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Clutch - Full Fathom Five
03/06/09 at 02:44 PM by Keagan Ilvonen
Everyoneís life goes through changes. Whether it be the clothes you wear, people you hang out with, or music you listen to. I have to admit that at one point in my life I enjoyed Clutch. Iím not exactly sure why as I look back now. But as the saying goes, with age comes wisdom. I can happily say that I have become wiser thanks to Full Fathom Five.

There probably is a large amount of people that have never even heard of Clutch or what they do. So to make sure people know I will fill you in. Clutch is a Canadian rock band that mixes many sub rock genres to make a big mess. Eventually there comes a time when people realize that they need to grow up and act somewhat mature, but Iím not sure Clutch has reached this day yet. Songs about smoking weed and getting drunk sang by middle ages men use to be amusing when I was 13 because that was what I wished I was doing. Now when I hear the said songs above by bands like Clutch I cringe. Full Fathom Five is a live CD/DVD of recordings taken from various shows and its far from good. Probably as far away from good as you can get. The whole 95 minutes seems like it is one endless song that has no end in sight. If I had to pick one complaint out of the many it would be the lyrics/singing. Vocalist Neil Fallonís voice seems as if It canít get any more monotonous and boring. A good 95% of the time you can hardly understand what heís saying which makes this release totally intolerable for me. I was hoping that because this is shot in a few different places that Fallon may have had an off night in the beginning, but this isnít the case. His voice goes unchanged for every venue that was shot. Although I feel as if I must give credit where credit is due. The rest of the band is spot on with everything they play and the actual instrumental aspect sounds great. But sadly one part can bring the whole group down and thatís the case here. Full Fathom Five proves that after you have had a couple beers in your system you can get excited about anything.

Its obvious that my tastes have just changed from what they use to be. I believe that the changes I make in my everyday life such as my underwear, contacts, and music I listen to are for the better, while Iím sure others will disagree. But I guess thatís what music is for.

In all honest I would only recommend this to diehard fans of the band that feel they need to own everything Clutch has ever put out. Aside from that I would probably try to steer away from this album and go with a studio album so you can possibly enjoy it.
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