12 Songs, 1 Hour 7 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

With the excellent 2009 comeback album Black Gives Way to Blue, Alice in Chains proved that it could go on without late singer Layne Staley. At the vocal mic, William DuVall is keeping the group's reputation strong. But with two solid solo albums, it's a not-so-secret ingredient—guitarist Jerry Cantrell—who illustrated his importance to the Alice in Chains sound. He writes the riffs and creates left-of-center harmonies that embody the group's unsettling vibe. The minor-key metal-to-grunge riffs and harmonies are most powerful on tracks such as the title song, "Hollow," and "Stone," with the band lightening up for the acoustic-lined "Voices" and the even more evenly paced "Scalpel," which sounds like the band's likeliest chance at a crossover hit. Producer Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Rush, Velvet Revolver) brings a grand soundfield into play, with guitars layered for maximum effect; it's perfect for listening on quality headphones. More than 20 years on, Alice in Chains stays true to its vision while remaining open to new ways of expressing dark visions.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

With the excellent 2009 comeback album Black Gives Way to Blue, Alice in Chains proved that it could go on without late singer Layne Staley. At the vocal mic, William DuVall is keeping the group's reputation strong. But with two solid solo albums, it's a not-so-secret ingredient—guitarist Jerry Cantrell—who illustrated his importance to the Alice in Chains sound. He writes the riffs and creates left-of-center harmonies that embody the group's unsettling vibe. The minor-key metal-to-grunge riffs and harmonies are most powerful on tracks such as the title song, "Hollow," and "Stone," with the band lightening up for the acoustic-lined "Voices" and the even more evenly paced "Scalpel," which sounds like the band's likeliest chance at a crossover hit. Producer Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Rush, Velvet Revolver) brings a grand soundfield into play, with guitars layered for maximum effect; it's perfect for listening on quality headphones. More than 20 years on, Alice in Chains stays true to its vision while remaining open to new ways of expressing dark visions.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
216 Ratings
216 Ratings
MRJEREZ ,

Legendary AIC

another great album by the the legendary Alice in Chains.
1. Hollow - amazing vocals by Jerry and William 10/10
2. Pretty Done - excellent guitar by Jerry the guitar steals the show on this track. Favorite lyric would have to be'' Never had you,how could i lose you'' amazing 10/10
3.Stone- the chugging bass in the beginning sets up an amazing song,an amazing solo by Jerry and great drumwork by Sean. 10/10
4. Voices - great acoustic sounding song wouldnt sound out of place on Jar of Flies. 10/10
5. The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here - great long epic song joining the likes of Love, Hate, Love, Head Creeps, and A looking in View. Intimidating vocals by Jerry singing lyrics like '' A cloud is my home'' send chills down my spine 10/10
6. Lab Monkey - amazing slow brooding song lyrics like '' had enough, no more tears for me left to cry'' makes me want to break doors down. 10/10
7. Low Ceiling - great upbeat song with excellent bass from Mike and classic Jerry vocals 10/10
8. Breath on a Window - great upbeat song that shows off Jerry's guitar work at the end with amazing vocals my favorite off the album. 10/10
9. Scalpel- great country tinged sounding acoustic song that will sound great pefromed live. Jerry can't write a bad song. 10/10
10. Phantom Limb - another amazing epic like ''A Looking in view'' that shows off William's amazing vocals and guitar work. 10/10
11. Hung on a Hook - slow, brooding, dark with amazing vocal from William 10/10
12. Choke- the tearjerker on this album perfect way to end the album. this song deserves awards. 10/10
Just buy the entire album you won't regret it. This album deserve every kind of award and Alice in Chains deserves to be in the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame.

Chocolate Hills ,

Excellent quality

Everything you would want in an Alice in Chains album is in The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here. Great lyrics, guitar tones, harmonizing vocals, groovy riffs, and well-written dramatic melodic tunes as well. If you were a fan of grunge in the 90's, then you won't be disappointed with this effort.

Qwyjbo ,

Really REALLY Great!

Good to know that even though that all the good bands are selling out to synth sounds and modern pop stars, there are bands that are still passionate about their original sound and don't sell out. Keep up the good work.

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