This item originally appeared in the September 30, 2004 issue of The Tech Talk.
"This Type of Thinking (Could Do Us In)
Non-Chevelle and Chevelle fans alike will appreciate Chevelle's latest "This Type of Thinking (Could Do Us In)," released Sept. 21.
They have gotten a little softer since their first release in May 1999 with "Point #1," but there is still a healthy dose of screaming from lead singer Pete Loeffler.
Accompanying Loeffler are his two brothers Joe, the youngest, on bass guitar and Sam on drums.
The music these three brothers can generate with just two guitars and one drum set will leave you questioning most five member bands out there today.
The first single off the album, "Vitamin R (Leading us along)," is No. 6 on the modern rock Billboard charts, according to http://www.billboard.com.
The public first got a taste of their new album earlier this year on "The Punisher" soundtrack with "Still Running." It has one main guitar riff and just one chorus break, which allows the listener to pay more attention to the music rather than the lyrics.
It starts out with a light guitar riff, then adds a deep bass and finally, amazing vocals provided by Loeffler.
In between "Wonder What's Next," released October 2002 and "This Type of Thinking (Could do us in)," the band has toured and released both a live album and DVD.
"Live from the Road," released November 2003, includes tracks from their first two albums. The DVD, "Live from the NorVa," puts listeners there at the May 23, 2003 concert at The NorVa in Norfolk, Va.
This album is a guaranteed promise that if you are listening to it while driving, your steering wheel will get a lot of "drum-like" attention.
Overall this album does blend well with the others because if you liked old Chevelle, then you will like new Chevelle -- because nothing has changed.
-- By Erin Bass, Staff Writer