After immersing myself with Swans for a couple of days, I needed a simple release...
I'm giving the new Clutch release a qualified thumbs-up. Qualified in that I'm kind of a fan boy, being a softie for old fashioned boogie, stoner blues rock and that I just listened to this release under the absolute worst condition imaginable: Rhapsody-work Dell PC-schitty stock soundcard and speakers-no external DAC-no amplifier-no HP's-no nothin.....
Caveman style, baby!
IMO-This bad boy rocks! I was lukewarm on their last two, falling in love w/ the first two releases I purchased some years ago-Pure Rock Fury and Blast Tyrant. On a cursory listen, I'd say it doesn't quite hit those heights, but is way fun and consistent.
After all these years of jaded extremity, I still enjoy plain, simple hard rock. Just bring on the jams and throw down. That's pretty much Clutch, no?
Pretty much a return to form: hard bluesy, stomp and roll rock music. A little bit of funk in places. No frills. It's straightforward, uncomplicated, unextreme and fun.
Listening on a cold day in MD DC suburbs where I work it gives me a distinct image: drinking a schiit ton of cheap beer at an outdoor festival.
And, in my book, ain't nothin wrong with that
Edited by markm1 - 3/21/13 at 10:55am