Saturday, April 18, 2020

April 18th, 2020 - The Third Lucifer And The Second Delmar

Hello and happy Saturday evil-doers! The Meista here today getting heavy, dark, and a little evil with "Lucifer III", the latest album from doomy rockers Lucifer and a Jesse Delmar Barrel Aged Imperial Stout from TF Brewing Company!

Album Info:
  • Artist: Lucifer
  • Title: "Lucifer III"
  • Recorded: 2019 at Honk Studios in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Release date: March 20th, 2020 (3rd album by Lucifer)
  • Record company: Century Media Records
  • Production: Johanna Sadonis
  • Album cover art: Johanna Sadonis (art direction)
  • Personnel: Nicke Andersson (drums), Linus Björklund (lead guitars), Harald Göthblad (bass), Martin Nordin (guitars), and Johanna Sadonis (vocals)
  • Musical style: Hard rock, stoner rock, doom metal with elements of rock and roll, blues rock, psychedelia, and folk rock
  • Sound: With a heavy dose of early 1970s hard rock and proto-metal (influence from Black Sabbath, Blue Öyster Cult, Deep Purple, Fleetwood Mac, and Steppenwolf), "Lucifer III" is a little brighter and maybe more up-key than their debut album, yet it still lays down that hard-hitting, heavy as hell musical journey Lucifer is known for!  Sadonis' vocals are pure, occult magic (hauntingly soulfully and emotionally beautiful)!  And the band lays down the heaviest of the heavy with style, intensity, and panache!
  • Major themes: Life, death, darkness, desire, reality, dreams, ghosts, mythology, etc.
  • Tracks:   
  1. "Ghosts"
  2. "Midnight Phantom"
  3. "Leather Demon"
  4. "Lucifer"
  5. "Pacific Blues"
  6. "Coffin Fever"
  7. "Flanked By Snakes"
  8. "Stay Astray"
  9. "Cemetery Eyes"

Brew Info:
  • Brewery: TF Brewing (Salt Lake City, Utah) 
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  • Brew: Jesse Delmar Barrel Aged Imperial Stout
  • Style: Imperial Stout
  • Serving: 16 ounce can
  • ABV: 12.0%
  • Pour: The Delmar pours a very black (ink black) with a huge, billowing, rocky and creamy light mocha head with great retention and lots of sticky, intricate lacing throughout.
  • Nose: The nose is earthy, chocolaty, rich, malty, and rather boozy.  There are aromas of freshly ground dark roasted coffee beans, dark chocolate, cocoa, heavily roasted malts, boozy bourbon, oak, light soy sauce, and burnt toffee.
  • Taste: The taste is characterized by rich, earthy, malty, and rather boozy flavors.  There are big notes of bourbon, baker's dark chocolate, espresso, molasses, hearty dark breads, caramel, burnt toffee, and a hint of soy sauce.
  • Mouthfeel: Full-bodied with low carbonation, the mouthfeel is thick, creamy, and velvety with a very dry, boozy, and slightly bitter finish.

Overall pairing: The TF Brewing Jesse Delmar Barrel Aged Imperial Stout is a decadent and wonderfully complex brew... perfect for the heavy-hitting, fist-pumping, head-banging stoner goodness of Lucifer's "Lucifer III)!!  Those rich, boozy, and earthy flavors really bring out the sludgy, doomy, rockin' '70s sound of Lucifer, while the sweeter chocolate notes and silkiness of the mouthfeel is perfect for the sensuous and slightly sultry vocals of Ms. Sardonis!

Prost!!  Hails Lucifer!!

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