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Clutch back on form with the throttle pushed to the floor!!!
on 21 June 2013
I pretty much love every Clutch album as they're more or less my favourite band so me giving them a 5 star is a bit of a given. However this is great stuff, probably their best since 2004's simply but effective 'Blast Tyrant'. Those underwhelmed by the predominantly slow tempo bluesy 'Strange Cousins of the West' or even the excellent 'Beale Street' can rejoice, Clutch are back doing what they do best. Upbeat, good time, occasionally heavy, almost hardcore riff based rock!! Every song is a rocker and a ripper apart from the melodic 'Gone Cold' which is a welcome break between the non stop riffs being served. The title track, 'Crucial Velocity', 'Cyborg Bette' typify a band that has come out of its mini, mellow midlife crisis and back to their chest beating, hardcore roots. If you like riff based rock, you're gonna love this.