Monday, December 14, 2015

Clutch - Psychic Warfare


New week, time to introduce the last "Record Of The Week" of 2015.

"Psychic Warfare" is the eleventh studio release from the Maryland rockers CLUTCH. The album was released on October 2nd, 2015, through the band's own label Weathermaker Music. It was produced and mixed by Machine (aka Gene Freeman), who also worked with the band on previous albums Pure Rock Fury, Blast Tyrant and Earth Rocker. The album package features photography and artwork by Dan Winters, who has been collaborating with CLUTCH since their 1993 debut album Transnational Speedway League.

That the band kicks live is almost a Guarantee, at least all the times that I have seen them performed and that is many, 10+ at least. The band have always delivered a great show, they really know how to give the audience a great time and a memory for a long time.  I was lucky to get a chance to tour with them together with HONG FAUX. 

Ett foto publicerat av Janne Sandsten (@jannesandsten)



The band is based out of Frederick, Maryland, originating in Germantown, Maryland. They met while in high school in Germantown and consider themselves a Frederick-based band where they write/rehearse for every album/tour. The band formed in 1991. Since its formation the band line-up has included Neil Fallon (vocals, rhythm guitar, keyboards), Tim Sult (lead guitar, backing vocals), Dan Maines (bass, backing vocals) and Jean-Paul Gaster (drums and percussion). To date, Clutch has released eleven studio albums, and several rarities and live albums. As of 2008 the band have been signed to their own record label, Weathermaker

CLUTCHs last record, 2013’s "Earth Rocker" was a real triumph, It was probably the most accessible and playful album in their musical history so far. With the "Psychic Warfare" they take the next step on their variegated way. The album is wide-ranging collection of well known CLUTCH crazy punchlines signed by Fallon and pummelling riffs that kicks ass.

That "Psychic Warfare" is packed with great tunes on the album, is almost obvious even before you've listened through it, is that right then? Hell yes, they have delivered a solid album full of leg shaking craziness

There are a few tunes that stands out like “X-Ray Visions” and "Firebirds" but there are other highlights like the groovy “Your Love Is Incarceration", "Noble Savage" and "Behold the Colussus". But that's not all, tunes like "A Quick Death in Texas" is a great piece and the modern "Sucker for the Witch".

The album keeps consistently a really good class and makes it really pleasant to listen through. Fallon's raspy and crunchy vocals still have a great attitude along with tasteful rhythms and beefy riffs.

Summary: Psychic Warfare is an album that fits most rockers record shelf.

Today's tune by Clutch performing "X-Ray Visions", taken from "Record Of The Week" Psychic Warfare.



More info @

Official Clutch Web

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