Chevelle was part of the late 90′S resurgence of hard rock. A lot of the bands from that period have disbanded many only to be forgotten, but Chevelle never stopped doing their thing. That perseverance combined with several chart topping releases has kept Chevelle a very relevant band. Now, sixteen years into a pretty respectable career Chevelle give us ‘Hats Off To The Bull,’ the band’s 6th and possibly strongest release to date.
Sounding like a band recharged Chevelle moved their sound beyond past restraints playing more with melodies & harmonies previously unfamiliar, while remaining distinctly Chevelle. ‘Hats Off To The Bull’ posses a sound that eluded the band on previous releases. “Face to the Floor,” the album’s first single, sets the perfect tone with a catchy guitar riff and head bobbing beat. “Ruse” is a dramatic track with sweeping guitars and Pete Loeffler’s vocal performance is truly outstanding. “Envy” is the biggest risk taken on the album, Chevelle makes the most of it employing a complex bass line and an intense vocal performance.
‘Hats Off To The Bull’ is an overall impressive album with a slightly new & exciting sound. Fans of Chevelle will revel in the bands return to tip-top shape.
- Face To The Floor
- Same Old Trip
- The Meddler
- Hats Off To The Bull
- Prima Donna
December 6, 2011 – Epic Records
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