Saturday, April 6, 2019

April 6th, 2019 - A Test Phaze From Beyond

Good afternoon headbangers and hopheads!  The Meista here today pairing Massacre's "From Beyond"and a Test Phaze IPA from Uinta Brewing Company!

Album Info:
  • Artist: Massacre
  • Title: "From Beyond"
  • Recorded: March 1991 at Morrisound Recording in Tampa, Florida
  • Release date: July 1st, 1991 (1st full-length studio album by Massacre)
  • Record company: Earache Records
  • Production: Colin Richardson and Massacre
  • Album cover art: Edward J. Repka
  • Personnel: Bill Andrews (drums), Terry Butler (bass), Kam Lee (vocals), and Rick Rozz (guitars)
  • Additional musicians: Walter Trachsler (rhythm guitar)
  • Musical style: Death metal, thrash metal
  • Sound: Fast, aggressive, and brutal as hell, with their debut album, Massacre let the world know that Death and Morbid Angel were not the only heavy hitters of the death metal scene in the early 1990s!  Rozz's straightforward, yet monstorous tremolo riffs are amazing!  Andrews and Butler lay down a savage rhythm!  And Lee's brutal growls are some of the best death metal vocals you will come upon!
  • Major themes: With lots of Lovecraftian interdimensional horror and gore imagery, themes on "From Beyond" include death, terror, fear, evil, darkness, nightmares, demons, monsters, the occult, etc.
  • Tracks:   
  1. "Dawn Of Eternity"
  2. "Cryptic Realms"
  3. "Biohazard"
  4. "Chamber Of Ages"
  5. "From Beyond"
  6. "Defeat Remains"
  7. "Succubus"
  8. "Symbolic Immortality"
  9. "Corpsegrinder"

Brew Info:
  • Brewery: Uinta Brewing Company (Salt Lake City, Utah)
  • Website:
  • Brew: Test Phaze IPA (2019 Limited Release)
  • Style: New England India Pale Ale (NEIPA)
  • Serving: 12 ounce can
  • ABV: 6.5%
  • Pour: The Test Phaze IPA pours a slightly hazy golden-yellow with a 1-finger, bright white head with good retention and soapy lacing.
  • Nose: The nose is very citrusy, fruit, grainy, and floral.  There are aromas of grapefruit, lemon, orange juice, mango, fresh mountain flowers, lemongrass, herbal tea, light pine resin, doughy bread, and crackery biscut.
  • Taste: The taste of the Test Phaze IPA follows the nose with lots of citrus, tropical fruit, crackery grain, and light herbal flavors.  There are notes of juicy pink grapefruit, orange juice, tangerine, mango, pineapple, sourdough bread, crackers, grassy hops, lemon tea, and light pine.
  • Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied with moderate carbonation, the mouthfeel is very crisp, smooth, and juicy with a dry, clean finish.

Overall pairing: The Uinta Test Phaze IPA is a very bright, very flavorful, punchy, and crushable brew that is pefect for throwing back whilst pumping your fists and wrecking your neck to the brutal death metal onslaught that is Massacre's very underrated "From Beyond"!!  'Nuff said!
Cheers and hails!!

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