Psychic Warfare

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Psychic Warfare
Psychic Warfare.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 2, 2015
RecordedThe Machine Shop, Austin TX; The Doom Saloon, Frederick, MD
GenreStoner rock, blues rock
Length39:38
LabelWeathermaker Music
ProducerMachine
Clutch chronology
Earth Rocker
(2013)
Psychic Warfare
(2015)
Book of Bad Decisions
(2018)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic76/100[1]
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[2]
Metal Injection8/10 stars[3]
Pitchfork6.9/10 stars[4]
AntiHero Magazine8/10 stars[5]

Psychic Warfare is the eleventh studio album by the band Clutch, released on October 2, 2015, through the band's own label Weathermaker Music.[6]

Album Info[edit]

It has been released on CD & black, white, Newbury Comics exclusive 500 autographed copy limited edition transparent red, & UK blue vinyl, "Mad Sidewinder b/w Outland Special Clearance", a Record Store Day 12" 5000 copy limited edition vinyl record & a digital only deluxe edition with bonus tracks.[7]

It was produced and mixed by Machine (aka Gene Freeman), who also worked with the band on previous albums Pure Rock Fury, Blast Tyrant and Earth Rocker.

The album package features photography and artwork by Dan Winters, who has been collaborating with Clutch since their 1993 debut album Transnational Speedway League.

Commercial performance[edit]

The album debuted at No. 1 on the Top Rock Albums chart and No. 11 on Billboard 200, selling 26,000 copies in the first week. This is the best chart ranking achieved on both charts by the band as well as their best weekly sales.[8]

Track listing[edit]

All music written by Clutch except "Your Love is Incarceration" written by Clutch & Eugene Freeman (aka Machine) & "We Need Some Money" written by Chuck Brown & Curtis Johnson. All lyrics by Neil Fallon.

No.TitleLength
1."The Affidavit"0:25
2."X-Ray Visions"3:42
3."Firebirds!"3:00
4."A Quick Death in Texas"3:57
5."Sucker for the Witch"3:21
6."Your Love Is Incarceration"3:14
7."Doom Saloon"1:12
8."Our Lady of Electric Light"3:51
9."Noble Savage"2:49
10."Behold the Colossus"3:51
11."Decapitation Blues"3:11
12."Son of Virginia"7:15
Total length:39:38

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2015) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[9] 23
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[10] 65
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[11] 155
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[12] 186
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[13] 12
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[14] 46
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[15] 18
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[16] 46
UK Albums (OCC)[17] 20
US Billboard 200[18] 11
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[19] 2
US Top Hard Rock Albums (Billboard)[20] 1
US Top Rock Albums (Billboard)[21] 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Reviews for Psychic Warfare by Clutch". Metacritic. Retrieved October 2, 2015.
  2. ^ Yeung, Neil Z. "Psychic Warfare - Clutch". Allmusic. Retrieved 13 September 2016.
  3. ^ Rowe, Riley. "Clutch - Psychic Warfare". Metal Injection. Retrieved 2016-02-18.
  4. ^ Camp, Zoe. "Clutch - Psychic Warfare". Pitchfork. Retrieved 2016-05-18.
  5. ^ Woroniak, Thomas (2 November 2015). "Album Review: CLUTCH - Psychic Warfare". AntiHero Magazine.
  6. ^ "Clutch "Psychic Warfare" CD - Weathermaker". www.indiemerch.com. Retrieved 2016-02-12.
  7. ^ "Clutch "Psychic Warfare" 12" - Weathermaker". www.indiemerch.com. Retrieved 2016-02-12.
  8. ^ Rutherford, Kevin (October 14, 2015). "Clutch Grasps First Top Rock Albums No. 1 With 'Psychic Warfare'". Billboard.
  9. ^ "Australiancharts.com – Clutch – Psychic Warfare". Hung Medien. Retrieved October 12, 2015.
  10. ^ http://oe3.orf.at/m/charts/stories/2602614/
  11. ^ "Ultratop.be – Clutch – Psychic Warfare" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved October 10, 2015.
  12. ^ "Ultratop.be – Clutch – Psychic Warfare" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved October 10, 2015.
  13. ^ "Clutch Chart History (Canadian Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved October 13, 2015.
  14. ^ "Longplay-Chartverfolgung at Musicline" (in German). Musicline.de. Phononet GmbH. Retrieved October 12, 2015.
  15. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Clutch – Psychic Warfare". Hung Medien. Retrieved October 11, 2015.
  16. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Clutch – Psychic Warfare". Hung Medien. Retrieved October 14, 2015.
  17. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved October 9, 2015.
  18. ^ "Clutch Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved October 13, 2015.
  19. ^ "Clutch Chart History (Independent Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved October 14, 2015.
  20. ^ "Clutch Chart History (Top Hard Rock Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved October 14, 2015.
  21. ^ "Clutch Chart History (Top Rock Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved October 14, 2015.