By Sally A. Schwartz
I first heard tidbits from
"Psychic Warfare" when I was lucky enough to catch
Clutch in April at the Marquee in Tempe, Arizona.
While they were on still on a support tour with
Mastodon for their album, "Earth Rocker," the band
gave their fans a glimpse of what was yet to come.
The album has been released,
giving me a second opportunity to enjoy Clutch's new
material. "Psychic Warfare" has not let the fans down
in fact I think that they have taken it to another
The song, "X-ray Vision," is
hard-core in-your-face, putting together the elements
for their best use. The drums deliver nothing but the
finest vibes that get your heart pounding, the bass
keeps the fluidity of the music in check, the guitar
gives nothing but high energy and the vocals pull in
the fan's ear with mesmerizing quality.
Track five, "Sucker for the
Witch," is one of my favorites and Iím really digging
the blues based "Our Lady of Electric Light." I love
it when a song can generate a visual and this song
does that for me. "Noble Savage" brings you right back
into the Clutch that we know.
As for "The Son of Virginia,"
I have to say I love it. I did wonder if the song was
inspired by the 2007 movie of the same-- it is what
first popped into my head when I saw the title and
heard the lyrics. We all fight our own demons
though, donít we? So maybe that is what the song is
To round this album up, Clutch
fans will not be disappointed. I donít know how the
abdn does it but they always seem to outdo their last
album and this album is no different. I really love
this album and I think fans will be overjoyed with the
energy that this album produces. Awesome job!