Long before groups like Oasis and Blur provoked cross-Atlantic media hype, Catherine Wheel were evolving the Britpop style that typifies the genre's distinction. 1993's Chrome finds the band refining the metallic shoegaze sound established on their masterful debut both in terms of intensity and melodic-content. Every element that made Ferment so memorable and enjoyable is amplified. Rob Dickenson sings with perfect tenor appeal on tracks like "Kill Rhythm" and "Crank," highlighting the personal temperaments which shape the album. There are quite a few album covers out there that flawlessly encapsulate the atmosphere and/or mood of the music contained. Chrome has one of those covers. Its design came from the collective Hipgnosis, who gained prestige for their iconic cover of Dark Side Of The Moon.