Friday, May 5, 2023

May 5th, 2023 - After The World Comes Down


Hello and happy Friday!  Your metal drinkin' buddy the Meista here today pairing a tasty and very crushable DOPO India Pale Ale from Offset Bier Company and Type O Negative's wonderful "World Coming Down"!  Oh yeah!  

Album Info:
  • Artist: Type O Negative
  • Title: "World Coming Down"
  • Recorded: 1999 at Systems Two in Brooklyn, New York
  • Release date: September 21st, 1999 (5th full-length studio album by Type O Negative)
  • Record company: Roadrunner Records 
  • Production: Josh Silver and Peter Steele
  • Album cover art: Mike Curry (design), Vincent Soyez (photography), Peter Steele (art concept and design), Noel Wiggins (design)
  • Personnel: Kenny Hickey (guitars, deprogramming, and backing vocals), Johnny Kelly (drums, programming, and backing vocals), Josh Silver (keyboards, samples, and backing vocals), and Peter Steele (lead vocals, bass, guitar, keyboards, and preprogramming)
  • Guest musicians: Bensonhoist Lesbian Choir (choir vocals), Paul Bento (sitar and tambura), and Richard Termini (keyboards)
  • Musical style: Gothic metal/rock, doom metal
  • Sound: Blending elements of doom metal and classic metal with gothic rock and post punk, the sound on "World Coming Down" is pure Type O Negative!  There are huge sludgy riffs and powerful melodies coupled with Bauhaus era Peter Murphy-esque vocals.  
  • Major themes: Death, darkness, dismay, loss, misery, sex, romance, depression, nature, etc.
  • Tracks: 
  1. "Skip It"
  2. "White Slavery"
  3. "Sinus"
  4. "Everyone I Love Is Dead"
  5. "Who Will Save The Sane?"
  6. "Liver"
  7. "World Coming Down"
  8. "Creepy Green Light"
  9. "Everything Dies"
  10. "Lung"
  11. "Pyretta Blaze"
  12. "All Hallows Eve"
  13. "Day Tripper" (Beatles medley)

Brew Info:
  • Brewery: Offset Bier Company (Park City, Utah)
  • Website:
  • Brew: DOPO India Pale Ale
  • Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
  • Serving: 16 ounce can
  • ABV: 5.0%
  • Ingredients: Simcoe, Nelson Sauvin, Mosaic, and Columbus Cryo hops
  • Pour: The DOPO IPA pours a hazy, bright golden-yellow hue with a frothy, bright white, 1-finger head with great sustain and lots of sticky lacing. 
  • Nose: The nose is fruity, citrusy, slightly resiny, and malty.  There are aromas of grapefruit rind, tangerine, stone fruit (apricot and peach), a hint of pine resin and cedar, herbal tea, and crackery biscuit.
  • Taste: The taste is like the nose: fruity, citrusy, hoppy, and slightly sweet.  There are notes of pink grapefruit juice, orange juice, tangerine, peach, dried apricot, mango, pineapple, light pine, earthy herbs, and soft sweet toffee.
  • Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied with moderate carbonation, the mouthfeel of the DOPO IPA is very crisp and smooth with a clean, slightly bitter finish.

Overall pairing: The Offset DOPO India Pale Ale is a crushable, yet very flavorful and complex brew... perfect for the metal depth, complexity, and honesty that is Type O Negative's amazing "World Coming Down"!  'Nuff said!

Raise your horns and glasses!!  Cheers rockers!!

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