This Chicago trio occupies an awkward space in the hard-rock universe: Their technically complex metal isn’t as arty or challenging as modern-prog titans Tool, yet they can’t match the radio-friendly refrains of Nickelback. Nothing’s changed drastically on their third major-label CD, Vena Sera. The hard-charging sound occasionally thrills: Sinewy first single ”Well Enough Alone” and punkish ”Brainiac” have heart-racing appeal. But Chevelle’s reliance on a formula — chugging intro, choppy verses, clouds-parting choruses — begins to bore.
Vena Sera This Chicago trio occupies an awkward space in the hard-rock universe: Their technically complex metal isn't as arty or challenging as modern-prog...Vena SeraMetal This Chicago trio occupies an awkward space in the hard-rock universe: Their technically complex metal isn't as arty or challenging as modern-prog...2007-03-30
Posted January 17 2015 — 9:14 AM EST
- 'Criminal Minds' finale sneak peek: Will the BAU find Kate's daughter?
- 'Once Upon a Time' finale first look: Who's going to die?
- Chipotle essay contest for students lets winners get published -- on Chipotle cups
- Mariah Carey to perform at 2015 Billboard Music Awards
- Kygo turns Tove Lo's 'Habits (Stay High)' into the piano ballad you need
- Tegan and Sara, F--ked Up, and more join indie rock video game
- E! orders Jillian Michaels docu-series, comedy series produced by Joel McHale
- 'Pitch Perfect 2' costume designer's fashion notes
- Mourning after: Best TV episodes after a key character died
- NSYNC hair, revisited on 'It's Gonna Be May' meme day
- 'Outlander' sweats details so Lallybroch feels like home
- 'Grey's Anatomy': How 10 characters/actors exited the show
- Rob & Kate, Anna Kendrick, Vanessa & Selena and More!