The track sports a tight bluesy groove that stays firmly in the pocket throughout its four-minute runtime. The ever-charismatic Neil Fallon delivers a standout vocal performance that’s deceptively melodic despite his deeper range.
“The lyrics for ‘Slaughter Beach’ were inspired by a late night walk along the southern Delaware Bay,” Fallon said of the track in a press statement. “Odd things happen there.”
The David Brodsky-directed video brings Fallon’s storytelling lyrics to life. The elaborate clip stars a suited Fallon bathed in light amongst post-apocalyptic rubble. It soon takes a sharp sci-fi turn when he’s joined by otherworldly guests.
“Slaughter Beach” is the third single we’ve heard from the upcoming album, following the release of lead single “Red Alert (Boss Metal Zone)” and “We Strive for Excellence.” The record sees longtime bandmates Fallon, guitarist Tim Sult, bassist Dan Maines, and drummer Jean-Paul Gaster serving up nine new tracks described as “the natural culmination of what Clutch began as teenagers in the early ’90s.”
The singles have stoked the hype for Clutch’s North American tour, featuring an utterly stacked bill including Helmet, Quicksand, and JD Pinkus. The outing kicks off September 13th in Toronto and runs through an October 16th show in Chicago. Tickets can be purchased via Ticketmaster.
Pre-order Sunrise on Slaughter Beach here. Watch the video for “Slaughter Beach” below.