Chevelle
Wonder What's Next


4.0
excellent

Review

by Apollo USER (25 Reviews)
January 27th, 2011 | 69 replies


Release Date: 2002 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Without a doubt one of the most talented hard rock bands of all time.

Let’s be honest, when Chevelle started out, for a three piece band, this was one of hard rock’s finest bands of all time. Say what you will about This Type Of Thinking, Vena Sera and Sci-Fi Crimes Wonder What’s Next was the bands defining glory. This was Chevelle as a united brotherhood, strong in family and musical ties. This album sees Chevelle at it’s peak. We have all heard a thousand times the comparisons to Breaking Benjamin, Three Days Grace and countless other ‘hard rock’ bands currently in the limelight. The difference being that anyone who can read, play or truly appreciate music can easily recognize differences between Chevelle and other contemporaries. This difference is musical integrity. For a three piece band, holy *** do Chevelle distinguish themselves as unique talent.

From the opening notes of Family System to the closing acoustic notes of One Lonely Visitor, Wonder What’s Next is a cornucopia of complex poly-rhythm’s and odd time signatures mixed with accessible vocals and melodic guitar lines. The greatest strength of this record is it’s ability to appeal to those who enjoy simple hard rock, and those who yearn for something challenging, musically complex and aggressive. The band employs several of these unique qualities to offer something more than a radio-rock record like ‘One-X’.
The drum beats are simple yet complex in subtle ways. The bass is easily the most prominent instrument, taking the lead in a majority of songs and providing a strong backbone.

It is honestly refreshing to hear a three piece band incorporate the bass as a major instrument instead of simply washing it away in the backround as a distant, unimportant instrument. The major complaint about Wonder What’s Next is the somewhat simple, almost nu-metal, drop tuning guitars. Those who critizise though need to keep in mind that as a three piece band, trying to sing, scream and play all guitar riffs, Pete Loefer is pretty ***ing talented. You have to respect an amazing lead vocalist who is also the lead guitarist. Not many bands these days (especially mainstream hard rock bands) have the talent and songwriting ability that Chevelle do.
I refuse to go on about how you need to hear this album or give it a second chance if you are not a fan.

99% of us on this website have heard the record and either like it for talent/nostalgia sake or despise it for the fact that so many ‘hard rock’ fans have jumped on the bandwagon and listen to Default, Breaking Benjamin or Three Days Grace. We all know douchbags who claim to like ‘hard rock’ bands but really know nothing about the genre. Let’s be honest here, Chevelle is easily hard rock’s leading saviour and the band have kept to integrity and honesty when most modern radio rock has abandoned these qualities.



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Apollo
January 27th 2011


10336 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

yyyyyyyyyyeeeeeeeeeaaaaaah


Im back muthafuckas

bloc
January 27th 2011


34925 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

The riff in Comfortable Liar is soooooooo badass

Apollo
January 27th 2011


10336 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

ít's amazing

tiesthatbind
January 27th 2011


7378 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Yeah this is definitely their best album

Digging: Poets of the Fall - Signs of Life

bungy
January 27th 2011


8843 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

lol I gave this a 1.5 never even heard this

Romulus
January 27th 2011


8443 Comments


Let’s be honest here, Chevelle is easily hard rock’s leading saviour


see this could theoretically be true except hurt.

Emim
January 27th 2011


26646 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

5 or gtfo; Family System destroys.

see this could theoretically be true except hurt.


I like Chevelle more, honestly, and Sci-Fi Crimes is better than Goodbye to the Machine imo.

tiesthatbind
January 27th 2011


7378 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

More like Sci-Fi Snooze

Romulus
January 27th 2011


8443 Comments


emim that really hurts me.

although there were many albums better than goodbye to the machine i give you that

Emim
January 28th 2011


26646 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

More like Sci-Fi Snooze


moar liek Sci-Fi Rhymes, amirite?

although there were many albums better than goodbye to the machine i give you that


On that topic, listen to the intro to Dreams Away, and tell me that doesn't sound almost exactly like Satellite by P.O.D.

tiesthatbind
January 28th 2011


7378 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

moar liek Sci-Fi Rhymes, amirite?

That one doesn't get my point across that the album sucks ;)

pizzamachine
January 28th 2011


12571 Comments


Where's fromtheinside, he's practically married to this band. Pos'd for kicks.

Emim
January 28th 2011


26646 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

FINISH HIM!

FALTER BRIDGEFALTER BRIDGE
FALTER BRIDGEFALTER BRIDGE
FALTER BRIDGEFALTER BRIDGE
FALTER BRIDGEFALTER BRIDGE

theacademy
Staff Reviewer
January 28th 2011


28659 Comments


YES A REMINDER TO GO BE A MAN AND LISTEN TO SOME CHEVELLE

Digging: Jessie Ware - Tough Love

fr33convict
January 28th 2011


11694 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

FUCK YEAH ALTER BRIDGE

Emim
January 28th 2011


26646 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

m/

Photon
January 28th 2011


1292 Comments


i remember listening to a couple of songs from here on the radio a long time a go ..they were OK i guess

greg84
Staff Reviewer
January 28th 2011


7421 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I approve of this review. Good job!

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Tyrael
January 28th 2011


20901 Comments


YES AN APOLLO CHEVELLE REVIEW

Apollo
January 28th 2011


10336 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

lmao



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