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Vena Sera

Vena Sera
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Studio album by
ReleasedApril 3, 2007
RecordedOctober-November 2006
StudioStudio at the Palms, Paradise, Nevada; Studio Barbarosa, Bavon, Virginia
GenreAlternative metal
Length44:12
LabelEpic
ProducerMichael "Elvis" Baskette
Chevelle chronology
Singles from Vena Sera
  1. "Well Enough Alone"
    Released: February 13, 2007
  2. "I Get It"
    Released: June 12, 2007
  3. "The Fad"
    Released: February 11, 2008
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AbsolutePunk72%[1]
Allmusic3/5 stars[2]
Entertainment WeeklyC[3]
Melodic4/5 stars[4]
Rolling Stone2/5 stars[5]
Sputnikmusic4/5 stars[6]
TuneLab Music9/10[7]
Type 3 Media8.5/10[8]

Vena Sera is the fourth studio album by the American alternative metal band Chevelle and was released on April 3, 2007, through Epic Records. Many of the tracks on this album were based on material from unreleased songs the band had previously recorded. The term "Vena Sera" is Latin for "vein liquids", or "blood".

Vena Sera is the first Chevelle album with bassist Dean Bernardini, the brother-in-law of fellow members Pete and Sam Loeffler. It would also be the second and final album produced by Michael "Elvis" Baskette, marking the first time Chevelle maintained the same producer for a second record.

The first single, "Well Enough Alone", was released to radio stations on February 13, 2007, but a physical CD single would not be available until March 6.[]

The album debuted at number 12 in the United States with sales of approximately 62,000. This was less than their previous album, This Type of Thinking (Could Do Us In), which debuted at number eight with sales of about 90,000.[9]

Track listing

All tracks written by Lyrics: Peter Loeffler, Music: Chevelle (BMI songwriter listing: Peter Loeffler, Samuel Loeffler) except "Delivery" by Compulsion[10].

No.TitleLength
1."Antisaint"4:21
2."Brainiac"3:21
3."Saferwaters"4:11
4."Well Enough Alone"4:18
5."Straight Jacket Fashion"4:02
6."The Fad"3:37
7."Humanoid"3:59
8."Paint the Seconds"3:59
9."Midnight to Midnight"4:24
10."I Get It"3:55
11."Saturdays"4:06
Total length:44:13

Personnel

  • Pete Loeffler - guitars, vocals
  • Sam Loeffler - drums
  • Dean Bernardini - bass, drums
  • Michael "Elvis" Baskette - producer, mixing
  • Dave Holdredge - engineer
  • Jef Moll - digital editing and programming

Bonus tracks

  • Jef Moll - coproducer, engineer, editor, and mixer

Charts

Album

Chart (2007) Peak
position
Billboard 200 12
Billboard Top Rock Albums 4
Billboard Top Internet Albums 6
Billboard Top Tastemaker Albums 10

Singles

Year Song US Chart Position
2007 "Well Enough Alone" Mainstream Rock Tracks 4
Modern Rock Tracks 9
Bubbling Under Hot 100 16
"I Get It" Mainstream Rock Tracks 5
Modern Rock Tracks 4
Bubbling Under Hot 100 18
2008 "The Fad" Mainstream Rock Tracks 13
Modern Rock Tracks 39

References

  1. ^ "Chevelle - Vena Sera - Album Review". AbsolutePunk.
  2. ^ "Vena Sera - Chevelle". Allmusic.
  3. ^ Endelman, Michael (April 6, 2007). "Vena Sera Review". Entertainment Weekly.
  4. ^ Wippsson, Johan. "Vena Sera". Melodic. Retrieved 2012.
  5. ^ Hoard, Christian (March 21, 2007). "Vena Sera : Chevelle : Review". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on April 17, 2008.
  6. ^ "Chevelle - Vena Sera (staff review)". Sputnikmusic.
  7. ^ "Chevelle - 'Vena Sera'". TuneLab Music.
  8. ^ "Album Reviews: Vena Sera". Type 3 Media.
  9. ^ Katie Hasty, "'NOW 24' Trumps McBride, Duff, Timbaland At No. 1", Billboard.com, April 11, 2007.
  10. ^ "Vena Sera". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016.

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