Formed in 1995 and selling over three million albums in the United State, released six albums, the first, “Point #1” was produced by Steve Albini, while their second album, “Wonder What’s Next”, was certified Platinum, Chevelle delivering a powerful, intense alternative/post metal, compared often with Tool, Clutch and Helmet. Despite comparisons, Chevelle having a unique sound and style, delivering mature, multicolored music.
“Hats Off to the Bull” consist of 11 tracks and 43 minutes play time is another trip into the dark, mysterious side of the (post) metal. Hanging to conventional genres, styles, labels, don’t really work in their case, this is metal, but sometimes they throw away their electric instruments and play interiorized, chill, but disturbing, acoustic tune or they just get into some gloomy, sometimes quite contorted, subtle and gently layered gloomy space build up of sounds. But at the bottom line they still and always rocks.
Pete- vocals/guitar, Sam – drums, and Dean- bass delivered their sixth studio album on 6th December 2011 and this is another extremely intense collection of dark and heavy… metal incorporating all the tensioned elements which make Chevelle’s music different and exciting.
Very intense, but also searching – and self searching – “Hats Off to the Bull” have balls, have soul and deserves our respectful hats off.
01. Face to the Floor
02. Same Old Trip
04. The Meddler
07. Hats Off to the Bull
10. Prima Donna