Friday, November 29, 2019

November 29th, 2019 - The Birth Of An Outlaw's Violence

Good afternoon and happy Black Friday!  The Meista here today on this cold, snowy day getting dark and brooding with a pairing of Chelsea Wolfe's "Birth Of Violence" and The Outlaw Milk Stout from Great Basin Brewing Company!

Album Info:
  • Artist: Chelsea Wolfe
  • Title: "Birth Of Violence"
  • Recorded: 2019 at Wolfe's home in Northern California
  • Release date: September 13th, 2019 (6th studio album by Chelsea Wolfe)
  • Record company: Sargent House Records
  • Production: Ben Chisholm and Chelsea Wolfe
  • Album cover art: John Crawford (art direction and photography) and Nona Limmen (photography)
  • Personnel: Chelsea Wolf (vocals and acoustic guitar) with Ezra Buchla (viola), Ben Chisholm (bass, guitar, mandolin, synthesizer, piano, and programming), and Jess Gowrie (drums)
  • Musical style: Folk withe elements of goth metal and doom metal
  • Sound: Dark and dramatic, "Birth Of Violence" is an emotionally powerful, bleakly mesmerizing album of sheer dark beauty and brilliance!  Wolfe's vocals are hauntingly amazing, honest, and intense, blending perfectly with her folky acoustic guitar work and Chisholm's keys, bass, and mandolin!   
  • Major themes: Death, life, love, loss, pain, isolation, darkness, dreams, violence, rock and roll, etc.
  • Tracks:   
  1. "The Mother Road"
  2. "American Darkness"
  3. "Birth Of Violence"
  4. "Deranged For Rock & Roll"
  5. "Be All Things"
  6. "Erde"
  7. "When Anger Turns To Honey"
  8. "Dirt Universe"
  9. "Little Grave"
  10. "Preface To A Dream Play"
  11. "Highway"
  12. "The Storm"

    Brew Info:
  • Brewery: Great Basin Brewing Company (Sparks, Nevada)
  • Website:
  • Brew: The Outlaw Milk Stout
  • Style: Milk Stout
  • Serving: 12 ounce bottle
  • ABV: 4.9%      
  • IBUs: 20
  • Ingredients: Roasted barley, caramel malt, and rolled oats
  • Pour: The Outlaw pours a nearly jet black hue with flecks of red when held to light with a firm, yet thin deep mocha head that dissipates quickly, leaving on a tiny ring
  • Nose: The nose is roasty, earthy, chocolaty, sweet, and creamy.  There are aromas of vanilla bean, dark chocolate, molasses, fresh brewed coffee, and a hint of licorice with more subtle aromas of fresh cream, burnt toffee, oats, barley, and espresso.
  • Taste: The taste of The Outlaw is earthy, roasty, chocolaty, sweet, creamy and rich.  There are notes of creamy vanilla, bittersweet dark chocolate, fresh cream, milk sugar, marshmallow, cocoa, light coffee, and toffee/caramel.
  • Mouthfeel: Full-bodied with very low carbonation, the mouthfeel of The Outlaw is thick, silky, and smooth with a dry, sweet finish.

Overall pairing: The bold, complex, earthy, and sweet aromas and flavors of Great Basin's The Outlaw Milk Stout is the perfect brew for the dark, bleak beauty of Chelsea Wolfe's brilliant "Birth Of Violence"!  'Nuff said!

Cheers!!  Keep it heavy and keep it craft!

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