Saturday, August 13, 2022

August 13th, 2022 - Something Singular And Wicked Marches In


Hello and happy Saturday headbangers and hop-heads!  Today I'm pairing Vltimas's killer debut album "Something Wicked Marches In" with A Series of Singularities: Experimental ADHA218 from the fine folks at SaltFire Brewing Company!  Hell yeah! 

Album Info:
  • ArtistVltimas
  • Title: "Something Wicked Marches In"
  • Recorded: 2019 at Orgone Studios
  • Release date: 2019 (1st studio album by Vltimas)
  • Record company: Seasons Of Mist
  • Production: Vltimas and Jaime Gomez Arellano
  • Album cover art: Zbigniew Bielak 
  • Personnel: Rune “Blasphemer” Eriksen (guitars), Flo Mounier (drums), and David Vincent (vocals) 
  • Musical style: Blackened death metal
  • Sound:  Blending a sinister black metal atmosphere with an aggressive death metal attack, the sound on "Something Wicked Marches In" is the culmination of its three equal parts... old-school death metal, fiery and infernal blackened shredding, and spitfire drumming!
  • Major themes: Evil, darkness, death, destruction, Satan, etc.
  • Tracks: 
  1. "Something Wicked Marches In"
  2. "Praevalidus"
  3. "Total Destroy!"
  4. "Monolilith"
  5. "Truth And Consequence"
  6. "Last Ones Alive Win Nothing"
  7. "Everlasting"
  8. "Diabolus Est Sanguis"
  9. "Marches On"

Brew Info:
  • Brewery: SaltFire Brewing Company (Salt Lake City, Utah)
  • Website:
  • Brew: A Series of Singularities: Experimental ADHA218 
  • Style: American India Pale Ale (IPA)
  • Serving: 16 ounce can
  • ABV: 7.3%
  • Ingredients: ADHA218 hops
  • Pour: The A Series of Singularities: Experimental ADHA218 pours a slightly hazy golden yellow hue with a very frothy, bright white, 1-finger head with great retention and lots of layered, intricate lacing.
  • Nose: The nose is citrusy, fruity, floral, and slightly grainy.  There are aromas of gooseberries, orange, tangerine, lemon zest, light mango, wildflowers, herbal tea, and soft caramel.
  • Taste: The taste of the A Series of Singularities: Experimental ADHA218 is citrusy, bitter, herbal, fruity, and grainy.  There are notes of gooseberry, pink grapefruit juice, light mango, cereal grain, herbal tea, light pine and light caramel. 
  • Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and moderately carbonated, the mouthfeel is crisp and juicy, yet smooth with a very dry, slightly bitter finish.

Overall pairing: The A Series of Singularities: Experimental ADHA218 is a hop-forward, crushable, flavorful brew... perfect for the aggressive metal onslaught that is Vltimas's "Something Wicked Marches In"!  Those punchy citrus flavors go great with Vincent's aggressive vocal attack and Blasphemer's killer guitar riffs while the sweeter characteristics are perfect for the thunderous rhythmic onslaught of the mighty Flo!

Cheers and hails!!

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