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Chevelle Shows No Signs Of Settling Down

Chevelle Shows No Signs Of Settling Down

You'd think they'd settle down by now, but no: On their seventh album, "La Gárgola" (Spanish for "Gargoyle"), Chicagoans Pete Loeffler, Sam Loeffler and Dean Bernardini, of hard-charging trio Chevelle, along with producer Joe Barresi, beefed up their sound.

Guitars sound sharper and fuller ("Jawbreaker"), the drums more industrial ("An Island"), the vocals angrier (everywhere). "Gárgola"'s themes are darker, too, even obliquely political, inspired by "Walking Dead" binge-watching marathons ("The Damned"), current affairs ("Take Out the Gunman") and pure fantasy weirdness ("Ouija...