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Sciroccu
June 30th 2013



750 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

almost all...except 1 or 2 if I recall correctly (DuVall is the lead on "hung on a hook" for sure maybe on phantom i'm not sure). On some songs they sing together or in turn with back up vocals from the other one (title track) but it's Cantrell voice that you hear the most and on several other songs it's almost just Cantrell (low ceiling, hollow, stone, voices...).

tempest--
June 30th 2013



12569 Comments


DuVall is the lead singer dude, he's the main guy, but the harmonies between him and Cantrell (and Staley and Cantrell) are a big part of Alice's sound.
It's kind of shared, but Cantrell is never really the "lead" on this album.

Danly
July 1st 2013



19 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Technically DuVall is the lead singer of AIC v.2.0, especially when it comes to performing most of their classics where Layne was the lead singer eg. "Man In The Box", "Would" etc.

This tends to differ with their new music though, with Cantrell assuming Staley's role and DuVall filling Cantrell's previous position vocally. And just as Cantrell provided the lead on several of their tracks in their "Layne" era such as "Heaven Beside You", "Over Now" etc, DuVall has also predominantly sung lead on a few of their tracks on the last two albums.

For the most part though, especially on this album their voices seem to harmonize and blend into one, but Cantrell's voice definitely dominates DuVall's, even though DuVall clearly has the superior voice of the two.

Sciroccu
July 1st 2013



750 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

"For the most part though, especially on this album their voices seem to harmonize and blend into one, but Cantrell's voice definitely dominates DuVall's, even though DuVall clearly has the superior voice of the two. "
True.
@Lloyd : they sing together on most of the tracks (harmonized voices ok) maybe Duvall is the lead singer on the paper but what you can hear most on the last two albums is Cantrell's voice for sure (I don't know what it's like when they are singing live, maybe it's just the mix on the albums) as I said : on low ceiling, scalpel, stone, voices (and I don't remember them all) you can especially hear Cantrell's voice, even if they sing together I don't understand how you can say otherwise.
Duvall sings on hung on a hook (one of my fav), you can hear the difference (at the beginning of the song at least then on the chorus they sing together I think...).

Danly
July 3rd 2013



19 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

On the topic of AIC and lead singer(s), Jerry Cantrell sums it up best in an interview with "The Canadian Press" with these words - "We’re a team. And we don’t classically have a lead singer. That’s what this band kind of evolved into being. There’s a lot of bands that have more than one voice in rock and roll, and we've kind of modeled ourselves after being that. We do it in our own way".


Danly
July 4th 2013



19 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

I am obsessed with Alice In Chains. I wish they would release a new song everyday...

Artuma
July 4th 2013



10397 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

they would quickly become shit

Digging: 68 - In Humor and Sadness

SitarHero
July 4th 2013



4602 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

I dunno man. They're pretty damn consistent. Even their weakest album is a 3.5-4.0, which says a lot about them. AND they wrote and recorded Jar of Flies in 2 weeks, so maybe a song a day is excessive, but a song a week is totally doable.

Danly
July 5th 2013



19 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Yes, one song per week so as to maintain their unparalleled trademark consistency and quality. 52 songs per year would keep this Alice In Chains junkies cravings at bay!

Cipieron
July 5th 2013



3508 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

They need to do another Jar of Flies type acoustic thing now. Another album like this would be too samey. They need to switch it up, their comeback has been made

Greeny86
July 7th 2013



24 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

This album has really grown on me. I didnt really connect with it at first but i think this is a highlight for the band. So glad they are still around making music like this

Pndi
July 11th 2013



461 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Not sure how I really feel about it yet. I expected something more diverse. It's decent but really safe compared to Black Gives Way To Blue and to what they're capable of.

Sciroccu
July 11th 2013



750 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

just awesome !

SowingSeason
Staff Reviewer
July 11th 2013



15332 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Definitely one of the best albums of the year so far.

Digging: Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds - Abattoir Blues/The Lyre of Orpheus

Pestiferous
July 11th 2013



1178 Comments


better than i thought anyway

CrownOfMagnets
July 11th 2013



2231 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

"They need to do another Jar of Flies type acoustic thing now. Another album like this would be too samey. They need to switch it up, their comeback has been made"

That would be really cool

ExcentrifugalForz
July 19th 2013



1601 Comments


Usually when someone says a song is stuck in their head, they mean the chorus or the lyrics but with this album its the guitar solo half way through Low Ceiling.

SowingSeason
Staff Reviewer
July 19th 2013



15332 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Yeah that part rules hard

Dreamflight
July 19th 2013



1760 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Ahah it's true that solo is really awsome.

Cipieron
July 26th 2013



3508 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

i wouldn't go that far



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