Things I like: Satan, alcohol, black metal. In that order. Not really. Maybe. Regardless of order, when the time came to give myself a column, the obvious solution was to combine the three. Needless to say, the end result will inevitably be pure gold. Satan and black metal are best appreciated under the heavy influence of alcohol, anyway. But how exactly will these subjects combine? I’ll tell you. Duh.
Once a month I’ll either hand myself or be handed a black metal album with which I have no prior experience or familiarity. Ideally, the band will be unexplored as well. I will drink heavily, press play, and then drink more heavily while listening. What I share with you are those initial responses and reactions to whatever the fuck I am hearing. I will not go back and edit my words. I will not do any research on the band I’m reviewing. And I assume my editorial staff will keep whatever I write below completely unedited. (It’s for Satan, after all.) I will simply listen…and write. And it’s going to be a pain in the ass, but it’s going to be fun—more for you than me, but that’s what it’s all about, right? You jabronis.
Now let’s be clear: I don’t drink once a month; I don’t listen to black metal once a month; and I don’t reflect on Satan once a month. I do all of those very, very frequently. But I want to combine them all once a month…for you. Because I care. And I’m unselfish.
Anyway, Episode 1 of Drinking with Satan features Nordfrost’s Naturgewalten, and along with that, I’m drinking Oskar Blues’ G’Knight (coming in at 8.7% ABV), Lagunita’s NightTime (8.2%), and Knob Creek Straight Bourbon Whiskey (because I love whiskey). I’ve already had plenty of the all of the above. So. I’m drunk. And… well, I’m drunk. Let’s have some fun. Alcohol.