Friday, March 29, 2019

March 29th, 2019 - The Aqua Dementia Of Astral Necromancy

Hello and happy Friday evildoers and craft beer lovers!  The Meista here welcoming the weekend with a pairing of the amazing "Astral Necromancy" by Seattle black metal band Hoth and a delicious Aqua Dementia 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: Hoth
  • Title: "Astral Necromancy"
  • Recorded: 2015 through 2018 in Seattle, Washington
  • Release date: June 15th, 2018 (3rd full-length studio album by Hoth)
  • Record company: Epicurus Records
  • Production: Hoth
  • Album cover art: Dusty Peterson
  • Personnel: David Dees and Eric Peters (all instruments and vocals)
  • Musical style: Melodic black metal, melodic death metal, folk metal
  • Sound: Cold, atmospheric, black as hell, and darkly complex, Hoth's sound on "Astral Necromancy" is steeped in classic black metal with elements of death metal and folk metal.  It is tighter than previous albums, yet still feels fresh and raw.  Wonderfully executed tremolo guitars, brutal blast beats, and screeching vocals or foiled by soaring and atmospheric keys, soaring and melodic guitar solos, and beautiful acoustic guitar interludes.
  • Major themes: A cryptic concept album about a necromancer (some speculate that the necromancer is  Darth Plagueis of Star Wars, but this is unconfirmed), themes on the album include mortality, defeating death, darkness, the occult, black magic, disorder, evil, isolation, etc.
  • Tracks:   
  1. "Vengeance"
  2. "The Living Dreams Of A Dead God"
  3. "The Horrid Truth"
  4. "Passage Into Entropy"
  5. "Citadel Of The Necromancer"
  6. "Ad Inane Precatio"
  7. "The Gathering Of The Accursed Artifacts"
  8. "Ascension"
  9. "Journey Into The Eternal Winter"
  10. "The Void Between Stars"
  11. "Solitude"

Brew Info:
  • Brewery: TRVE Brewing Company (Denver, Colorado)
  • Website:
  • Brew: Aqua Dementia
  • Style: Belgian Saison/ Farmhouse 
  • Serving: 12 ounce bottle
  • ABV: 5.2%
  • Pour: The Aqua Dementia pours a very hazy, bright golden-yellow with frothy, bright white head that dissipates fairly quickly, leaving only a thin ring with virtually no lacing.
  • Nose: The nose is fruity, citrusy, herbal, and funky.  There are aromas of grapefuit rind, lime, pear, sage, light rosemary, dried apricot, Brett, wet horse blanket, and leather.
  • Taste: The taste of the Aqua Dementia is tangy, fruity, citrusy, grainy, and funky.  There are notes of pear juice, lime juice, dried apricot, chardonnay, light cereal grain, and barnyard funk. 
  • Mouthfeel: Light to medium in body and well carbonated, the mouthfeel is crisp, frothy, and tangy with a semi-dry finish.
Overall pairing: The Aqua Dementia from TRVE Brewing is a bright, complex, flavorful, and very funky brew, which makes for a great pairing to the chaotic and aggressive intricacies of the brilliant"Astral Necromancy"!  'Nuff said!

Cheers and hails!!

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