For the latest entry in their Weathermaker Vault Series — which allows the band to revisit some older, perhaps under-appreciated gems — Clutch have re-recorded “Passive Restraints,” the title track from the 1992 EP. It is perhaps the only good metal song ever recorded to include a lyric about seasoning.
To beef things up, they’ve recruited this dude Randy Blythe to handle vocals alongside frontman Neil Fallon. Blythe is normally in this band called Lamb of God. They never got much traction but they’re really cool. You should check ’em out, assuming you can actually find their music anywhere. They’re pretty underground.
You can check out the re-recorded “Passive Restraints” via the below music video, which reunites Clutch with David Brodsky (director, editor) and Allison Woest (producer, editor) of MyGoodEye.
And because I’m a nice guy, I’ll put the original version of the song below that in case you feel like comparing and contrasting.
Speaking of the Weathermaker Vault Series: if you’ve been digging these and wish they were all collected in one place, well, you’re in luck! The Weathermaker Vault Series, Vol. I will be released on November 27 via Clutch’s own label, Weathermaker Music. HUZZAH!