Music Banter

Go Back   Music Banter > The MB Reader > Album Reviews
Register Blogging Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Welcome to Music Banter Forum! Make sure to register - it's free and very quick! You have to register before you can post and participate in our discussions with over 70,000 other registered members. After you create your free account, you will be able to customize many options, you will have the full access to over 1,100,000 posts.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-09-2009, 05:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
nothing
 
mr dave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: everywhere
Posts: 4,287
Default Clutch - Strange Cousins from the West




this marks the bands first release on their own label 'Weathermaker Music'. i had high hopes for this disc, especially with the creative freedom they provided for themselves. instead, they ditch the organist that added nice textures to their sound on their last discs, strip down the guitars even more and basically release a meandering platform of watered down blues metal for a paranoid preacher / freeman / black's law activist.

conspiracy theorists worldwide will love this album, anyone with a clue will get a headache from rolling their eyes so much.

i'm left horribly disappointed.
__________________
i am the universe

Quote:
Originally Posted by bandteacher1 View Post
I type whicked fast,
http://www.myspace.com/wallofpanda (updated 06/28/09-ish)
mr dave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2009, 09:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
VICTORY SCREEEEEEECH
 
Antonio's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Are you a cop?
Posts: 3,341
Default

when i saw the thread, i was like , but now i'm like


but yeah, there was a part of me that wanted to love this album as well, instead while i was satisfied musically, it didn't really go as far musically as i wanted it to, like it had on a cd like Robot Hive/Exodus.

still, there's plenty of songs that i loved/will still love to this day (Motherless Child, Struck Down, Algo Ha Cambiado, Freakonamics).


and i still love Neil Fallon's lyrical work, how almost spastic and paranoid it all is while being clever and witty.
__________________
Been making some new music lately, check it out

My MB Journal-I talk about music and stuff!

add me on Steam!
http://steamcommunity.com/id/commandercool

Quote:
Originally Posted by mr dave
isn't this one of the main reasons for this entire site?

what's next? a thread made specifically to banter about music?
Antonio is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2009, 03:52 AM   #3 (permalink)
nothing
 
mr dave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: everywhere
Posts: 4,287
Default

sorry dude, i know they're one of your favourites but i can't get behind this album. i'll have to give it another listen or two. musically there are a few tracks that piqued my interest. though i'm really surprised they chose to strip down and minimize their sound now that they had full control.

as for Fallon's vocals, i found the paranoid social commentary to overshadow any lyrical wit present. by the end of the album i found it overbearing. there's no feeling of having his tongue firmly planted in his cheek with his delivery either, i'm not getting the feeling that he's joking about his belief that a supernatural act will change the future sooner than later. or how the government is keeping him down or coming after him.

what i liked most about their older material was the lyrical depth present. there was always some sort of socio-political message present but it was always hidden way deep inside some odd little story and now those metaphors have been stripped to the bone if used at all.

i guess it's a departure for the band, and i guess it's up to me to choose whether or not i tag along. at this point i'm not rushing to be first in line along their new path.
__________________
i am the universe

Quote:
Originally Posted by bandteacher1 View Post
I type whicked fast,
http://www.myspace.com/wallofpanda (updated 06/28/09-ish)
mr dave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2013, 06:50 PM   #4 (permalink)
killedmyraindog
 
TheBig3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Posts: 9,252
Default

Way late here but...

TheBig3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads



2003-2019 Advameg, Inc.

SEO by vBSEO 3.5.2 ©2010, Crawlability, Inc.