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Generally favorable reviews - based on 5 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
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  1. Classic Rock Magazine
    Sep 19, 2022
    90
    There's a remarkable sense of interplay, open space, hard rock and ambition that suggests other bands might as well pack up their tents and think about heading home. It's hard to pick gems from a sea of diamonds. [Oct 2022, p.72]
  2. Sep 16, 2022
    80
    Sunrise on Slaughter Beach by Clutch is both a celebration of what has made this such a great band and a venture into new territories. It is unmistakably a Clutch album that will have you pumping your fist and singing along. And yeah, it probably does sound better in a slightly rusty 70s muscle car, but that’s not necessary to enjoy the album.
  3. Sep 16, 2022
    80
    So, 13 albums in, Clutch are still uniquely brilliant, master craftsmen of a form at once ingeniously simple and amazingly clever. And one that only they can properly do.
  4. Sep 16, 2022
    76
    Sunrise On Slaughter Beach is far from a perfect effort, but it’s good to have the merry band from Maryland back again regardless.
  5. Sep 16, 2022
    70
    Their shortest salvo to date, Sunrise on Slaughter Beach distills all that's good in late-era Clutch, providing a familiar hit of serotonin and physical release.
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  1. Sep 23, 2022
    0
    Clutch never disappoints and this album is no different than what we have come to expect. Throughout the album you never doubt that it isClutch never disappoints and this album is no different than what we have come to expect. Throughout the album you never doubt that it is indeed Clutch. At the same time Neil and the team adds for the first time some new nuances to the sound (female backing vocals e.g.) and it works. The best thing about a Clutch album is that even 30 years in there are a few things you know will hold true:
    1) it will rock
    2) it will sound like Clutch
    3) It will bring something new to the table
    4) ... and it will sound great live.
    So what do you get. The most fantastic vocals, the most precise and clean drumming, a bass rhythm you will not find elsewhere and a fan f'''''' tastic lead guitar. Now with backing vocals on top. Worth the roughly 5 year wait - I think so...
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