Chevelle
Wonder What's Next


4.5
superb

Review

by TheGoonFiles USER (1 Reviews)
December 16th, 2021 | 9 replies


Release Date: 2002 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Almost 20 years old, and still one of the best hard rock records ever.

So I was finishing setting up my recording studio yesterday and decided to throw on this album as my father was helping and hates listening to my usually death metal/hardcore stuff, and it's been a while since I've heard it anyways. And let me tell you, I was blown away how much this kick ass, especially compared to most hard rock out now.

As a 3 piece, Chevelle is one of the tightest sounding rock bands ever. Pete's raw voice that transitions into scratchy yells perfectly complements the heavy riffs and pounding drums, he is an incredible vocalist. Some of these riffs sound heavier than most hardcore breakdowns, but you'll find no chug fest here folks. Groovy riffs though, yes. The rest of the band is great too, bass does exactly what it needs to do with lil flares here and there (and you can actually hear it), and the drummer is low key the best part of the band. He's incredible tight, and the little extra snare hits and cymbal accents are tastefully done.

Also, the production on this record is incredible. Everything sounds crystal clear, yet punchy and in your face. Play the intro of Family System in a car with a good sound system and you'll see what I mean. Absolutely massive sounding. Really the only downside on the album for me is Forfeit because it's such a throw off when you'll listening from front to back. It's a soft song with airy production and I just don't think it fits.

If you haven't heard this album and like hard rock or heavy music, please check this out as for an almost 20 year old record, it still kicks major ass. Chevelle is one of the most consistent bands in the game, and this is what started that journey.


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  • gotsthedewsdood (4)
    Chevelle shows they are ahead of the radio-rock pack with one of the 2000's best hard rock...

    Bwgrotha1s (4)
    A benchmark record for Nu and Alternative Metal of the early 2000's....

    Apollo (4)
    Without a doubt one of the most talented hard rock bands of all time....

    DropTune (4)
    Streamlined, focused, and experimental are all words to describe the formula behind Wonder...

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    Acey (4)
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    teamsleep698 (3.5)
    For Chevelle's second album it lacks talent. Can sometimes get repetitive. A very catchy a...

    m/ Ian m/ (3.5)
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  • MusicalMark92 (3.5)
    Simple yet intriguing, Wonder What's Next is a solid effort from an often overlooked band....



Comments:Add a Comment 
TheGoonFiles
December 16th 2021


76 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

First review! I personally think I stink at writing and I know this didn't need another one, but hey I love it and was bored.

parksungjoon
December 16th 2021


39266 Comments


what a coincidence, i was just listening to this very recently

KrillBoi
December 16th 2021


65 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Fuck yeah, such a massive record. Chevelle have been one of my favourite rock bands for ages now and I never grow tired of them.

Digging: Wilderun - Epigone

Drifter
December 16th 2021


18506 Comments


Nice review. Inspired me to jam this for the first time in a while. Always a good time. Not one of my fav Chevelle albums but a great one nonetheless

Emim
December 17th 2021


31599 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Best Chevelle agreed

onionbubs
December 17th 2021


14729 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

yea this is probably my favorite front to back, altho other albums have stronger high points

TheGoonFiles
December 17th 2021


76 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I've never really dug deep into their albums, probably gonna change that now.



@Drifter, thank you!

Emim
December 17th 2021


31599 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

They really don't have a bad album. This, the next one, and asci-Fi Crimes are my favorites.

TheGoonFiles
December 18th 2021


76 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Good to know, i'll check out Type of Thinking rn!



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