Friday, July 3, 2020

July 3rd, 2020 - The Primordial Domination Of The Gila Monster Kölsch

Hey there evildoers, headbangers, and craft brew lovers!  Happy Friday!!  The Meista here today getting the holiday weekend off to the right start with a pairing of the kick-ass "Primordial Domination" picture disc vinyl by death metal legends Incantation and a very tasty Gila Monster Kölsch from Roosters Brewing Company!  Hell yeah!

Album Info:
  • Artist: Incantation
  • Title: "Primordial Domination"
  • Recorded: Early 2006 at Mars Recording Studio in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Release date: October 16th, 2006 (7th studio album by Incantation)
  • Record company: Megaforce / Listenable Records
  • Production: Bill Korecky and Incantation
  • Album cover art: Jacek Wiśniewski
  • Personnel: Joe Lombard (bass), John McEntee (guitars and vocals), and Kyle Severn (drums)
  • Musical style: Death metal
  • Sound: One of my favorites by Incantation, this is in-your-face, no-holds-barred, face-melting death metal perfection my friends!  It is incredibly heavy, incredibly aggressive, and infernally brilliant!  
  • Major themes: With lyrics that are short and too the point, yet poignant and powerful, themes on the album include death, evil, darkness, anti-religion, blasphemy, the occult, destruction, etc.
    • Tracks:  
        1. "Primordial Domination"
        2. "The Fallen Priest"
        3. "Dissolute Rule/Begin Apocalypse"
        4. "Hailed Babylon"
        5. "Lead To Desolation"
        6. "Doctrines Of Reproach"
        7. "The Stench Of Crucifixion"
        8. "Extirpated Dominus"
        9. "Conquered God"

          Brew Info:
      • Brewery: Roosters Brewing Company (Ogden, Utah)
      • Website:
      • Brew: Gila Monster Kölsch
      • Style: German Kölsch
      • Serving: 32 ounce crowler can
      • ABV: 5.0% 
      • Pour: The Gila Monster Kölsch pours a bright golden yellow with a frothy, bright white 1+ finger head with good retention and lots of sticky, spider web lacing.
      • Nose: The nose is bready, grassy, grainy, and slightly citrusy.  There are aromas of crackery biscuit, freshly baked sourdough bread, lemongrass, lemon zest, light herbs, a touch of honey, and hop flowers.
      • Taste: The taste of the Gila Monster Kölsch follows the nose with big notes of crackery biscuit, grassy hops, citrus juice, lemon zest, light white pepper, and sourdough bread.
      • Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and well carbonated, the mouthfeel of the Gila Monster Kölsch is very crisp and smooth, with a dry, clean finish.

      Overall pairing: Rather than try to match the unrelenting heaviness of Incantation with a brew, I decided to go with something complimentary, something bright and crisp.  The Gila Monster Kölsch is very crushable and sessionable, yet a very complex and flavorful brew ... a perfect foil to the death metal onslaught that is the mighty Incantation!  'Nuff said!  

      Cheers and hails headbangers!!  Keep it craft and keep it heavy!

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