Clutch - Psychic Warfare


by Kevin Wierzbicki

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These guys are just a year shy of their 25th anniversary and all of that experience shows from the get-go here as they come out rocking hard with the ZZ Top-recalling "X-Ray Visions" with its cautionary (and album title referencing) proclamation that "psychic warfare is real!" As always Tim Sult reels off great blues-rock riffs throughout, punctuating Neil Fallon's urgent vocal work on burners like "Sucker for the Witch" and really going crazy on the speedy "Noble Savage," but also sounding good slowed down to an appropriately ominous pace for the instrumental "Doom Saloon." Clutch are based in Maryland but on the swampy rocker "Son of Virginia" they sound like they're straight out of some voodoo-shrouded bayou. When it comes to heavy, blues-informed and inventive stoner rock few do it better than Clutch, and fans who ate up their recent release Earth Rocker will love this one too.

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