Words by: Kristen Zarra

Overall: 10/10

Clutch’s newest album Book of Bad Decisions is a 15-track album that captures the band’s sound perfectly.  With a release date of September 7th, 2018, longtime fans can expect to experience some nostalgia with this album.  After hearing the first song, it took me back to my fifteen-year-old self, when I first began listening to Clutch.  Book of Bad Decisions has a very classic Clutch sound, mixing blues-rock with some funk sound and alternative metal, creating dynamic music that pops out of your speakers immersing you in their songs.  Vance Powell recorded the band and perfectly captured their energy.

I myself have been a fan of Clutch since around 2005 and would say that this is one of my favorite albums that I’ve heard them release.  Book of Bad Decisions is a must have in your music library.  Ending the track line up, “Lorelei” quickly became a favorite.  It starts off with a slower, darker sound, and picks up with a heavier rock sound by the chorus.  This song’s lyrics illustrated a story with ease, allowing listeners to connect to it on a different level.  Along with “Lorelei”, the title track “Book of Bad Decisions” is a top track of the album.  Overall this album captures what fans love most about Clutch, their unique sound, lyrics, as well as telling a story through their songs.  Clutch will be on tour this fall and you won’t want to miss them perform.


Pre-order Book of Bad Decisions here:



Sun/Sep-16  Chicago IL  Riotfest **

Tue/Sep-18  St Paul, MN  Myth Live

Wed/Sep-19  Kansas City, MO  Uptown Theater

Fri/Sep-21  Houston TX  House of Blues

Sat/Sep-22  San Antonio TX  River City Rock Fest **

Sun/Sep-23  Dallas, TX  Gas Monkey Live

Tue/Sep-25  Orlando, FL  House Of Blues

Thu/Sep-27  Norfolk, VA  The NorVa

Fri/Sep-28  Raleigh, NC  The Ritz

Sat/Sep-29  Atlanta, GA  The Masquerade *

Sun/Sep-30  Louisville, KY  Louder Than Life **

Tue/Oct-02  Denver, CO  Ogden Theater

Wed/Oct-03  Salt Lake City, UT  The Depot

Fri/Oct-05  Boise, ID  Knitting Factory

Sat/Oct-06  Spokane, WA  Knitting Factory

Sun/Oct-07  Seattle, WA  Showbox SODO

Mon/Oct-08  Vancouver, BC  Commodore Ballroom SOLD OUT

Tue/Oct-09  Portland, OR  Roseland Theater

Thu/Oct-11  San Francisco, CA  The Regency Ballroom 

Fri/Oct-12  Los Angeles, CA  El Rey Theater

Sat/Oct-13  San Bernardino, CA  Glen Helen Amphitheater w/SOAD ***

Sun/Oct-14  San Diego, CA  North Park/Observatory

Mon/Oct-15  Tempe, AZ  The Marquee

Wed/Oct-17  Tulsa, OK  Cain’s Ballroom

Thu/Oct-18  Sauget, IL  Pop’s Nightclub

Fri/Oct-19  Grand Rapids, MI  20 Monroe Live

Sat/Oct-20  Detroit, MI  The Filmore Detroit

Sun/Oct-21  Pittsburgh, PA  Stage AE

Tue/Oct-23  Toronto, ON  Rebel

Thu/Oct-25  Worcester, MA  The Palladium

Fri/Oct-26  New York, NY  Irving Plaza

Sat/Oct-27  New York, NY  Irving Plaza SOLD OUT

Sun/Oct-28  Philadelphia, PA  Electric Factory


*= no Sevendust


** = festival date / Clutch and festival bill only


*** = date w/ System of a Down/ no Sevendust/ TB&TSD

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