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Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
No Description Available No Track Information Available Media Type: CD Artist: CHEVELLE Title: POINT 1 Street Release Date: 05/04/1999
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Media Type: CD
Title: POINT 1
Street Release Date: 05/04/1999
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Chevelle's Finest Hour
Andrew Estes | Maine | 12/18/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Chevelle's first album might come as a shock to those initiated with the more recent albums ("Wonder What's Next" and "This Type Of Thinking (Could Do Us In")), mainly because it sounds like a totally different band! Not that their new style is a bad thing, I love Chevelle, and the new sound is working for them just as well, but "Point #1," their debut, is just phenomenal. An undiscovered gem. I've had this CD since it's release in 1999, so listening to it provides a lot of nostalgia for me, and it holds a special place in my heart. This album is full of passion, intensity and pure emotion. Pete Loeffler, guitarist and vocalist, shines through with thoughtful, often cryptic and poetic lyrics, while his voice often echoes that of Maynard James Keenan, but with it's own distinct sound. His brothers, Joe and Sam, back him up on bass and drums (respectively) and the dynamic between the three is unbelieveable. Despite the fact that they reportedly fight a lot, whenever they get together, the combination is explosive and shows in the music. The album begins with the appropriately titled "Open," a two minute instrumental that primes you up for the album, and showcases some solid musicianship. The song bleeds into the next, the now classic "Point #1," which is my personal favorite Chevelle song of all time (anyone remember that creepy video they did for it?), and shows off what Chevelle are all about. The album continues along at a fast pace, slowing down briefly for the emotionally draining and beautiful "Dos," but the pace is picked up by more uptempo tracks like "Sma" and "Mia." A lot of people tote Chevelle as Tool sound-alikes, but I only hear it in Pete's voice. Musically, I always though of them as being more in common with Helmet, as displayed on songs like "Skeptic" and "Long." "Prove To You" is one of the defining moments of the album, and is pretty much the only song that sounds at all like what they do today. The album as a whole is just beautiful. I'm sure many new people are discovering this album, due to their success, and realizing what Chevelle is all about. It may take a few listens to adjust, especially if you already own the newer material, but it is an album that is sure to have a very long shelf-life. Not many albums are made like this anymore, just plain raw, stripped down, and pure. That's what "Point #1" is all about, and if you love music, this is the album for you."
WOW would be the correct word to use to describe it.
howitzer | Vancouver, WA United States | 05/23/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The three piece brother band Chevelle has put out one of the most quality debut albums by any band in any genre I have heard. There are no flaws to this album at all. Yeah..they sound like Tool, but that is not in any way a flaw. It's not like there are any other bands out there that have stepped up and given Tool fans(as well as any fan of hard rock in general) another good band to pursue. Chevelle explodes on all 11 tracks of this emotional-hard rock disc. The trio of brothers will usually start out a song with a quiet guitar intro while Pete sings in an almost meek, trembling voice. Then they will break into one of the most explosive combos of powerful vocals and rip-tear guitar playing that you will ever have the pleasure of experiencing. On a final note...Chevelle may not be the most talented band in the world, but they just plain and simple play some of the best hard rock. There is no better way of putting it."