Chevelle - Niratias
Critic Score
Based on 3 reviews
User Score
Based on 69 ratings
2021 Ratings: #96
Liked by 3 people
March 5, 2021 / Release Date
LP / Format
Epic Records / Label
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Overall, NIRATIAS ends up as a slightly different Chevelle album mainly due to its interlude-filled tracklist and a sort of unifying theme throughout ... The songs are just as tight as before and, unsurprisingly, even the standard ones have something interesting going on.

Spill Magazine
The album ties together a tight recorded performance that sounds larger than life along with strong, unique songwriting that propelled Chevelle forward for just over 20 years.

Sagan describes the cosmos as "beyond ordinary human understanding," and with Niratias, Chevelle has effectively -- and reliably -- distilled that ambiguity into sound.

even if it’s inconsistent and has a few cringeworthy moments, there are still some great tracks on this album and i love it’s concept. i do wish they played into the concept a bit more but it’s fine. overall, i wouldn’t recommend listening to the entire album but definitely listen to the tracks i list in faves. also some of the least faves i really REALLY dislike. but it definitely has its moments
faves: so long, self destructor, pistol star, endlessly
least faves: ... read more
Chevelle are a band that never stood out too much to me in alternative metal, even if they were a cut above a lot of the awful rap metal of that era. My hopes weren't the highest for a new album, but I thought I might review the band this time around because I was actually pretty impressed with the singles, and they sounded different than past Chevelle songs. For one, they beefed up their compositional skills with tighter performances, and Pete Loeffler's vocals which mostly just sounded goofy ... read more
On the same day that A Day To Remember shot themselves in the foot, Chevelle was able to step up to the plate and deliver a solid album. If you have listened to the past three Chevelle albums and enjoyed them, you'll enjoy this album too. It's nothing groundbreaking, It's another good Chevelle album, this time with a space theme. I really like the opener, "Verruckt" which is a guitar and drum-heavy instrumental. This instrumental track kind of reminds me of the instrumentals on ... read more
Chevelle have said that this is everything they could throw at an album and that it doesn't do well, they'll hang up this project for a while. So going into this, this album felt like a final sendoff for the band. And with all that in mind, there's a large amount of pressure to pull off one last adventure.

And hell yeah they pulled it off! Space may not seem relevant now, but this album truly brings the best Chevelle aspects to the forefront while also keeping the album feeling fresh. For the ... read more
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Track List

  1. Verruckt (Instrumental)
  2. So Long, Mother Earth
  3. Mars Simula
  4. Sleep the Deep (Instrumental)
  5. Self Destructor
  6. Piistol Star (Gravity Heals)
  7. VVurmhole (Instrumental)
  8. Peach
  9. Test Test…Enough
  10. Endlessly
  11. Remember When
  12. Ghost and Razor
  13. Lost in Digital Woods
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Added on: January 7, 2021