via Flickr user Chad Davis
The comparisons to one of their admitted musical influences, Tool, aren't going to be so easy to shake. Especially when your singing voice sounds an awful lot like Maynard's and you put out a video like this, that looks like a few Tool videos...
But when it comes down to the music, which is what this is all really about anyway, Chevelle does have that alternative metal sound that Tool and Helmet made famous a decade or so ago. If you're going to emulate a band, I can think of at least three thousand bands that would be worse, so good job Chevelle!
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Chevelle will be performing at the Buzz Bake Sale in Cruzan Ampitheater on Saturday, December 5, along with :30 Seconds to Mars, Matisyahu, Cage the Elephant, Panic At The Disco, Manchester Orchestra, and more. Tickets are $40 for reserved seats, $20 for lawn.