Saturday, March 23, 2019

March 23rd, 2019 - A Chaotic And Red Hunt For White Christ

God kväll evildoers and craft beer lovers!  The Meista here pairing "The Hunt For White Christ", the latest from Swedish death metal monsters Unleashed and a Red Chaos from TRVE Brewing Company, "Denver's true heavy metal brewery"!  This pairing goes out to my friends Jason and Sonia!  Thanks for the great beers guys!!  Cheers!!

Album Info:
  • Artist: Unleashed
  • Title: "The Hunt For White Christ"
  • Recorded: April through May 2018 at Chrome Studios in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Release date: October 26th, 2018 (13th studio album from Unleashed)
  • Record company: Napalm Records
  • Production: Fredrik Folkare
  • Album cover art: Pär Olofsson
  • Personnel: Fredrik Folkare (guitars), Johnny Hedlund (bass and vocals), Tomas Olsson (guitars), and Anders Schultz (drums)
  • Musical style: Death metal
  • Sound: Sonically with blistering tremolo guitar riffing, thunderous blast beats and bass, and brutal vocals!  It is heavy as hell, yet wonderfully melodic!
  • Major themes: ""The Hunt for White Christ" is the fourth album in the continued story line of the World of Odalheim and their Midgard warriors – a story authored by Johnny Hedlund himself, comprising of the past, present, and what Hedlund’s deems as the future of the Viking traditions and values."  Themes include Viking folklore and history, mythology, war, vengeance, violence, power, etc.
  • Tracks:   
  1. "Lead Us Into War"
  2. "You Will Fall"
  3. "Stand Your Ground"
  4. "Gram"
  5. "Terror Christ"
  6. "They Rape The Land"
  7. "The City Of Jorsala Shall Fall"
  8. "The Hunt For White Christ"
  9. "Vidaurgelmthul"
  10. "By The Western Wall"
  11. "Open To All The World" 

Brew Info:
  • Brewery: TRVE Brewing Company (Denver, Colorado)
  • Website:
  • Brew: Red Chaos
  • Style: American Wild Ale / Farmhouse 
  • Serving: 12 ounce bottle
  • ABV: 5.0%
  • Ingredients: Golden Mixed Culture Ale aged on Colorado Montmorency Cherries
  • Pour: The Red Chaos pours a very hazy, peeled grape-red with a thin, bubbly light pink head that dissipates quickly and leaves virtually no lacing.
  • Nose: The nose is fruity, citrusy, tart, and funky.  There are aromas of cherry juice, cherry pie, lactic acid, Brett, light red wine vinegar, band aids, wet horse blanket, and leather.
  • Taste: The taste of the Red Chaos is tart, tangy, fruity, grainy, and funky.  There are notes of tart cherries, cherry juice, cherry jam, lemon juice, red wine vinegar, grapes, funk, and an ever so slight hint of raisin. 
  • Mouthfeel: Light to medium in body and well carbonated, the mouthfeel is crisp, tart, with a dry, lip-puckering finish.
Overall pairing: The Red Chaos from TRVE Brewing is a bright, tart, and very funky brew, which makes a great foil to the chaotic, aggression of "The Hunt For White Christ"!  'Nuff said!

Skål and hails!!

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