Taking my cue from Corey I decided to jump in an handle this weeks Evcharist selection. For we all must pay homage to Dionysus at some point in our week. With the weather so unbelievably beauty of here in the Northeast, I was tempted to grab a 12 pack of Genessee Cream Ale and blast Overkill’s Ironbound. But being that I had a very thought provoking Wednesday night, I decided to keep that going with a pairing of Gevurah’s absolutely soul-shattering LP and . But would that pairing be enough to sate my palate?
The Metal: Gevurah – Hallelujah!
I’ve written extensively about Gevurah over at Last Rites so I will keep this simple. There are few bands that take such a deep understanding and serious stance on Satanism and monotheistic religion. The respect that I have for A.L. and X.T. and the intense work they have done to truly understand what underlies their music is a credit not only to them but to metal and theology in general. So Kudos to those boys. I thought that their thick, unrelenting black metal would pair brilliantly with a nice dark beer from somewhere in Europe (except I chose Canada?). So let’s dive into the alcohol and see if I was correct.
The Booze: Unibroue – Trois Pistoles
Billed as a mellow dark beer, I was at first skeptcial. I like my beers (when they aren’t delicious Miller High Life’s) to have some pizazz. Turns out, these Canucks know a thing or two about beer. Sure, the beer is mellow with some fruit undertones and the ability for some light to pass through, but it’s definitely a dark beer (it’s basically the color of a cold brew coffee). And the longer you drink it, and the more the music pulls you down, the more you get of the funky yeast used as a starter. I definitely recommend this beer. Especially at a hearty 9% ABV. Serve it as cold as possible as the over carbonation is really nice at a frothy temperature!
Thankfully, my mind did not deceive me. As the pounding black metal poured into my brain and the beer poured into my belly, I was satiated not only physically but also spiritually and emotionally. A recommended pairing!
Now onto the cheap beer and thrash aspect of my evening…