Thursday, November 28, 2019

November 28th, 2019 - Respect The Steel, Respect The Schwarzbier

Guten tag and happy Thanksgiving to all my fellow Americans!  The Meista here getting heavy and aggressive with "VII: Respect The Steel", the latest metal compilation album of songs by various bands put together by METALMESSAGE, a German PR firm and a delicious Schwarzbier from Desert Edge Brewery!

Album Info:
  • Artist: Various
  • Title: "VII: Respect The Steel"
  • Recorded: 2019 at various locations around the globe including Germany, Italy, Switzerland, and the United States
  • Release date: October 14th, 2019 (7th release by METALMESSAGE)
  • Record company: Independent
  • Production: Markus Eck
  • Album cover art: Dusan Markovic
  • Personnel: various - see song list for band names
  • Musical style: Death metal, black metal, groove metal, power metal, heavy metal, folk metal, Viking metal, pagan metal
  • Sound: Aggressive, melodic, epic, and richly textured, the songs on "VII: Respect The Steel" represent some of the best underground extreme and folk metal out there today!
  • Major themes: Mythology, war, death, evil, darkness, the occult, pagan ideology, warriors, might, valor, power, etc.
  • Notes: Check out METALMESSAGE at and stream/download this killer album at!
  • Tracks:   
  1. "Down The White Waters" - Ash Of Ashes
  2. "Blood Must Have Blood" - Hell's Guardian
  3. "Burst The Curse" - Invictus
  4. "War Of The Wolves" - Reverend Hound
  5. "Sinister Thoughts" - Dawn Ahead
  6. "Nachtmahr" - Wolves Den
  7. "Diethanasia" - Aftermath
  8. "Within the Depths Of Oblivion" - Ontborg
  9. "Sick Society" - Hollowed
  10. "Mirror" - Misanthropia
  11. "Leviathan" - Atrium Noctis
  12. "Blick aus Eis" - Hangatyr
  13. "The Death Of A Warrior" - Forge

    Brew Info:
  • Brewery: Desert Edge Brewery (Salt Lake City, Utah)
  • Website:
  • Brew: Schwarzbier
  • Style: German Schwarzbier / Black Lager
  • Serving: 16 ounce glass off the tap
  • ABV: 4.7%
  • IBUs: 20
  • Ingredients: Pale, Munich, Caramel 45, Chocolate, and Carafa Special malts with Hallertaur hops and German Lager yeast
  • Pour: The Schwarzbier pours a deep, dark ruby-brown (almost black) with a creamy, 1+ finger, light beige head with great retention and soapy lacing.
  • Nose: The nose is roasty, toasty, malty, slightly smoky, and slightly sweet. There are aromas of freshly baked multi-grain bread, light coffee, a hint of dark chocolate, light liquid smoke, and a hint of soft caramel.
  • Taste: The taste of the Schwarzbier follows the nose with roasty, toasty, malty, and smoky flavors.  There are notes of dark-toasted hearty bread, dark roasted malts, walnut, light coffee, smoky oak, and soft toffee.
  • Mouthfeel: Medium in body and moderately carbonated, the mouthfeel is smooth, creamy, hearty, and slightly smoky with a dry, clean finish.

Overall pairing: The malty and smoky flavors and aromas of the Desert Edge Schwarzbier are perfect for the rich aggression, power, mythology, and depth of the amazing "VII: Respect The Steel" compilation album from METALMESSAGE!  For an evening of kickass metal and , I highly recommend both the brew and the album!
Skål!!  Prost!!  Salute!!  HAILS!!

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