Receiving the Evcharist – Aversio Humanitatis and Smoke on the Porter, Fire in the Rye

Receiving the Evcharist

Greetings, dear readers! To ramp up our collective response to the deluge of excellent metal and inventive craft beer unleashed upon humanity, I’ve enlisted to provide heavy artillery support to Vincent in his unending quest to form heart-throbbing, liver-caressing unions of prime representatives from both realms. So, let’s begin the campaign with a veritable Tsar Bomba, shall we? The Metal: Aversio Humanitatis’ Longing for the Untold. The Booze: To Øl’s Smoke on the Porter, Fire in the Rye. Continue reading

Receiving the Evcharist: Death Like Mass and Black Dog

Receiving the Evcharist

I’ll admit to being a tad under prepared this week. Normally, I will have a particular release in mind when I set up to write this column, but for whatever reason the last few batches of releases haven’t had much to interest me beyond what I’ve already reviewed. This is where Bandcamp becomes my best friend. Simply scrolling through the newest metal releases has saved me time and time again when I need new music in my life, and tonight is no exception; I managed to find a great album I missed from a few days ago that works perfectly tonight. Let’s get into it. The Metal: Death Like Mass’ Jak Zabija Diabeł.  The Booze: 101 Cider House’s Black Dog.   Continue reading

Receiving the Evcharist: Qrixkuor and City of the Dead

Receiving the Evcharist

Welcome once again, dear readers, to another blessed sacrament. I hope everyone reading this has had a good week; for me, this has been one of the best weeks I can remember having in a long time. That doesn’t mean that we can’t revel in the power of dark metal and dark beer, however, and this weeks offering is some of the darkest of both that I could find. The Metal: Qrixkuor’s Three Devils Dance.  The Booze: Modern Times Brewing’s City of the Dead.   Continue reading

Receiving the Evcharist: Ancst and Brother Thelonius

Receiving the Evcharist

Hello once again viewers. I realize that I spend a lot of time in this column focusing on both American music and American beers. This shouldn’t come as much of a surprise, given the fact that I live in the USA, and yet I wanted to offer something more worldly this week, and I succeeded about three-quarters of the way there. Inspired by a recent outing to a local German/Belgian establishment, this week showcases tunes from Germany and a beer brewed in the Belgian style, albeit one brewed locally for me. Let’s get into it. The Metal: Ancst’s Furnace. The Booze: North Coast Brewing Company’s Brother Thelonius. Continue reading

Receiving the Evcharist: Vhöl and Chocolatté Porter

Receiving the Evcharist

Welcome back, readers. Sometimes, when the world gets us down, we look for ways to help others in need to boost our own spirits. I have seen first hand the way the metal community has banded together to help where it counts, and while metal as a whole is far from a utopia, I love that I have surrounded myself with people who are working towards making metal the kind of community it always should have been; one that is inclusive and safe for everyone, one that sticks together, and one that helps pick up those that need it the most. So with this Evcharist, I wanted to try to be the change I wish to see in the world and do what I can to help one of metal’s own, the legendary Mike Scheidt. If I can help someone find great new booze or tunes in the process, so much the better. The Metal: Vhöl’s S/T. The Booze: Evan’s Brewing Company’s Chocolatté Porter.  Continue reading