Chevelle, “This Type of Thinking (Could Do Us In)”
The rock trio known as Chevelle has made a name for themselves:
three angry brothers that play screaming, yet melodic heavy metal.
On “This Type of Thinking,” their heavy guitar riffing and
powerhouse, double-kick drumming takes precedence. On “Breathe
Birth” and “The Clincher,” Pete Loeffler’s melodies correspond with
his brother’s screaming. So, for a riff-rockin,’ family band that
wears white T-shirts and jeans, they look pretty good next to the
majority of fashion and glamour-obsessed metal bands. But their
de-tuned guitar songs become repetitive throughout an album that
even at half a listen lacks dynamic sound and experimentation.
“Panic Prone” and “Bend the Bracket” show a little growth to their
repetitive sound and even contain a little calm to appreciate their