Sound — 9
Chevelle's spin on nu-metal/hard rock sounds and music is pleasing for what is around today in forms of music. Their interesting blend of running rhythms and lyrical variations make for an on-going pleasing experience to any listener. Repetition is common for Chevelle in verses and choruses but they are arranged so nicely, you don't mind. The real stand-out of Chevelle's sound is Pete Loeffler's (aka Pete Chevelle on the booklet) vocal contributions. The only problem with Chevelle is that the drums are always at a lower volume compared to the driving guitar and this occasionally happens with the bass also.
Lyrics — 10
The lyrics are dark, moody, and often powerful in meaning and in how they are represented by Pete. The lyrics and music obviously fit together due to their dark nature. Pete is one of my favorite vocalists today which is hard to get that spot with me. Most music today has vocalists who have whiny, pre-pubescent screaming voices while Pete has a very mature tone and powerful impact in any word he says.
Overall Impression — 10
I can't really compare this CD to any other because this is totally different from anything else I listen to. Some highly acclaimed songs by myself are 'Panic Prone,' 'Get Some,' 'Still Running,' and 'Tug-o-War.' I also like the songs that are listed on the album cover such as 'The Clincher' and 'Vitamin R.' I love how this CD just all around kicks major ass compared to other bands out today. It's got hard-rocking, powerful, and great music. I love every second on this album and I treasure it in times of being unsure, insecure, or just feeling badly. I would most definately buy this album again even if it cost me something more than it. It's totally worth everything you put into it.