Forget whatever you thought about Clutch. Earth Rocker crumples up the bad categories that have miscast them for years - stoner rock, post-hardcore, metal, grunge - and leaves no question about what they are: a damn good rock and roll band.
Earth Rocker is a solid, straight-up rock and roll album, exactly what the band had in mind for their tenth studio album, now that their Weathermaker Records label is fully up and running. "It might be the best Clutch album that has ever existed," says guitarist Tim Sult.
It's a concise, efficient...