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Clutch: Earth Rocker
Clutch Earth Rocker Album Review

Clutch: Earth Rocker

(Melodic) Heavy Rock
4.0/5.0

Is it just me or does the black and white promotional band picture below make Clutch look 10 years older than they are? Maybe it's the beards. Or maybe its just 20 and better years of cranking out heavy rock that makes this foursome look more weathered and worn.

Clutch Band Photo

Clutch:: solemn.

But two decades and age hasn't seemed too slow down this band. Earth Rocker, Clutch's tenth album, lives up to it's name: this is earthy and rocking heavy rock. Often pinned as anything from alternative to stoner to psychedelic rock band, Clutch basically takes classic, close to late Seventies, heavy rock picks up the tempo and bumps up the groove with some shuffle style.

You get this from the top with the title track Earth Rocker and almost entirely to the end with The Wolfman Kindly Requests ... . Other notable hepped up rockers include Crucial Velocity, the urban D.C. Sound Attack, Oh Isabella, and the groovy fast-paced psychedelic stuff of Unto the Breach.

If the stoners have to pick up their feet some to enjoy this album, then so be it. However, they also have Gone Cold, the slowest, and possibly coolest, song here. It's like a heavy rock torch song. But, I'm sure the contents of Earth Rocker will give them plenty of reasons to fire up another spliff. (Do they really need a reason?)

With Earth Rocker, Clutch is in fine form getting their groove on and putting more rock into their classic heavy rock sound. Recommended, especially to all fans of this cult band.


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In Short

With Earth Rocker, Clutch is in fine form getting their groove on and putting more rock into their classic heavy rock sound. Recommended, especially to all fans of this cult band.

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