Regular readers of this column will no doubt notice brother Vincent’s absence. He’s on his way to Fire In The Mountains, and I’m not, so you’re stuck with me this week and lucky you, I’ve got a brutal death metal pick paired with an amazing bourbon choice. So buckle up buttercup, this might get bumpy. What exactly is so bumpy you ask? Read on, dear readers and by all means drink up, you’ll need it.
Receiving the Evcharist is our weekly feature where we pair choice albums with our favorite libations. Drink from the cup of heresy. This week’s offering: Fluids’ Exploitative Practices and Buffalo Trace Distillery’s Weller Antique 107. Continue reading
Receiving the Evcharist is our weekly feature where we pair choice albums with our favorite libations. Drink from the cup of heresy. This week’s offering: Sleepwalker’s Ichi-go, Ichi-e and Maker’s Mark Bourbon Whiskey. Continue reading
Regular readers of this column will notice that Vincent is absent, he is sick but recovering and we hope he is back to full strength soon. With that said, you are stuck with me for today and I’ve got a killer pairing in store for this Receiving the Evcharist: In-Defilade‘s Elude and Buffalo Trace‘s Blanton’s. What’s that you say? No beer? Nope, not this week but trust me you won’t be disappointed and if you are I promise Vincent will be back soon. Continue reading
After the last few weeks of sipping summer beers and listening to ‘lighter’ metal, I’ve decided to pull a u-turn and get aggressive this week. I’ve been flying non-stop all week due to some extensive projects outside this blog and I’m more of less relaying on everything to keep my energy up (and my aggression up). So, with that in mind, I’ve decided to couple the legendary — yet often neglected — Swedish death metal outfit known as Hypocrisy with a small scale distillery in the local area called Smoky Quartz. So I guess it’s time for that introductory thing I do. The Metal: Hypocrisy: A Taste Of Extreme Divinity. The Booze: Smoky Quartz Distillery’s Bourbon Whiskey. Continue reading
This Thursday evening went in a totally different direction than I had planned. My original plan was to drink red wine, listen to Bloodbath, and then take a bath… wait. Sorry. TAAKE ABBATH (see what I did there?) Before proceeding to write this piece in my inebriated (yet, relaxed) state. Instead, I got lazy, skipped the liquor store, and opted for a couple of local gems. Instead of Bloodbath, we’re talking DOOMBATH. Bath and doom metal! Except I never took a bath/Abbath. So we’re just talking doom. Confused yet? Me too. Doom metal! And awesome local doom metal. Coupled with some awesome local bourbon. The Metal: Morne’s Asylum. The Booze: Flag Hill’s Straight Bourbon Whiskey. Continue reading