Monday, May 27, 2019

May 27th, 2019 - Getting Outta Line To Antagonise

Hello!  The Meista here today getting heavy and aggressive pairing MaYan's brilliant sophomore album "Antagonise" and an Outta Line West Coast India Pale Ale from Rogue Ales!

Album Info:
  • Artist: MaYan
  • Title: "Antagonise" 
  • Recorded: 2013 at Sandlane Recording Facilities in Rijen, The Netherlands
  • Release date: February 4th, 2014 (2nd studio album by MaYan)
  • Record company: Nuclear Blast
  • Production: Joost van den Broek
  • Album cover art: Stefan Heilemann
  • Personnel: Henning Basse (vocals), Jack Driessen (keyboards, orchestration, and backing vocals), Mark Jansen (vocals and orchestration), Laura Macrì (vocals), Frank Schiphorst (guitars), Rob van der Loo (bass), and Ariën van Weesenbeek (drums and backing vocals)
  • Additional musicians: Marcela Bovio (vocals), Isaac Delahaye (acoustic guitar on "Insano"), Floor Jansen (vocals), and Dimitris Katsoulis (violin)
  • Musical style: Melodic death metal, symphonic death metal
  • Sound: Bombastic, complex, symphonic, and angry, the sound on "Antagonise" blends and juxtaposes soaring orchestral movements with powerful death metal aggression!  Whether clean or growling, the vocal performances are stunning, Schiphorst's guitar work is richly textured and fiery fast, Driessen creates an amazing tapestry of complex and intricate keys and orchestration, and van der Loo and van Weesenbeek lay down a driving and triumphant rhythm of crushing power!
  • Major themes: Politically charged, themes on the album include social, political, and religious criticism, spying, greed, rebellion, fighting the power, deception, control, freedom, government overreach, etc.
  • Tracks:   
  1. "Descry" (bonus track)
  2. "Bloodline Forfeit"
  3. "Burn Your Witches"
  4. "Redemption (The Democracy Illusion)"
  5. "National Security Extremism (Part 1: Paladins of Deceit)"
  6. "Lone Wolf"
  7. "Devil In Disguise"
  8. "Insano"
  9. "Human Sacrifice"
  10. "Enemies Of Freedom"
  11. "Capital Punishment"
  12. "National Security Extremism (Part 2: Faceless Spies)"

Brew Info:
  • Brewery: Rogue Ales (Oregon)
  • Website:
  • Brew: Outta Line West Coast India Pale Ale
  • Style: West Coast India Pale Ale (IPA)
  • Serving: 12 ounce can
  • ABV: 6.9%
  • IBUs: 66
  • Ingredients: 2-Row, Munich, GWM Brūmalt, and Wheat Malts, Zeus, Mosaic, Simcoe, and Rogue Farms Rebel hops, Pacman Yeast, and Free Range Coastal Water
  • Pour: The Outta Line pours a clear, copper-amber with a frothy and creamy 2+ finger off-white head with great retention and lots of sticky spider web lacing.
  • Nose: The nose is musty, citrusy, tropical, dank, and sweet.  There are aromas of floral hops, pine resin, grapefruit rind, tangerine, mango, pineapple, sweet caramel/toffee, a hint of honey, and bitter herbs and spices.
  • Taste: Like the nose, the taste of the Outta Line is characterized by sweet malts and dank, earthy hops.  There are notes of sweet caramel/toffee upfront with bold hop flavors of pine, wild flowers, bitter herbs, tea, spices, and light citrus following along with a bitter and slightly boozy finish..
  • Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and moderately-carbonated, the mouthfeel is both crisp and creamy with a dry and bitter finish.
Overall pairing: Brash, flavorful, and aggressive, the Rogue Outta Line is a huge blast of hops and malts... perfect for the sheer power, brutality, brilliance, and melodic death metal prowess of the mighty MaYan!!  'Nuff said!!


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