Boy do these hillbilly rednecks from Maryland make a beautifully nasty noise. Tighter than a steel garrote to the neck their pummeling riffs will pound into your brains like hammers squashing a bug. Clutch’s pure rock fury is a vicious experience live, a great big stoner wall of hair and power that will melt your ears. Eleventh album ‘Psychic Warfare’ continues their powerful style and we can’t wait to plug into it live. The dark overlords of sludge blues noise will not just rock your boat, they will torpedo it into oblivion. The acoustics of the Institute will suit the Clutch riff wall but bring a towel as it’s going to get sweaty.
Fri 16 Dec at O2 Institute, 78 Digbeth High Street, Birmingham B5 6DY £22.50 www.academymusicgroup.com
Published on: Thu 1 Dec 2016