rapid machine gun fire while the guitar and bass work of W. Adler, Campbell, and Morton is face melting beauty, and Blythe's vocals will tear at your very soul!
  • Major themes: Aggression, anger, justice, vengeance, revolution, dissolution, power, etc.
  • Tracks: 
  1. "Straight For The Sun"
  2. "Desolation"
  3. "Ghost Walking"
  4. "Guilty"
  5. "The Undertow"
  6. "The Number Six"
  7. "Barbarosa"
  8. "Invictus"
  9. "Cheated"
  10. "Insurrection"
  11. "Terminally Unique"
  12. "To The End"
  13. "Visitation"
  14. "King Me"
Brew Info:
  • Brewery: Mother Earth Brewing Company (Vista, California)
  • Website: http://www.motherearthbrewco.com/
  • Brew: Boo Koo India Pale Ale
  • Style: American India Pale Ale (IPA)
  • Serving: 22 ounce bottle
  • ABV: 6.5%
  • IBUs: 65
  • Ingredients: Pilsen grain and Mosaic hops
  • Pour: Pale golden-orange with a 1 finger, creamy head that dissipate to a snowy cap with good lacing.
  • Nose: The nose is a really nice, well-balanced blend of citrus, tropical fruit, big pine resin, and grassy hops.  There are aromas of pink grapefruit, mango, tangerine, cracker, subtle caramel, and spicy herbs.
  • Taste: Like the nose, the flavors in this beaucoup IPA are characterized by lots of foresty pine, cedar, citrus (pink grapefruit, orange zest, tangerine, and lemon), mango, pineapple, peppery spice, and earthy and grassy herbs.
  • Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied with moderate carbonation, the foamy mouthfeel is creamy, yet crisp and refreshing with a dry, slightly bitter finish.
Overall pairing: I'm not sure if there are many brews out there that can truly compliment the brutal, aggressive, and in-your-face nature of Lamb Of God's "Resolution", but Boo Koo India Pale Ale from Mother Earth Brewing Company does a great job of keeping a steady pace.  The piney, punchy, bitter flavors of the Boo Koo work well with the overall feel of the album, while the fruitier and maltier flavors go with the complexity of guitar work and Blythe's very honest, very real lyrics!


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