Receiving the Evcharist: Redbait and Monkey Shoulder

Receiving the Evcharist 2018

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: Redbait’s Cages and Monkey Shoulder Scotch Whiskey.   Continue reading

Receiving the Evcharist: Hypocrisy and Smoky Quartz

Receiving the EvcharistAfter 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

Receiving the Evcharist – Primordial and Michter’s

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By the time you read this, I will be fully immersed in shitty beer and less shitty metal. Yes, Maryland Deathfest is in full force at this point, yet I still managed to hammer out a weekly dose of whiskey… and more importantly a weekly dose of amazing music a few days in advance. This week’s edition of evcharist consumption is inspired by, as it so happens, my favorite performance from MDF 2015. It is also inspired by alcohol. But, ya know, duh. Shall we begin? The Metal: Primordial’s To The Nameless Dead, The Booze: Michter’s Straight Rye Whiskey.

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Receiving the Evcharist: Morne and Flag Hill

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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 WhiskeyContinue reading