Taking the gothic pop sensibility of the Cure and adding the dark magnetism of Tool (but without the later band’s cerebral experimentalism), Chevelle has been balancing alt-metal extremes for over a decade. The band first made their mark with anguish anthem “The Red” and have since released four albums that follow the formula combining crunchy guitar, throbbing bass, and swoony vocals for palette-cleansing hard-but-not-too-hard-rock.

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