Tuesday, May 31, 2022

May 31st, 2022 - Conjuring ZoZo's Sacraments Of Descension


Good evening head-bangers, craft brew freaks, and evil-doers! Your drinking buddy the Meista here tonight getting heavy with "Sacraments Of Descension" by Perdition Temple and a bold and boozy ZoZo Pastry Stout from T.F. Brewing Company!  Hell yes!

Album Info: 

  • Artist: Perdition Temple
  • Title: "Sacraments Of Descension"
  • Recorded: September and October 2019 at Audial Warfarein Riverview, Florida, Very Metal Sound in Olathe, Kansas, and M.A.D.F. Studios 
  • Release date: March 27th, 2020 (3rd full-length studio album by Perdition Temple)
  • Record company: Hells Headbangers Records
  • Production: Jarrett Pritchard and Perdition Temple
  • Album cover art: Daniel Corcuera
  • Personnel: Alex Blume (bass), Gene Palubicki (guitars and vocals), and Ronnie Parmer (drums)
  • Musical style: Death metal with elements of black metal
  • Sound: Heavy and aggressive as hell, with their 3rd album, Perdition Temple lays down some of their best tracks to date!  As with anything Palubicki writes, the album is filled with killer riffs, powerful rhythms, and infernal growls and though-provoking lyrics!  Absolutely stellar!
  • Major themes: Death, the occult, evil, darkness, horror, violence, war, anti-religion, etc.
  • Tracks: 
  1. "Nemesis Obsecration"
  2. "Desolation Usurper"
  3. "Eternal Mountain"
  4. "Devil's Countess"
  5. "Crypts Of Massacre"
  6. "Carnal Harvest"
  7. "Red Reaping"
  8. "Antichrist"

Brew Info:

  • Brewery: T.F. Brewing Company (Salt Lake City, Utah)
  • Website: https://www.tfbrewing.com/
  • Brew: ZoZo Pastry Stout
  • Style: Imperial Pastry Stout
  • Serving: 16 ounce can
  • ABV: 12.2%
  • Ingredients: Pastry stout made with Columbus hops, banana, hazelnut, and toasted coconut and aged in High West Bourbon barrels
  • Pour: The ZoZo Pastry Stout pours a deep, dark brown (almost ink black) with a billowy and creamy mocha head that dissipates to a thin, yet sustained ring with sticky lacing.
  • Nose: The nose is rich, chocolaty, sweet, malty, and boozy. There are aromas of fresh banana, dark chocolate, cocoa, freshly baked chocolate brownies, toasted coconut, marshmallow, light cream, roasted malts, roasted hazelnuts, a hint of espresso, bourbon, oak, and sweet toffee.
  • Taste: The taste of the ZoZo Pastry Stout follows the nose with lots of complex, rich, roasty, boozy, and sweet flavors.  There are notes of bananas foster, brownie batter, toasted coconut, cacao nibs, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, dark roasted coffee, dark toasted malts, burnt toffee/caramel, and bourbon and crème de cocoa.
  • Mouthfeel: Full-bodied with low carbonation, the mouthfeel of the ZoZo Pastry Stout is thick, velvety and sticky, with a dry, sweet, and boozy finish. 

Overall pairing: With the more ambitious, complex, boozy, yet sweet flavors of T.F.'s delightful ZoZo Pastry Stout, it is a perfect companion to the darkness and infernal aggression of the kick-ass and wonderful "Sacraments Of Descension"!  I highly recommend the album and the beer!  'Nuff said!

Cheers!!  Hails!!

Make sure to check out my interview with Perdition Temple guitarist/vocalist Gene Palubicki here: https://youtu.be/Qtyx--uD8Ik and my interview with Perdition Temple drummer Ronnie Parmer here: https://youtu.be/jL_YsvXGGvA 

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