The sticker on the front of Blast Tyrant reads "Guaranteed Rock Satisfaction," and truer words have never been spoken (mostly 'cos they were printed on a sticker). Blast Tyrant is the proper successor to Clutch's classic self-released Jam Room, and it lives up to its name with a blistering set of 15 songs, almost all of which are uptempo. Gone are the long lingering jams Clutch are known for; in their place are a batch of rockers that clock in at around three to four minutes apiece. That's not to say the album is one-dimensional along with the rockers, we get one instrumental jam, a slower number called "The Regulator" that features actual acoustic guitars (!) and a number of songs that utilize synthesizers and keyboards (!!). Supposedly Blast Tyrant is a concept record (Tommy for burnouts?), but with retarded lyrics like "Condoleezza Rice is nice but I prefer a-Roni," well, yer guess is as good as mine as to what the story is all about (I'd guess that the narrative has something to do with smoking pot, and lots of it). Stoners, fire up the old bong. 'cos this one's for you.