Fear, Emptiness, Decibel: Watch Clutch in the Latest Episode of Converse x Decibel
Before there were blogs there were these things called magazines, and the only metal magazine we still get excited about reading every month is Decibel. Here’s managing editor Andrew Bonazelli…
I’d never heard Neil Fallon speak before this month’s installment of Converse x Decibel. Close your eyes and try to forget his pretty fucking distinctive singing bellow—does he not sound just like Jon Stewart? Maybe not caffeinated high-speed Jon Stewart or baby voice, palm-over-mouth Jon Stewart, but for real, he could absolutely shave and take the Daily Show reins while the coolest celebrity Mets fan ever goes off to write his depressing Irani torture movie this summer.
Back in the real world, Fallon probably has no plans to hack off the forest on his face, and he’s plenty occupied in Clutch, who just released 10th full-length Earth Rocker and are in the process of enjoying a month-long Decibel tongue bath. They graced both the cover and the Brewtal Truth column in April, and now here they are in CxD, which I should not have abbreviated. Obviously, my visionary directorial acumen is not requested for these things, but I will say that I like when they stick to alternating between live performances, rehearsal room shit and basic Q&A—the meat and potatoes of music mini-docs. Unpretentious and informative, just like the band. You won’t go hungry with these seven minutes. All four members are interviewed—Fallon, Tim Sult, Dan Maines and Jean-Paul Gaster—and each has useful insight on songwriting, editing, chemistry and performance. Pound some Lips of Faith and enjoy.
The April 2013 issue of Decibel also features Metallica, Exodus, Suffocation, and an awesome Lock Up flexi disc. You can purchase it here. But why not just get a full subscription to ensure that you never miss an issue?