Label: Weathermaker Music
Even if they're not your cup of joe, you have to appreciate Clutch's radical metamorphosis through the years. They began life churning out post-hardcore funk-metal, yet oh so slowly the Maryland outfit has evolved into a punishing stoner-metal band steeped in southern-fried classic rock. Clutch sure know how to jam, and From Beale Street to Oblivion just might be the band's most fully realized album to date. It's gritty, smoky, groovy, bluesy and soaked in a delicious Hammond B3.