Passive Restraints

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Passive Restraints
Clutch - Passive Restraints.jpg
EP by Clutch
Released April 1992
Recorded 1992
Studio Uncle Punchy Studios, Silver Springs,Maryland
Genre Hardcore punk
Length 13:39
Label Earache Records
Producer Clutch, Larry Packer
Clutch chronology
Passive Restraints
Transnational Speedway League
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Passive Restraints is the second EP by the band Clutch, released in April 1992 on the famous Heavy Metal label, Earache Records.

Recording and release[edit]

It was a three song EP with some early Punk/Metal tracks that don't make the live set list much any more, though they were a good example of their influence by bands such as the Bad Brains. It hasn't ever had much live set coverage, with the exception of 'High Calibre Consecrator', over the years either. Neil Fallon, the vocalists, has stated, about hearing the Bad Brains for the first time, on their debut self-titled album, Bad Brains, that:[2]

"..Upon listening though [to the album], I was totally confused. I had nothing to compare it to. It was freakish. But after repeated listens, there was that eureka moment, and ever since then they have been on the loftiest of rock pedestals"[3]

It had a reissue called Impetus in 1997 with extra songs.[4]


The second EP from Clutch was also to become a rare find. It was released on CD and 12" vinyl, but according to Earache Records the 12" is not longer available. It was also the second album produced/engineered with Lawrence "Uncle Punchy" Packer at his studios in their home state of Maryland.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Clutch

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "Passive Restraints" 3:03
2. "Impetus" 3:32
Side two
No. Title Length
1. "High Caliber Consecrator" 7:04
Total length: 13:39




  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "Neil on albums of influence". Retrieved 2016-02-20. 
  3. ^ "Neil on albums of influence". Noisecreep. Retrieved 2016-02-20. 
  4. ^ "CLUTCH Discography". Retrieved 2016-02-19.