Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Listening Post

When Layne Staley died ten years ago I really thought there was no way Alice in Chains could carry on. And then in 2009 Black Gives Way To Blue was released, with new co-frontman William Duvall nearly seamlessly stepping in and assuming the role of the second half of Alice's frontal assault of harmonic acrobatics, and it was clear they were back with a vengeance.

The fact that Alice in Chains still sounds this good after all these years and all they've been through is a testament to the power of the band.

Here's their new single -- Hollow.

1 comment:

ZIRGAR said...

AIC didn't put out a lot of recorded music, but what it did put out was amazing. Still one of my favorite bands. I can't help but wonder if AIC would've made such awesome music if Staley had managed to exercise his demons of addiction. When Cobain died it didn't really affect me, but when Staley died I felt like I'd been kicked in the gut, even though we all knew it was coming. I still feel that kick in the gut every April 5th.