Alice in Chains is one of those few bands that was able to toe the line between metal and alternative. While you could definitely classify their sound as being in tune with something like Soundgarden and Mudhoney from around the same time, the subtle hints of darkness always made them safe enough for metalheads to crank up on their car stereos. By comparison to the more embarrassing acts of the time, AOC also have the title of not really having a bad album in them.
From one project to the next, Alice's hit streak never really dried up all that often, with some albums just being a little bit better than others. Even when transitioning into the next life with William DuVall at the front, the material that Jerry Cantrell was coming out with was a lot more impressive than some of his contemporaries were coming out with around the same time.
Whether it's the sludgy sounds, the acoustic stuff, or the melodic beauty that ties them all together, there's a little bit of that spark across every single project these guys have put out. From stray EPs to the full-on album experiences, this is how Alice stacks up at the end of the day.
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