Completely and criminally neglected, this album may just be the best AIC album never released since 1992's Dirt. Simply put, more people should listen to this. Amazing songwriting, nostalgia (the vocal harmonies are simply awesome and pure AIC), haunting atmosphere and mood (the album was dedicated/written right after the tragic death of Layne Staley), and a stellar rhythm section (provided by none other than Rob Trujillo of Metallica/Suicidal Tendencies/Infectious Grooves on bass and Mike "Puffy" Bordin of Faith No More/Ozzy fame) make this album the one that Alice In Chains should've gone out on. Cantrell proves that he was the real man behind the curtain in a LOT of AIC's best material, and the result of Degradation Trip 1&2 is simply that both discs are better than just about all modern rock/alternative rock out today. Covers so many moods and styles with great guitar riffs/solos and highly emotive singing courtesy of Cantrell. Get this right effing now.