Jam metal isn’t a genre that one hears much, but if Clutch is any indication, it has some serious potential. This album boasts an intense power groove that could easily lead to whiplash from excessive head bobbing. The title track and “Eight Times Over Miss October” stand out especially. Each song is led by Tim Sult’s grinding, stuttering guitars and Neil Fallon’s guttural vocal wail. The rhythm section backs the songs well with booming bass lines and infectious, propulsive drumbeats. Clutch excel at making heavy music that is also extremely catchy and groovy, with a jam element that is rare in metal. For fans looking for a band that rocks like no other, Clutch is a good place to start.