Chamel3on is a promising modern math/prog-rock band I discovered about two weeks ago with their latest single, “Numbers“, released on September 24, 2021. In case you haven’t heard of Chamel3on before, these gentlemen have started their careers with a single called, Color Me Strange in 2021, and Numbers is only their second single since then. Now, please give the album a listen while reading the rest of the article.
When I think about the band Chamel3on as an upcoming band in general, I see a bright image. Their new single, Numbers, proves this, but not with what they have done in this particular song, but their potentials/capabilities.
Numbers is quite a complicated piece, glued together with the commercial vibes from the 2000s, old school British rock origins in the sound, dirty guitars, a wide range of influences, and modern progressive and math rock elements. First of all, I must admit that not every band or artist would dare making music with these specifics. In this case, the musical character of Chamel3on surely deserves our respect.
On the other hand, the band stands out with their intelligent songwriting among other things I have mentioned above. Modern progressive metal and metalcore music are quite trendy nowadays, and I frequently mention in my reviews that bands mostly copy each other’s work. Although Chamel3on is a modern band, they successfully separated themselves from the rest of most bands in their genre, and Numbers is a good example to take a look at to understand why.